Slinger, Wisconsin

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Slinger, Wisconsin
Village
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Location of Slinger, Wisconsin
Location of Slinger, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°19′42″N 88°17′0″W / 43.32833°N 88.28333°W / 43.32833; -88.28333Coordinates: 43°19′42″N 88°17′0″W / 43.32833°N 88.28333°W / 43.32833; -88.28333
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 5.31 sq mi (13.75 km2)
 • Land 5.29 sq mi (13.70 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,063 ft (324 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 5,068
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 5,117
 • Density 958.0/sq mi (369.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-74400[5]
GNIS feature ID 1574278[2]
Website http://www.vi.slinger.wi.gov

Slinger is a village in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,068 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Originally named Schleisingerville after the founder, state senator Baruch Schleisinger Weil in 1857; it was shortened on December 22, 1921.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Slinger is located at 43°19′42″N 88°17′0″W / 43.32833°N 88.28333°W / 43.32833; -88.28333 (43.328466, -88.283461).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.31 square miles (13.75 km2), of which, 5.29 square miles (13.70 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,161
1970 1,216 4.7%
1980 1,612 32.6%
1990 2,340 45.2%
2000 3,901 66.7%
2010 5,068 29.9%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 5,068 people, 2,029 households, and 1,390 families residing in the village. The population density was 958.0 inhabitants per square mile (369.9/km2). There were 2,182 housing units at an average density of 412.5 per square mile (159.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 2,029 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 37.2 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 10.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,901 people, 1,562 households, and 1,040 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,046.8 people per square mile (403.8/km²). There were 1,607 housing units at an average density of 431.2 per square mile (166.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.95% White, 0.26% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 1,562 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,125, and the median income for a family was $55,607. Males had a median income of $40,783 versus $25,723 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,450. About 6.0% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation[edit]

Education[edit]

Slinger is served by the School District of Slinger.[9] Schools include Slinger Elementary School, St. Peter Catholic School, Allenton Elementary, Addison Elementary, Slinger Middle School, and Slinger High School.

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. ^ 'Schleisingerville to Slinger 1869-1969: historical album and centennial program book,' Municipal buildings, Slinger (Wisconsin) Centennial Committee: 1969
  7. ^ Wisconsin Small Jewish Communities History Project
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "School District of Slinger". 

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