Bear Creek, Sauk County, Wisconsin

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Bear Creek, Wisconsin
Location of Bear Creek, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Location of Bear Creek, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°19′48″N 90°9′16″W / 43.33000°N 90.15444°W / 43.33000; -90.15444Coordinates: 43°19′48″N 90°9′16″W / 43.33000°N 90.15444°W / 43.33000; -90.15444
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Sauk
 • Total 49.7 sq mi (128.7 km2)
 • Land 49.7 sq mi (128.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 497
 • Density 10.0/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-05600[2]
GNIS feature ID 1582770[1]

Bear Creek is a town in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 497 at the 2000 census. The town took its name from Bear Creek.[3] The unincorporated community of Loreta is located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.7 square miles (128.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 497 people, 176 households, and 140 families residing in the town. The population density was 10.0 people per square mile (3.9/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 4.2 per square mile (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.60% White, 0.40% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 176 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 15.3% 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 2.82 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 114.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $25,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,212. About 4.2% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ Cole, Harry Ellsworth (1918). A Standard History of Sauk County, Wisconsin. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 407.