Meteor, Wisconsin

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Meteor, Wisconsin
Location of Meteor, Wisconsin
Location of Meteor, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°40′45″N 91°21′2″W / 45.67917°N 91.35056°W / 45.67917; -91.35056
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total35.2 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Land34.4 sq mi (89.2 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation1,706 ft (520 m)
 • Total170
 • Density4.9/sq mi (1.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-51425[2]
GNIS feature ID1583708[1]

Meteor is a town in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 170 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Meteor is located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91.3 km²), of which, 34.4 square miles (89.2 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (2.33%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 170 people, 62 households, and 44 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.9 people per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 3.7 per square mile (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.88% White, 1.76% Native American, 0.59% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 62 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 120.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 147.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $30,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,487. None of the families and 7.8% of the population were living below the poverty line.


  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.

Coordinates: 45°41′22″N 91°21′54″W / 45.68944°N 91.36500°W / 45.68944; -91.36500