Tigerton, Wisconsin

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Tigerton, Wisconsin
Village
Downtown Tigerton
Downtown Tigerton
Location of Tigerton, Wisconsin
Location of Tigerton, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°44′25″N 89°3′30″W / 44.74028°N 89.05833°W / 44.74028; -89.05833Coordinates: 44°44′25″N 89°3′30″W / 44.74028°N 89.05833°W / 44.74028; -89.05833
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Shawano
Area[1]
 • Total 1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Land 1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 741
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 732
 • Density 414.0/sq mi (159.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-79825[5]
GNIS feature ID 1575448[2]
Website www.tigertonwis.com

Tigerton is a village in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 741 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway ran through the area from 1879-1981.[6] The village was established in 1896,[7] and is named after Tiger Creek. The creek is said to have fast-running waters that roar like a tiger.[8]

Geography[edit]

Tigerton is located at 44°44′25″N 89°3′30″W / 44.74028°N 89.05833°W / 44.74028; -89.05833 (44.740411, -89.058261).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), of which, 1.79 square miles (4.64 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Village Hall

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 741 people, 332 households, and 182 families residing in the village. The population density was 414.0 inhabitants per square mile (159.8 /km2). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 211.2 per square mile (81.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.3% White, 0.3% African American, 3.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 332 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 40.2 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 764 people, 349 households, and 199 families residing in the village. The population density was 540.1 people per square mile (209.2/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 270.7 per square mile (104.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.12% White, 0.13% African American, 1.96%, Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 349 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 40.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,278, and the median income for a family was $33,625. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $18,264 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,707. About 9.4% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The village is served by its own school district, Tigerton School District. The district has an elementary school, middle school and high school, as well as the Tigerton School Forest and Environmental Center, which is a hands-on learning environment.[10][11][12]

Posse Comitatus[edit]

Tigerton was the Wisconsin base of the now largely defunct Posse Comitatus, a militant far-right organization.[13][14]

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ "A Brief History of the Village of Tigerton". Official Website of Tigerton Wisconsin. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tigerton, Wisconsin". OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE VILLAGE OF TIGERTON, WISCONSIN. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Tigerton, Wisconsin, WI". ePodunk. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "The School District of Tigerton". OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE VILLAGE OF TIGERTON, WISCONSIN. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Tigerton School District". Tigerton School District. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tigerton School District". Great Schools. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ "With Leaders in Jail, Posse Comitatus' Fate Is Uncertain". Associated Press. September 23, 1990. 
  14. ^ "POSSE COMITATUS MANUAL URGED TERRORISM, SHERIFF SAYS". Associated Press. September 12, 1985. 
  15. ^ "Abrahamson, Theodore 1900". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 

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