Location of Ainsworth, Wisconsin
|• Total||71.9 sq mi (186.3 km2)|
|• Land||69.5 sq mi (179.9 km2)|
|• Water||2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)|
|Elevation||1,535 ft (468 m)|
|• Density||8.2/sq mi (3.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1582662|
Ainsworth is a town in Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States. The town, founded in 1904, was named for Thomas Ainsworth, a civil engineer who supervised the construction of the Wolf River Dam in 1869 for the Keshena Improvement Company. The population was 571 at the 2000 Census. The unincorporated community of Pearson is located within the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 71.9 square miles (186.3 km²), of which, 69.5 square miles (180.0 km²) of it is land and 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it (3.42%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 571 people, 255 households, and 175 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.2 people per square mile (3.2/km²). There were 549 housing units at an average density of 7.9 per square mile (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.77% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.35% Pacific Islander, and 0.70% from two or more races.
There were 255 households out of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.64.
In the town, the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $27,727, and the median income for a family was $31,719. Males had a median income of $26,538 versus $17,768 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,162. About 7.1% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0.