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Bergen, Wisconsin
Location of Bergen, Wisconsin
Location of Bergen, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Marathon
 • Total 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Land 27.0 sq mi (70.0 km2)
 • Water 7.8 sq mi (20.1 km2)
1,148 ft (350 m)
 • Total 641
 • Density 18.42/sq mi (7.114/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-06875
GNIS feature ID 1582797

Bergen is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 641 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated community of Moon is located partially in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90.1 km²), of which 27.0 square miles (70.0 km²) is land and 7.8 square miles (20.1 km²), or 22.31%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 615 people, 228 households, and 192 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.8 people per square mile (8.8/km²). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 9.0 per square mile (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.19% White, 0.16% Native American, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 228 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.1% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.4% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 115.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,214, and the median income for a family was $57,321. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,766. About 2.5% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

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