Amnicon, Wisconsin

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Amnicon, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Amnicon, Wisconsin
Location of Amnicon, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 46°34′52″N 91°52′22″W / 46.58111°N 91.87278°W / 46.58111; -91.87278Coordinates: 46°34′52″N 91°52′22″W / 46.58111°N 91.87278°W / 46.58111; -91.87278
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Douglas
Area
 • Total 39.1 sq mi (101.3 km2)
 • Land 39.1 sq mi (101.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,074
 • Density 27.5/sq mi (10.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 and 534
FIPS code 55-01825[2]
GNIS feature ID 1582692[1]
Website townofamnicon.com

Amnicon is a town in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,155 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated communities of Amnicon Falls, Middle River, Rockmont and Wentworth are located in the town.

Name origin[edit]

The name Amnicon is of Ojibwe origin. It is derived from aminikan 'spawning ground'.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.1 square miles (101.2 km²), of which, 39.1 square miles (101.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.

Amnicon is located 14 miles east-southeast of the city of Superior.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,074 people, 364 households, and 294 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.5 people per square mile (10.6/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 9.8 per square mile (3.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.81% White, 0.56% African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 364 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,654, and the median income for a family was $53,235. Males had a median income of $35,347 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,968. About 2.1% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Highways 2 and 53 are two of the main routes in the community.

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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Verwyst, Chrysostom. 1892. "Geographical Names in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, Having a Chippewa Origin". Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin 12: 390–398.

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