Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
|Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin|
Location of Lac du Flambeau (town), Wisconsin
|• Total||127.7 sq mi (330.8 km2)|
|• Land||100.3 sq mi (259.8 km2)|
|• Water||27.4 sq mi (71.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,601 ft (488 m)|
|• Density||29.9/sq mi (11.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1583497|
Lac du Flambeau is a town in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,004 at the 2000 census. The land base of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is located within the town and also consists of a large portion of the town. The Lac du Flambeau census-designated place is located within the town. The unincorporated community of Marlands is also located in the town. Lac du Flambeau is situated around Flambeau Lake.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,004 people, 1,093 households, and 821 families residing in the town. The population density was 29.9 people per square mile (11.6/km²). There were 2,981 housing units at an average density of 29.7 per square mile (11.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.55% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 59.39% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,093 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,349, and the median income for a family was $33,036. Males had a median income of $27,589 versus $22,560 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,176. About 12.1% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
- The Lac du Flambeau Band have developed the Lake of the Torches resort and casino.
- Ellsworth K. Gaulke, businessman, educator, and politician
- Justus Smith Stearns, businessman and Michigan Secretary of State
- William R. Yeschek, businessman and politician
- James B. Meigs, Blood Brother and best friend Charlie Poupart. V.P. for Hearst Corp.. Built home on Meigs point, flambeau lake
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.