Lorain, Wisconsin

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Lorain, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Lorain, Wisconsin
Location of Lorain, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°41′38″N 92°14′12″W / 45.69389°N 92.23667°W / 45.69389; -92.23667Coordinates: 45°41′38″N 92°14′12″W / 45.69389°N 92.23667°W / 45.69389; -92.23667
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Polk
Area
 • Total 37.0 sq mi (95.9 km2)
 • Land 36.9 sq mi (95.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,115 ft (340 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 328
 • Density 8.9/sq mi (3.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-45775[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583599[1]

Lorain is a town in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 328 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Indian Creek is located in the town.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.0 square miles (95.9 km²), of which, 36.9 square miles (95.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.35%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 328 people, 117 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.9 people per square mile (3.4/km²). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 4.7 per square mile (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.73% White, 2.13% Native American, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 117 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% 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 112.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,208, and the median income for a family was $34,444. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,670. About 11.5% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 5.5% 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.