Windsor (town), Wisconsin

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Windsor, Wisconsin
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°13′51″N 89°19′57″W / 43.23083°N 89.33250°W / 43.23083; -89.33250Coordinates: 43°13′51″N 89°19′57″W / 43.23083°N 89.33250°W / 43.23083; -89.33250
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane
 • Total 30.8 sq mi (79.9 km2)
 • Land 30.7 sq mi (79.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,033 ft (315 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,286
 • Density 172.0/sq mi (66.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-87750[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584454[1]

Windsor is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,286 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place of Windsor is located in the town. The unincorporated communities of Lake Windsor, Morrisonville, and Token Creek are also located in the town. A portion of the town was part of a disputed annexation by the Village of DeForest. In July 2004 the village and town reached a settlement in which part of the disputed area would be annexed by the village and part would remain with the town. In addition, the town and village agreed to exchange other less populated land.


While visited in the late 1830s, the first settler to the town was William Lawrence, who came from the state of Vermont in 1841. He later served in the Civil War. James Morrison settled in the town in 1843 at what is now Morrisonville.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.9 km²), of which, 30.7 square miles (79.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.


Currently the only public school in Windsor is Windsor Elementary School, serving grades K-4. There was a high school planned at one point which was scrapped in the mid 1990s due to a transition to Sun Prairie schools.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,286 people, 1,880 households, and 1,549 families residing in the town. The population density was 172.0 people per square mile (66.4/km²). There were 1,923 housing units at an average density of 62.6 per square mile (24.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.71% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,880 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $67,610, and the median income for a family was $73,042. Males had a median income of $41,745 versus $29,921 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,266. None of the families and 0.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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  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. 

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