White River, Wisconsin

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White River, Wisconsin
Location of White River, Wisconsin
Location of White River, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 46°26′16″N 90°49′53″W / 46.43778°N 90.83139°W / 46.43778; -90.83139
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Ashland
 • Total 44.1 sq mi (114.3 km2)
 • Land 44.1 sq mi (114.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 921
 • Density 21/sq mi (8.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-86850[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584430[1]

White River is a town in Ashland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 921 at the 2010 census.[3] The census-designated place of Marengo and unincorporated community of Sanborn are located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.1 square miles (114.3 km2), of which 44.1 square miles (114.1 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.15%, is water.[3]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 892 people, 281 households, and 207 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.3 people per square mile (7.8/km²). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 7.1 per square mile (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.97% White, 1.91% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 281 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 40.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,250, and the median income for a family was $41,765. Males had a median income of $30,875 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,667. About 3.4% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 46°32′09″N 90°51′03″W / 46.53583°N 90.85083°W / 46.53583; -90.85083


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): White River town, Ashland County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 9, 2013.