Melrose (town), Wisconsin
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.5 square miles (71.3 km²), of which, 26.9 square miles (69.6 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (2.36%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 402 people, 153 households, and 121 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.0 people per square mile (5.8/km²). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 6.3 per square mile (2.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.75% White, and 0.25% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 153 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $25,556 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,861. About 9.4% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
- Mark Douglas, Wisconsin legislator, farmer, and businessman, lived in Melrose.
- Robert D. Wilson, Wisconsin legislator and farmer, lived in Melrose.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1877, Biographical Sketch of Mark Douglas, pg. 455
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1880,' Biographical Sketch of Robert D. Wilson, pg. 515