Silver Cliff, Wisconsin

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Silver Cliff, Wisconsin
Location of Silver Cliff, Wisconsin
Location of Silver Cliff, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°25′22″N 88°18′39″W / 45.42278°N 88.31083°W / 45.42278; -88.31083Coordinates: 45°25′22″N 88°18′39″W / 45.42278°N 88.31083°W / 45.42278; -88.31083
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Marinette
 • Total 107.0 sq mi (277.1 km2)
 • Land 106.4 sq mi (275.5 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,158 ft (353 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 529
 • Density 5.0/sq mi (1.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-73975[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584161[1]

Silver Cliff is a town in Marinette County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the town had a population of 529.


The town was originally called Rat River when it was separated from the Town of Athelstane in March 1920, but was renamed Silver Cliff in June 1920.[3][4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 107.0 square miles (277.1 km²), of which, 106.4 square miles (275.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (0.59%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 529 people, 216 households, and 157 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.0 people per square mile (1.9/km²). There were 963 housing units at an average density of 9.1 per square mile (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.11% White, 0.19% African American, 0.76% Native American, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 216 households out of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 0.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 114.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,053, and the median income for a family was $33,000. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,956. About 6.5% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.4% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ "New Town of Rat River is Carved Out of Athelstane". Janesville Daily Gazette. March 18, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved September 9, 2014 – via  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Disgusted Electors Change Name of Town". Ironwood Daily Globe. June 18, 1920. p. 8. Retrieved September 9, 2014 – via  open access publication – free to read

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