Gratiot, Wisconsin

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Gratiot, Wisconsin
Village
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Coordinates: 42°34′5″N 90°2′29″W / 42.56806°N 90.04139°W / 42.56806; -90.04139Coordinates: 42°34′5″N 90°2′29″W / 42.56806°N 90.04139°W / 42.56806; -90.04139
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Lafayette
Area[1]
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 823 ft (251 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 236
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 236
 • Density 400.0/sq mi (154.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-30600[5]
GNIS feature ID 1583308[2]

Gratiot is a village in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 236 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Gratiot.

History[edit]

The village was named after Henry Gratiot.[6]

Geography[edit]

Gratiot is located at 42°34′37″N 90°1′20″W / 42.57694°N 90.02222°W / 42.57694; -90.02222 (42.576947, -90.02234).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 236 people, 97 households, and 64 families residing in the village. The population density was 400.0 inhabitants per square mile (154.4 /km2). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 183.1 per square mile (70.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.4% Asian, and 1.7% from two or more races.

There were 97 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 41.3 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 11% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.8% male and 46.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 252 people, 97 households, and 71 families residing in the village. The population density was 432.6 people per square mile (167.8/km²). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 176.8 per square mile (68.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.21% White, 0.40% Black or African American, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 97 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,944, and the median income for a family was $45,208. Males had a median income of $28,625 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,902. About 5.2% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.6% of those sixty five or over.

Recreation[edit]

The Cheese Country Trail passes through the village.

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Wisconsin Writers Program. Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1941. (pg. 557)
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.