Lincoln, Wood County, Wisconsin

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Lincoln, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Lincoln, Wood County, Wisconsin
Location of Lincoln, Wood County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°38′43″N 90°14′43″W / 44.64528°N 90.24528°W / 44.64528; -90.24528Coordinates: 44°38′43″N 90°14′43″W / 44.64528°N 90.24528°W / 44.64528; -90.24528
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Wood
Area
 • Total 34.2 sq mi (88.7 km2)
 • Land 34.2 sq mi (88.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,191 ft (363 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,554
 • Density 45.4/sq mi (17.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-44550[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583571[1]
PLSS township T25N R2E
Website http://www.townoflincolnwc.com

Lincoln is a town in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,554 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Bakerville is located in the town.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.2 square miles (88.7 km²), of which, 34.2 square miles (88.6 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

History[edit]

The six mile square that would become Lincoln was first surveyed in the summer of 1851 by a crew working for the U.S. government. In November and December 1853 another crew marked its section corners, walking through the woods and wading the streams, measuring with chain and compass.[3][4] When done, the deputy surveyor filed this general description:

This Township contains much good land and is clear from swamp The greater part of it is Rolling and good 2d Rate land. It is well watered and some of the streams are of sufficient size for Milling purposes The streams are all lined with good W P(?) which is the prevailing Timber. The upland is mostly Sugar & Lind.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,554 people, 539 households, and 433 families residing in the town. The population density was 45.4 people per square mile (17.5/km²). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 16.1 per square mile (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.71% White, 0.06% African American, 0.77% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 539 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 112.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,194, and the median income for a family was $59,904. Males had a median income of $37,019 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,617. About 2.3% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Land Survey Information". Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Field Notes for T25N R2W". Original Field Notes and Plat Maps, 1833-1866. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Wright, O. J. "Interior Field Notes (Nov. 1853-Dec. 1853)". Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

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