Plover, Marathon County, Wisconsin

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Plover, Wisconsin
Location of Plover, Wisconsin
Location of Plover, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°59′47″N 89°16′41″W / 44.99639°N 89.27806°W / 44.99639; -89.27806
Latitude and Longitude:

44°59′47″N 89°16′41″W / 44.99639°N 89.27806°W / 44.99639; -89.27806
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Marathon
Area
 • Total36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land36.2 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,329 ft (405 m)
Population
 ( 2010)
 • Total689
 • Density19/sq mi (7.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code55-63500 [2]
GNIS feature ID1583940 [1]

Plover is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 689 at the 2010 census. [3] The unincorporated community of Hogarty is located partially in the town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²), of which 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²), or 0.11%, is water.

Demographics

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 686 people, 229 households, and 183 families living in the town. The population density was 19.0 people per square mile (7.3/km²). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 6.9 per square mile (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.81% White, 0.29% Native American, 1.75% Asian, and 0.15% from two or more races.

There were 229 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,250, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $29,886 versus $26,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,673. About 6.5% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 23.8% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Airport

The Central Wisconsin Airport (KCWA) serves Plover, the county and surrounding communities with both scheduled commercial jet service and general aviation services.

References

  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Plover town, Marathon County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 17, 2012.