Location of Schleswig, Wisconsin
|• Total||33.8 sq mi (87.6 km2)|
|• Land||33.1 sq mi (85.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)|
|Elevation||866 ft (264 m)|
|• Density||57.4/sq mi (22.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1584109|
Schleswig is a town in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,900 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Louis Corners, Millhome, and Rockville are located in the town. The unincorporated community of Meggers is also located partially in the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.8 square miles (87.6 km²), of which, 33.1 square miles (85.7 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (2.25%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,900 people, 697 households, and 549 families residing in the town. The population density was 57.4 people per square mile (22.2/km²). There were 871 housing units at an average density of 26.3 per square mile (10.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.79% White, 0.05% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.
There were 697 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,841, and the median income for a family was $58,158. Males had a median income of $37,384 versus $26,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,447. About 1.8% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
- John Barth, state legislator, held various offices in the town.
- Charles Rudolph Zorn, farmer and state legislator, lived in the town.