Garfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin

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Garfield, Wisconsin
Location of Garfield, Wisconsin
Location of Garfield, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°33′19″N 91°6′50″W / 44.55528°N 91.11389°W / 44.55528; -91.11389Coordinates: 44°33′19″N 91°6′50″W / 44.55528°N 91.11389°W / 44.55528; -91.11389
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyJackson
Area
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,040 ft (317 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total529
 • Density14.7/sq mi (5.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code55-28325[2]
GNIS feature ID1583257[1]
Websitehttp://www.townofgarfieldwi.com

Garfield is a town in Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 638 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated communities of Levis, Price and Requa are located in the town.

History[edit]

Garfield is located in the northwest corner of Jackson county. It was created in 1881 out of the northern portion of the town of Northfield.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.1 km²), of which, 36.0 square miles (93.1 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890502
190077554.4%
1910714−7.9%
19207150.1%
1930611−14.5%
1940524−14.2%
1950443−15.5%
1960361−18.5%
19703692.2%
198042314.6%
1990421−0.5%
200052925.7%
201063820.6%
1990[4] 1970-90[5]
1940-1960[6] 1910-1930[7]
1890-1900[8] 1890[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 529 people, 180 households, and 131 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.7 people per square mile (5.7/km²). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 5.8 per square mile (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.41% White, 0.19% African American, 2.27% Native American, 6.99% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.96% of the population.

There were 180 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 132.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $49,286. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,869. About 7.4% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ (28 August 2007). Northfield to celebrate 150 years, La Crosee Tribune
  4. ^ "1990 Census of Population: General Population Characteristics Wisconsin, p. 427" (PDF). United States Census Bureau.
  5. ^ "1990 Census of Population and Housing: Population and Housing Unit Counts Wisconsin, p. 24 (pdf p. 40)" (PDF). United States Census Bureau.
  6. ^ 1960 Census, Part 51 (Wisconsin), Number of Inhabitants, pdf p. 16 (1940-1960)
  7. ^ 1930 Census - Wisconsin population data, pdf p. 14
  8. ^ 1900 Census: Volume I. Population, Part 1 (Minor Civil Divisions - Table 5, Part 3, pdf p.76)
  9. ^ 1890 census, Minor Civil Divisions, Table 5, pdf 4, Table p. 361, pdf. p. 76 (note k reflects "Organized from part of Northfield town since 1880." Northfield population in 1880 was 1175, and was reduced after split to 787 in 1890. Northfield and Garfield combined population in 1890 was 1289, representing a 9.7% increase from 1880.)