Bruce, Wisconsin

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Bruce, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Bruce in Rusk County, Wisconsin.
Location of Bruce in Rusk County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 45°27′26″N 91°16′23″W / 45.45722°N 91.27306°W / 45.45722; -91.27306Coordinates: 45°27′26″N 91°16′23″W / 45.45722°N 91.27306°W / 45.45722; -91.27306
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Rusk
Incorporated 1901
Government
 • Type Village
Area[1]
 • Total 2.39 sq mi (6.19 km2)
 • Land 2.34 sq mi (6.06 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,106 ft (337 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 779
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 724
 • Density 332.9/sq mi (128.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-10500[5]
GNIS feature ID 1562279[2]
Website http://www.villageofbruce.org/

Bruce is a village in Rusk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 779 at the 2010 census. The village was founded in 1884 by the Sault Ste. Marie Land and Improvement Company. The land company was incorporated and led by the principal officers of the Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie and Atlantic Railway, which operated its ceremonial first train over its line to Bruce in November 1884.[6][7] It was named for Alanson C. Bruce who operated a logging camp in the area.[8]

Geography[edit]

Bruce is located at 45°27′26″N 91°16′23″W / 45.45722°N 91.27306°W / 45.45722; -91.27306 (45.457203, -91.272923).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.39 square miles (6.19 km2), of which 2.34 square miles (6.06 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Bruce is along U.S. Highway 8 and Wisconsin Highway 40.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910565
1920561−0.7%
1930548−2.3%
19405968.8%
195086745.5%
1960815−6.0%
1970799−2.0%
198090513.3%
1990844−6.7%
2000787−6.8%
2010779−1.0%
Est. 2016724[4]−7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 779 people, 371 households, and 203 families residing in the village. The population density was 332.9 inhabitants per square mile (128.5/km2). There were 419 housing units at an average density of 179.1 per square mile (69.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.1% White and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 371 households of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the village was 45.9 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 25.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 787 people, 384 households, and 213 families residing in the village. The population density was 343.7 people per square mile (132.7/km²). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 177.8 per square mile (68.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.98% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 384 households out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $34,861. Males had a median income of $29,732 versus $20,917 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,226. About 4.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

A local dried lake in the fall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Articles of Incorporation". Saint Paul Globe. January 10, 1884. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "A Minneapolis Road - The First Trip Over the Minneapolis and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, MN. November 8, 1884. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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