Potter, Wisconsin

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Potter, Wisconsin
Village
Motto: Where Friends are Dear[1]
Location of Potter, Wisconsin
Location of Potter, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°7′7″N 88°5′44″W / 44.11861°N 88.09556°W / 44.11861; -88.09556Coordinates: 44°7′7″N 88°5′44″W / 44.11861°N 88.09556°W / 44.11861; -88.09556
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Calumet
Area[2]
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[3] 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 253
 • Estimate (2012[5]) 255
 • Density 468.5/sq mi (180.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-64675[6]
GNIS feature ID 1571841[3]
Website http://villageofpotter.com/

Potter is a village in Calumet County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 253 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Potter was established near a Native American village along the Manitowoc River.[7] It was originally named Muskratville because of the large number of muskrats that lived in the river and were trapped for their fur.[7] American Civil War Captain Orin R. Potter settled in Potter in 1859 and established a feed mill.[1][7] That same year he renamed the village Potter Mills, which was later shortened to Potter.[1]

150 years celebration[edit]

The village celebrated its 150th anniversary on July 19, 2009 with the second parade in the village's history.[1] The first parade was a 1907 "Medicine man parade." Five of Potter's great-great grandchildren attended the parade.[7]

Geography[edit]

Potter is located at 44°7′7″N 88°5′44″W / 44.11861°N 88.09556°W / 44.11861; -88.09556 (44.118544, -88.095467).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), of which, 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Welcome sign
Looking west on Highway PP in Potter

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 253 people, 98 households, and 70 families residing in the village. The population density was 468.5 inhabitants per square mile (180.9/km2). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 183.3 per square mile (70.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.8% African American, 2.0% Native American, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 98 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the village was 38.8 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 223 people, 78 households, and 59 families residing in the village. The population density was 422.6 people per square mile (162.5/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 151.6 per square mile (58.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.31% White, 0.45% Native American, and 2.24% from two or more races.

There were 78 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $43,958, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $22,614 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,519. About 6.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.3% of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Village of Potter will celebrate 150 years in July". Chilton Times-Journal. March 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ a b c d Nucciarone, Sabrina (2009-07-16). "Potter prepares to celebrate 150th". Tri-County News. pp. 20, 24. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.