Fall Creek, Wisconsin

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Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Downtown, facing west on Lincoln Ave.
Downtown, facing west on Lincoln Ave.
Location of Fall Creek in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
Location of Fall Creek in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°45′47″N 91°16′34″W / 44.76306°N 91.27611°W / 44.76306; -91.27611
Latitude and Longitude:

44°45′47″N 91°16′34″W / 44.76306°N 91.27611°W / 44.76306; -91.27611
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Eau Claire
Area
 • Total2.07 sq mi (5.37 km2)
 • Land2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation938 ft (286 m)
Population
 ( 2010) [3]
 • Total1,315
 • Estimate 
(2018) [4]
1,308
 • Density638.36/sq mi (246.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code55-25125 [5]
GNIS feature ID1564839 [2]
Website www.fallcreekwi.gov
Location of Fall Creek within Eau Claire County

Fall Creek is a village in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,315 at the 2010 census. The village is bordered by the Town of Lincoln.

History

Fall Creek was founded in 1870. [6] The village was named after the rapids on a nearby creek. [6] The post office was established in 1870 as Cousins, in honor of Eau Claire businessman Henry Cousins. The name was changed to Fall Creek four years later in July, 1874. [7]

Geography

Fall Creek is located at 44°45′47″N 91°16′34″W / 44.76306°N 91.27611°W / 44.76306; -91.27611 (44.762977, -91.276204). [8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.09 square miles (5.41 km2), of which, 2.07 square miles (5.36 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. [9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910523
1920507−3.1%
19305284.1%
19405728.3%
19505842.1%
196071021.6%
197082516.2%
19801,14839.2%
19901,034−9.9%
20001,23619.5%
20101,3156.4%
Est. 20181,308 [4]−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]

2010 census

As of the census [3] of 2010, there were 1,315 people, 517 households, and 354 families living in the village. The population density was 635.3 inhabitants per square mile (245.3/km2). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 267.1 per square mile (103.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 517 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the village was 39.6 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 1,236 people, 476 households, and 337 families living in the village. The population density was 786.1 people per square mile (304.0/km²). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 314.8 per square mile (121.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.71% White, 0.24% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races.

There were 476 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,284, and the median income for a family was $47,986. Males had a median income of $34,444 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,566. About 5.0% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Fall Creek High School [11] is the local public high school.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 176.
  7. ^ Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 93. ISBN  978-0-299-30964-0.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Welcome to Fall Creek School District". www.fallcreek.k12.wi.us. Retrieved 2016-04-03.

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External links

  1. ^ Henke, Patricia; Wise, Steve H. (1978). "Sights and sounds of the valley : a history of Fall Creek". Cite journal requires |journal= ( help)