Lima, Rock County, Wisconsin

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Lima, Wisconsin
Location in Rock County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Rock County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°47′48″N 88°50′14″W / 42.79667°N 88.83722°W / 42.79667; -88.83722Coordinates: 42°47′48″N 88°50′14″W / 42.79667°N 88.83722°W / 42.79667; -88.83722
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation883 ft (269 m)
 • Total1,312
 • Density36.0/sq mi (13.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-44125[2]
GNIS feature ID1583557[1]

Lima is a town in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,312 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Lima Center is located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.3 km²), of which, 36.4 square miles (94.3 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,312 people, 472 households, and 367 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.0 people per square mile (13.9/km²). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 13.6 per square mile (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.38% White, 0.53% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 4.57% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.58% of the population.

There were 472 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,913, and the median income for a family was $54,821. Males had a median income of $33,646 versus $25,476 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,718. About 3.1% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

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  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.
  3. ^ THE LEGISLATIVE MANUAL OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN (15th ed.). Madison, Wis. 1876. p. 475.
  4. ^ 'The Convention of 1846,' Milo Milton Qualife, Wisconsin Historical Society, Biographical Sketch of Joseph Kinney, Jr., pg. 781-182