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Auburndale, Wisconsin
Looking west in downtown Auburndale
Looking west in downtown Auburndale
Location of Auburndale in Wood County, Wisconsin.
Location of Auburndale in Wood County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Wood
Area
 • Total 2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Land 2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,230 ft (375 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 703
 • Estimate 
(2019)
665
 • Density 321.10/sq mi (123.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area codes 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-03800
GNIS feature ID 1582731

Auburndale is a village in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 703 at the 2010 census.

History

Auburndale Wisconsin Elementary School
Auburndale Elementary School

Auburndale was established in 1872 by John Connor and his brother Robert Connor, father of William D. Connor, the Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, and named after the auburn hair of the Connor children.

Auburndale's WLBL (AM) is one of the oldest radio stations in the United States (1923). It was the second station in the Wisconsin Public Radio Network, relaying programs of WHA (AM) Madison for northern Wisconsin listeners. They are still the only two AM stations on the network.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.13 square miles (5.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 253
1900 241 −4.7%
1910 297 23.2%
1920 334 12.5%
1930 294 −12.0%
1940 342 16.3%
1950 325 −5.0%
1960 396 21.8%
1970 468 18.2%
1980 641 37.0%
1990 665 3.7%
2000 738 11.0%
2010 703 −4.7%
Est. 2019 665 −5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 703 people, 291 households, and 216 families living in the village. The population density was 330.0 inhabitants per square mile (127.4/km2). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 147.9 per square mile (57.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 0.3% African American, and 1.0% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.4% of the population.

There were 291 households, of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 39.7 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

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