Shullsburg (town), Wisconsin

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Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Town
Coordinates: 42°34′50″N 90°14′6″W / 42.58056°N 90.23500°W / 42.58056; -90.23500Coordinates: 42°34′50″N 90°14′6″W / 42.58056°N 90.23500°W / 42.58056; -90.23500
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Lafayette
Area
 • Total 35.0 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 • Land 35.0 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 364
 • Density 10.4/sq mi (4.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-73850[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584158[1]

Shullsburg is a town in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 364 at the 2000 census. The City of Shullsburg is located within the town. The unincorporated community of Dunbarton is also located partially in the town.

History[edit]

Shullsburg was established in 1827. It is the third oldest city in the state after Green Bay and Prairie du Chien.[3] Shullsburg was named after Jesse Shull, a miner. His mine is now part of the Badger Mine and Museum, a tourist attraction in the city park.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.0 square miles (90.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 364 people, 136 households, and 102 families residing in the town. The population density was 10.4 people per square mile (4.0/km²). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 4.1 per square mile (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.63% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.27% Asian, and 0.55% from two or more races.

There were 136 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 112.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,682, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $21,827 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,096. About 7.3% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ City of Shullsburg. "Mining for Treasures in Our Past". Retrieved 2009-04-26.