Johnstown, Polk County, Wisconsin

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Johnstown, Wisconsin
Location of Johnstown, Polk County, Wisconsin
Location of Johnstown, Polk County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°30′46″N 92°13′39″W / 45.51278°N 92.22750°W / 45.51278; -92.22750Coordinates: 45°30′46″N 92°13′39″W / 45.51278°N 92.22750°W / 45.51278; -92.22750
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Polk
 • Total 37.1 sq mi (96.1 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,253 ft (382 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 520
 • Density 14.5/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-38400[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583457[1]

Johnstown is a town in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 520 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.1 square miles (96.1 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²) of it (3.61%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 520 people, 203 households, and 154 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.5 people per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 11.7 per square mile (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 81.15% White, 18.27% Native American, 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There are 203 households out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $33,000 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,368. 18.5% of the population and 14.7% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.3% of those under the age of 18 and 6.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


  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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.