White Lake, Wisconsin

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White Lake
Village
Location of White Lake, Wisconsin
Location of White Lake, Wisconsin
White Lake is located in the US
White Lake
White Lake
Location of White Lake, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°9′24″N 88°45′56″W / 45.15667°N 88.76556°W / 45.15667; -88.76556Coordinates: 45°9′24″N 88°45′56″W / 45.15667°N 88.76556°W / 45.15667; -88.76556
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Langlade
Area[1]
 • Total 2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Land 2.18 sq mi (5.65 km2)
 • Water 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)  11.74%
Elevation[2] 1,286 ft (391.9728 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 363
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 356
 • Density 166.5/sq mi (64.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 54491
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-86750[5]
GNIS feature ID 1580775[6]

White Lake is a village in Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 363 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The name "White" was given to the lake by the Indians who hunted and fished in the area many years ago. It was so named because of the white sand and marl in the lake bottom. In 1876, pioneer Isaac Farrow attempted to drain White Lake and make a hay meadow out of the level bottom. He failed in this venture because he didn't realize the depth of the lake and the fact that it was fed by springs.[7]

The White Lake area lies south and west of a former terminus of the Wisconsin and Northern Railroad, Van Ostrand. Service began running between Shawano and Van Ostrand in late 1907. Settlement in the area began to show preference to the White Lake area over Van Ostrand, a process that was accelerated by the construction of a new lumber mill completed at the end of 1916. The Wisconsin Northern moved its depot from Van Ostrand to White Lake at approximately that time.[8] Van Ostrand was ultimately abandoned, while White Lake was incorporated as a village in 1926.[9]

Geography[edit]

White Lake is located at 45°9′24″N 88°45′56″W / 45.15667°N 88.76556°W / 45.15667; -88.76556 (45.156596, -88.765597),[10] in the eastern part of Langlade County about four miles west of the Wolf River and Wisconsin Highway 55. It is surrounded by the Town of Wolf River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2), of which, 2.18 square miles (5.65 km2) of it is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 530
1940 548 3.4%
1950 408 −25.5%
1960 325 −20.3%
1970 309 −4.9%
1980 309 0.0%
1990 304 −1.6%
2000 329 8.2%
2010 363 10.3%
Est. 2015 339 [11] −6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 363 people, 156 households, and 100 families residing in the village. The population density was 166.5 inhabitants per square mile (64.3/km2). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 97.2 per square mile (37.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.4% White, 0.3% Asian, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 156 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 44.8 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 329 people, 136 households, and 96 families residing in the village. According to the posted population sign, White Lake currently has 375 people. The population density was 149.2 people per square mile (57.7/km²). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 83.5 per square mile (32.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.66% White, 0.30% Asian, 1.82% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 136 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% 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 2.92.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,722, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $26,964 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,768. About 8.8% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ White Lake, WI
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "White Lake Golden Jubilee," 1916-1966
  8. ^ "A Village Over Night". The Oshkosh Northwestern. September 13, 1916. p. 11. Retrieved 2017-03-15 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Villages, Langlade County Wisconsin". freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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