Mainstreet looking south.
Location of Strum, Wisconsin
|• Village President||Dean Boehne|
|• Total||1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)|
|• Land||1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)|
|Elevation||909 ft (277 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,128|
|• Density||944.1/sq mi (364.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1574988|
The village was named for Louis Strum.
Strum is located at (44.550388, -91.391904).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2), of which, 1.18 square miles (3.06 km2) of it is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.
Strum is home of Crystal Lake. A reservoir on the Buffalo River, it is home to Trout, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, and Northern Pike.
The Buffalo River flows from west of Osseo to the Mississippi River, and is a trout stream from Strum east.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,114 people, 440 households, and 293 families residing in the village. The population density was 944.1 inhabitants per square mile (364.5/km2). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 395.8 per square mile (152.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.
There were 440 households of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the village was 38.6 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,001 people, 411 households, and 249 families residing in the village. The population density was 920.7 people per square mile (354.6/km²). There were 434 housing units at an average density of 399.2 per square mile (153.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.90% White, 0.60% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.
There were 411 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $29,408, and the median income for a family was $40,938. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,492. About 6.6% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.
Strum is part of the Eleva-Strum Central School District. Eleva and Strum each house an elementary school. The high school is located between the two villages on U.S. Hwy. 10.
Eleva-Strum High School
Eleva-Strum High School has a gym, auditorium, and cafeteria. Since 2004, the school's sports teams have made three state tournament appearances in boys' basketball, one in girls' basketball, three in golf, and two in football. They have compiled five conference championships (three in golf and two basketball) and have brought home two state trophies. The football team won the 2007 Division 7 state championship in an undefeated season by beating Southwestern. The boys' basketball team won the 2008 Division 4 state championship in their undefeated season with a 62-58 win over Suring. The boys' golf team also won the 2008 Division 3 state championship. Eleva-Strum is the only team in the state to win three state titles in one year.
Strum has four city parks, three of which are located along Crystal Lake. The city is also home to the Viking Recreational Area, which includes a golf course, campground, bar and grill, and a shooting range. The golf course is a 9-hole, par 36 course located along Highway 10 just east of Strum.
Strum is home of the Beef River Bullfrogs, an amateur baseball team founded in 1996 that plays in the South division of the Chippewa River Baseball League. The Bullfrogs play at Spangberg Park, named after long-time mayor Ruby Spangberg.
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- The Beef River Bullfrogs