Yorkville, Wisconsin

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Yorkville, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Yorkville, Wisconsin
Location of Yorkville, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°42′26″N 87°59′52″W / 42.70722°N 87.99778°W / 42.70722; -87.99778
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Racine
Area
 • Total 34.4 sq mi (89.0 km2)
 • Land 34.3 sq mi (88.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,291
 • Density 95.9/sq mi (37.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-89575[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584495[1]

Yorkville is a town in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,291 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Ives Grove, Sylvania, and Yorkville are located in the town.

History[edit]

The town was founded primarily by farmers immigrating from Cornwall, England.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.0 km²), of which, 34.3 square miles (88.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.09%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,291 people, 1,123 households, and 917 families residing in the town. The population density was 95.9 people per square mile (37.0/km²). There were 1,153 housing units at an average density of 33.6 per square mile (13.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.12% White, 0.24% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 1,123 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.3% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,076, and the median income for a family was $63,867. Males had a median income of $46,232 versus $29,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,895. About 2.3% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Yorkville Elementary School is one of the 13 remaining school districts that is k-8. It has a staff of 47. There is an addition being made to the school starting in 2006 because of the overcrowding. [1]

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. ^ 'Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin,' volume 9, Lyman Copeland Draper, Wisconsin Historical Society: 1909, Wisconsin Necrology-1880, pg. 449-450

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Coordinates: 42°44′31″N 88°01′36″W / 42.74194°N 88.02667°W / 42.74194; -88.02667