New Auburn, Wisconsin

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New Auburn, Wisconsin
Village
Location of New Auburn, Wisconsin
Location of New Auburn, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°12′14″N 91°33′42″W / 45.20389°N 91.56167°W / 45.20389; -91.56167Coordinates: 45°12′14″N 91°33′42″W / 45.20389°N 91.56167°W / 45.20389; -91.56167
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Counties Chippewa, Barron
Area[1]
 • Total 3.39 sq mi (8.78 km2)
 • Land 3.39 sq mi (8.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 548
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 554
 • Density 161.7/sq mi (62.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-56350[5]
GNIS feature ID 1570199[2]

New Auburn is a village in Barron and Chippewa counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 548 at the 2010 census. Of this, 528 were in Chippewa County, and only 20 were in Barron County. The village is located mostly within the Town of Auburn in Chippewa County. A small portion extends east into the adjacent Town of Bloomer, also in Chippewa County. A small portion also extends north into the Town of Dovre in Barron County.

Geography[edit]

New Auburn is located at 45°12′14″N 91°33′42″W / 45.20389°N 91.56167°W / 45.20389; -91.56167 (45.203766, -91.561570).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.39 square miles (8.78 km2) containing no bodies of water inside.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Eau Claire County.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 485
2000 562 15.9%
2010 548 −2.5%
Est. 2012 554 1.1%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 548 people, 217 households, and 139 families residing in the village. The population density was 161.7 inhabitants per square mile (62.4 /km2). There were 235 housing units at an average density of 69.3 per square mile (26.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.0% from two or more races.

There were 217 households of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the village was 34.6 years. 29% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 562 people, 216 households, and 147 families residing in the village. The population density was 165.8 people per square mile (64.0/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 65.5 per square mile (25.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.11% White, 0.18% Native American, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There are 216 households out of which 34.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% 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 3.17.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,341, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $26,683 versus $20,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,444. 9.9% of the population and 9.6% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.9% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

"Population: 485"[edit]

New Auburn is the setting of Michael Perry's memoir, Population: 485: Meeting your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, in which he describes his experiences as a volunteer firefighter. The publisher quotes praise by Dennis Smith, and a reviewer who characterizes Perry's New Auburn as spiritually located "somewhere between Garrison Keillor idyllic, sweet Lake Wobegon and the narrow-mindedness of Sinclair Lewis's Main Street."[7]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ http://www.sneezingcow.com/pop485.htm

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