Location of Goodman, Wisconsin
|• Total||107.6 sq mi (278.6 km2)|
|• Land||105.9 sq mi (274.2 km2)|
|• Water||1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)|
|Elevation||1,375 ft (419 m)|
|• Density||7.7/sq mi (3.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1583289|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 107.6 square miles (278.6 km²), of which, 105.9 square miles (274.2 km²) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it (1.59%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 820 people, 360 households, and 240 families residing in the town. The population density was 7.7 people per square mile (3.0/km²). There were 680 housing units at an average density of 6.4 per square mile (2.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.29% White, 0.24% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.
There were 360 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the town, the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,087, and the median income for a family was $34,250. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,941. About 6.6% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.
Goodman celebrated its 100th anniversary on August 8 and 9 of 2008. Over 4,000 persons were estimated to have attended. Events include a play commemorating the founding of Goodman as company town, a lumberjack breakfast, lumberjack exhibition, saw playing, a parade, and fireworks display.