Christiana, Vernon County, Wisconsin

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Christiana, Wisconsin
Town
Location in Vernon County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Vernon County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°41′6″N 90°50′42″W / 43.68500°N 90.84500°W / 43.68500; -90.84500Coordinates: 43°41′6″N 90°50′42″W / 43.68500°N 90.84500°W / 43.68500; -90.84500
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Vernon
Area
 • Total 33.7 sq mi (87.2 km2)
 • Land 33.6 sq mi (87.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,243 ft (379 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 871
 • Density 25.9/sq mi (10.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-14675[2]
GNIS feature ID 1582960[1]

Christiana is a town in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 871 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Newry is located within the town.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87.2 km²), of which, 33.6 square miles (86.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 871 people, 308 households, and 252 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.9 people per square mile (10.0/km²). There were 341 housing units at an average density of 10.2 per square mile (3.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.43% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 308 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,875, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $24,861 versus $22,891 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,486. About 4.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Brown Olson, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and farmer, was born in the town; Olson served as chairman of the Christiana Town Board.[3]

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. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1891,' Biographical Sketch of Brown Olson, pg. 603