Amery, Wisconsin facts for kids
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Location of Amery in Polk County, Wisconsin.
|• Total||3.84 sq mi (9.94 km2)|
|• Land||3.10 sq mi (8.02 km2)|
|• Water||0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)|
|Elevation||1,070 ft (326 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||907.98/sq mi (350.54/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1560828|
Amery is a city in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States, along the Apple River. It is a part of Wisconsin's 7th congressional district. The population was 2,902 at the 2010 census. The city was named in honor of William Amery, a carpenter who held several local offices in the 1870s.
Amery is located at(45.309747, -92.362782).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.61 square miles (9.35 km2), of which, 2.96 square miles (7.67 km2) is land and 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,902 people, 1,286 households, and 705 families living in the city. The population density was 980.4 inhabitants per square mile (378.5/km2). There were 1,445 housing units at an average density of 488.2 per square mile (188.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.
There were 1,286 households, of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.89.
The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.6% male and 55.4% female.
The Amery Municipal Airport (KAHH) is located near Amery.
In popular culture
- Sanborn fire insurance map: 1911
Amery is served by the Amery School District.
- Jerry M. Anderson, educator
- Ed Barney, MLB player
- Dougald D. Kennedy, Wisconsin State Representative
- Ethan B. Minier, Wisconsin State Representative and lawyer
- Alicia Monson, Olympic long distance runner
- William Nordeen, United States diplomat
- Harvey Stower, Wisconsin State Representative and former Mayor of Amery
- Dwight York, stand-up comedian
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