Woodland, Wisconsin

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Woodland, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Woodland, Wisconsin
Location of Woodland, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°35′16″N 90°15′14″W / 43.58778°N 90.25389°W / 43.58778; -90.25389
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Sauk
Area
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,191 ft (363 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 783
 • Density 21.7/sq mi (8.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-88775[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584474[1]
Website http://townofwoodland.com

Woodland is a town in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 783 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Valton is located in the town. The town was named from the adjacent dense forests.[3]

Erroneous Birthplace of Addie Joss[edit]

It is erroneously thought to be the birthplace of baseball hall of famer Addie Joss, who was actually born in Woodland, Dodge County, Wisconsin.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²), of which, 36.1 square miles (93.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 783 people, 247 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.7 people per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 8.4 per square mile (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.21% White, 0.13% African American, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.

There were 247 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% 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 3.49.

In the town, the population was spread out with 36.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,000, and the median income for a family was $42,941. Males had a median income of $27,143 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,787. About 10.1% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Cole, Harry Ellsworth (1918). A Standard History of Sauk County, Wisconsin. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 418. 
  4. ^ "Birth Record Details". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  5. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=14716&search_term=joss

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°22′13″N 88°31′07″W / 43.37028°N 88.51861°W / 43.37028; -88.51861