Langlade, Wisconsin

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Langlade, Wisconsin
Town hall and fire station in Langlade
Town hall and fire station in Langlade
Location of Langlade, Wisconsin
Location of Langlade, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°18′26″N 88°51′21″W / 45.30722°N 88.85583°W / 45.30722; -88.85583
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Langlade
 • Total 72.5 sq mi (187.7 km2)
 • Land 71.5 sq mi (185.2 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,421 ft (433 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 472
 • Density 6.6/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-42425[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583526[1]

Langlade is a town in Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 472 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Choate, Freeman, Lily, and Pickerel are located within the town.


Langlade is mentioned in the song "Champagne in Sweatpants," on Separation Sunday by the Hold Steady, in reference to "gettin' langlazed."[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 72.5 square miles (187.7 km²), of which, 71.5 square miles (185.2 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (1.34%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 472 people, 208 households, and 147 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.6 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 375 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.73% White, 0.42% Native American, and 0.85% from two or more races.

There were 208 households out of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,054, and the median income for a family was $30,909. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $16,389 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,418. About 13.5% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 45°11′24″N 88°43′56″W / 45.19000°N 88.73222°W / 45.19000; -88.73222