Norway, Wisconsin

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Norway, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Norway, Wisconsin
Location of Norway, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°48′31″N 88°8′54″W / 42.80861°N 88.14833°W / 42.80861; -88.14833Coordinates: 42°48′31″N 88°8′54″W / 42.80861°N 88.14833°W / 42.80861; -88.14833
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Racine
Area
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land 33.7 sq mi (87.3 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,600
 • Density 225.4/sq mi (87.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-58600[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583833[1]

Norway is a town in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,600 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place of Wind Lake, Wisconsin is in the town of Norway. The unincorporated communities of North Cape and Union Church are also located partially in the town.

History[edit]

Muskego Settlement, which was in the town of Norway, was one of the first Norwegian-American settlements.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.3 km²), of which, 33.7 square miles (87.3 km²) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) of it (5.41%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 4,619
1990 5,493 18.9%
2000 7,600 38.4%
2010 7,948 4.6%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,600 people, 2,641 households, and 2,160 families residing in the town. The population density was 225.4 people per square mile (87.0/km²). There were 2,775 housing units at an average density of 82.3 per square mile (31.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.16% White, 0.26% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 2,641 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,513, and the median income for a family was $71,997. Males had a median income of $45,525 versus $30,494 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,515. About 1.3% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 3.1% 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. ^ http://www.tn.norway.wi.gov/history.aspx

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