Scott, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

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Scott, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Scott, Wisconsin
Location of Scott, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°34′43″N 88°5′43″W / 43.57861°N 88.09528°W / 43.57861; -88.09528Coordinates: 43°34′43″N 88°5′43″W / 43.57861°N 88.09528°W / 43.57861; -88.09528
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Sheboygan
Area
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,804
 • Density 49.9/sq mi (19.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-72350[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584119[1]

Scott is a town in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,804 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Batavia, Beechwood, and Cranberry Marsh are located within the town. It is included in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.6 km²), of which, 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.01%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,804 people, 658 households, and 527 families residing in the town. The population density was 49.9 people per square mile (19.3/km²). There were 700 housing units at an average density of 19.4 per square mile (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.00% White, 0.06% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.61% Asian, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 658 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% 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 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,771, and the median income for a family was $54,598. Males had a median income of $40,111 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,160. About 1.5% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • George W. Koch, Wisconsin State Assemblyman, farmer, businessman, lived in the town. Koch was chairman of the Scott Town Board.[3]
  • John W. Liebenstein, Wisconsin State Assemblyman, businessman, lived in the town.[4]
  • Alvah R. Munger, Wisconsin State Assemblyman, farmer, lived in the town.[5]
  • John Ruch, Wisconsin State Assemblyman, farmer and sawmill owner, lived in the town. Ruch held various local offices.[6]

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. 
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1903,' Biographical Sketch of George W. Koch, pg. 1108
  4. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1893, Biographical Sketch of John W. Liebenstein, pg. 652-653
  5. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1891,' Biographical Sketch of Alvah Romaine Munger, pg. 602
  6. ^ Portrait and Biographical RECORD OF Sheboygan County, Wis. Chicago: Excelsior Publishing Co. 1894. pp. 201–202. 

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