Knowlton, Wisconsin

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Knowlton, Wisconsin
Location of Knowlton, Wisconsin
Location of Knowlton, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°43′1″N 89°40′47″W / 44.71694°N 89.67972°W / 44.71694; -89.67972
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Marathon
 • Total34.2 sq mi (88.5 km2)
 • Land29.1 sq mi (75.4 km2)
 • Water5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
Elevation1,125 ft (343 m)
 ( 2010)
 • Total1,910
 • Density56/sq mi (22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code55-40150 [2]
GNIS feature ID1583490 [1]

Knowlton is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,910 at the 2010 census. [3] The unincorporated communities of Dancy and Knowlton are located in the town. The unincorporated communities of Ashley and Rocky Corners are also located partially in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.2 square miles (88.5 km²), of which 29.1 square miles (75.4 km²) is land and 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²), or 14.80%, is water.


As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 1,688 people, 657 households, and 509 families residing in the town. The population density was 58.0 people per square mile (22.4/km²). There were 757 housing units at an average density of 26.0 per square mile (10.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.87% White, 0.12% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 657 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $56,188, and the median income for a family was $59,231. Males had a median income of $39,583 versus $24,565 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,149. About 1.9% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


  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. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Knowlton town, Marathon County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2012.

Latitude and Longitude:

44°42′59″N 89°40′57″W / 44.71639°N 89.68250°W / 44.71639; -89.68250