Liberty, Grant County, Wisconsin

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Liberty, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Liberty, Wisconsin
Location of Liberty, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°53′38″N 90°36′32″W / 42.89389°N 90.60889°W / 42.89389; -90.60889Coordinates: 42°53′38″N 90°36′32″W / 42.89389°N 90.60889°W / 42.89389; -90.60889
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Grant
Area
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 552
 • Density 15.1/sq mi (5.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-43825[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583550[1]

Liberty is a town in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 552 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Stitzer, Wisconsin is in the town. The town was named from the American ideal of liberty.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 552 people, 189 households, and 147 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.1 people per square mile (5.8/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 5.6 per square mile (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.28% White, 0.54% African American, 0.18% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 189 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 19.6% 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 2.92 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,000, and the median income for a family was $44,688. Males had a median income of $23,068 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,560. About 12.1% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 94.