Gale, Wisconsin

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Gale, Wisconsin
Location of Gale, Wisconsin
Location of Gale, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°6′48″N 91°18′41″W / 44.11333°N 91.31139°W / 44.11333; -91.31139Coordinates: 44°6′48″N 91°18′41″W / 44.11333°N 91.31139°W / 44.11333; -91.31139
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Trempealeau
 • Total 61.1 sq mi (158.1 km2)
 • Land 60.5 sq mi (156.7 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,426
 • Density 23.6/sq mi (9.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-28150[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583253[1]

Gale is a town in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,426 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Butman Corners and Frenchville are located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 61.0 square miles (158.1 km²), of which, 60.5 square miles (156.7 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,426 people, 562 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.6 people per square mile (9.1/km²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 9.8 per square mile (3.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.39% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 562 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,489, and the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $23,182 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,442. About 6.0% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9% 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.