Nasewaupee, Wisconsin

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Nasewaupee, Wisconsin
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Location of Nasewaupee, Wisconsin
Location of Nasewaupee, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°50′57″N 87°27′37″W / 44.84917°N 87.46028°W / 44.84917; -87.46028Coordinates: 44°50′57″N 87°27′37″W / 44.84917°N 87.46028°W / 44.84917; -87.46028
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total71.1 sq mi (184.2 km2)
 • Land43.1 sq mi (111.5 km2)
 • Water28.1 sq mi (72.7 km2)
Elevation620 ft (189 m)
 • Total1,873
 • Density43.5/sq mi (16.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-55500[2]
GNIS feature ID1583778[1]

Nasewaupee is a town in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,061 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated community of Idlewild is located in the town,[3] as is Sherwood Point Light and Potawatomi State Park.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 71.1 square miles (184.2 km²), of which, 43.1 square miles (111.6 km²) of it is land and 28.1 square miles (72.7 km²) of it (39.45%) is water.



As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,873 people, 778 households, and 581 families residing in the town. The population density was 43.5 people per square mile (16.8/km²). There were 1,320 housing units at an average density of 30.6 per square mile (11.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.49% White, 1.28% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

Typical farm in Door County

There were 778 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,292, and the median income for a family was $50,900. Males had a median income of $33,917 versus $21,935 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,815. About 2.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.5% of those 65 and older.

1914 plat map of Nasewaupee


  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. ^ Map of the Town of Nasewaupee, Door County Land Use Services Dept, August 16th, 2017