Tomorrow Valley

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Tomorrow Valley
Location of Tomorrow Valley, Wisconsin
Location of Tomorrow Valley, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°29′35″N 89°18′44″W / 44.49306°N 89.31222°W / 44.49306; -89.31222
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Portage
 • Total 42 sq mi (110 km2)
 • Land 41.02 sq mi (106.2 km2)
 • Water 0.98 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,073 ft (327 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,983
 • Density 71.02/sq mi (27.42/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-56000[2]
GNIS feature ID 1570168[1]

The Tomorrow Valley refers to the area along the Tomorrow River in Portage County, Wisconsin. The Village of Amherst, Wisconsin is the core of the Tomorrow Valley area, which also includes the villages of Nelsonville and Amherst Junction, and the Town of Amherst. It is included in the Stevens Point, Wisconsin Micropolitan Statistical Area.


The area consists of 42 sq. mi., 41.02 sq. mi (97.67%) of which is land and .98 sq. mi. (2.33%) of it is water.[citation needed]


As of the 2000 census the Tomorrow Valley area was home to 2,983 people, 1,070 households, and 767 families. The population density was about 71.02 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the area was 98.69% White, .12% African American, .34% Native American, .25% Asian, .06% from Other races, and .55 from two or more races. There were approximately 1,160 housing units at an average density of 27.62 per sq. mile. There were 1,070 households out of which 36.15% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.85% were married couples living together, 6.4% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, 28.53% were non-families.


The area is served by the Tomorrow River School District, known as TRSD or TR Schools, which consists of a pre-K-12 school system in a single 160,000 sq. ft. building in Amherst. The building is separated into three sections, Amherst Elementary (pre-K through 5th grade), Amherst Middle School, or AMS (6th-8th grades), and Amherst High School, or AHS (9th-12th grades). There are about 75 students per grade level.[3]

Community institutions[edit]

The Tomorrow Valley area is home to the Lettie Jensen Community Center, the Lettie Jensen Library, two banks, three post offices, a supermarket, three hair salons, ten taverns, two antique shops, two gas stations, a video rental store, a law office, a brewery, an industrial park, a co-op, a coffee shop, an ice cream shop, fast food restaurant, and several churches.


US 10.svg
US 10 travels east to Waupaca, WI and Detroit and west to Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and Fargo.
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WIS 54 travels east to Waupaca/ King and New London and west to Stevens Point/Plover-Whiting and Onalaska.


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Coordinates: 44°27′03″N 89°17′05″W / 44.45083°N 89.28472°W / 44.45083; -89.28472