Honey Creek, Sauk County, Wisconsin
|Honey Creek, Wisconsin|
Honey Creek town hall in Denzer
Location of Honey Creek, Wisconsin
|• Total||47.6 sq mi (123.2 km2)|
|• Land||47.5 sq mi (123.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,119 ft (341 m)|
|• Density||15.5/sq mi (6.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1583408|
Honey Creek is a town in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The town took its name from Honey Creek. The population was 736 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Denzer, and Leland are located in the town.
Honey Creek is located in the Baraboo Range, a group of hills characterized by exposed quartzite rock. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.6 square miles (123.2 km²), of which, 47.5 square miles (123.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 736 people, 264 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.5 people per square mile (6.0/km²). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 6.1 per square mile (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.42% White, 0.54% Native American, 1.63% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.
There were 264 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 117.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $46,923, and the median income for a family was $50,179. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $21,711 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,593. About 5.5% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
The Natural Bridge State Park is located in Honey Creek. This 530-acre state park has Wisconsin's largest natural arch. Beneath the arch is the Raddatz Rockshelter, a rock shelter once used by Paleo-Indians and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Peter A. Hemmy, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, born in Honey Creek
- Emanuel L. Philipp, 23d Governor of Wisconsin, born in Honey Creek
- J. B. Ragatz, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, born in Honey Creek
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- Cole, Harry Ellsworth (1918). A Standard History of Sauk County, Wisconsin. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 411.
- "Raddatz Rockshelter and Natural Bridge". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
- "Natural Bridge State Park". Wisconsin State Park System. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
- Legislative Reference Bureau (1940). State of Wisconsin Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 47.
- Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration, and Herman, Jennifer L. (2008). Wisconsin Encyclopedia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 220.
- THE BLUE BOOK OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. Madison. 1905. p. 1116.
- The History of Sauk County, Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources .... Chicago: Western historical Company, 1880.
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