Coloma, Wisconsin

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Coloma, Wisconsin
Village
Looking west in downtown Coloma
Looking west in downtown Coloma
Location of Coloma, Wisconsin
Location of Coloma, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°1′26″N 89°32′2″W / 44.02389°N 89.53389°W / 44.02389; -89.53389Coordinates: 44°1′26″N 89°32′2″W / 44.02389°N 89.53389°W / 44.02389; -89.53389
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waushara
Area[1]
 • Total 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2)
 • Land 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,096 ft (334 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 450
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 451
 • Density 308.2/sq mi (119.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
zip code 54930
Area code(s) Area codes 715
FIPS code 55-16400[5]
GNIS feature ID 1583004[2]

Coloma is a village in Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 450 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Coloma.

History[edit]

The Coloma area was first settled in 1849 by John Drake and a man named Stowe. Stowe stole lumber Drake left in the area when Drake had to leave due to a family illness. Stowe built a tavern with the timber, leaving Drake to build his tavern out of rough hewn logs.[6]

By 1875, the area was known as Ross Corners, after the local postmaster. A railroad between Stevens Point and Portage was soon built, coming through four miles to the east at a spot called Coloma Station. The post office was moved from Ross Corners to Coloma Station, and Ross Corners soon became known as Coloma Corners.[6]

Geography[edit]

Coloma is located at 44°02′00″N 89°31′16″W / 44.033421°N 89.521077°W / 44.033421; -89.521077 (44.033421, -89.521077).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.46 square miles (3.78 km2), all of it land.[1]

Glover Bluff crater, a meteor crater, is located about 4 miles south of Coloma.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 74
1940 308
1950 338 9.7%
1960 312 −7.7%
1970 336 7.7%
1980 367 9.2%
1990 383 4.4%
2000 461 20.4%
2010 450 −2.4%
Est. 2015 438 [8] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Looking west at the sign for Coloma

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 450 people, 184 households, and 120 families residing in the village. The population density was 308.2 inhabitants per square mile (119.0/km2). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 146.6 per square mile (56.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 184 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the village was 39.6 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 461 people, 185 households, and 128 families residing in the village. The population density was 433.7 people per square mile (167.9/km2). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 185.3 per square mile (71.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.35% White, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. 3.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 185 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,295, and the median income for a family was $38,542. Males had a median income of $30,350 versus $18,214 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,766. About 11.9% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-06-26. 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. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b Floyd King & Sue Semrow, "Coloma History", Coloma Historical Society.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book.' Biographical Sketch of Hellen M. Brooks, pg. 664
  11. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1901,' Biographical Sketch of Thomas Fearne, pg. 731
  12. ^ Hiram W. Roblier

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