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Birch, Wisconsin
Location of Birch, Wisconsin
Location of Birch, Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Lincoln
 • Total 36.12 sq mi (93.54 km2)
 • Land 35.66 sq mi (92.35 km2)
 • Water 0.46 sq mi (1.20 km2)
1,503 ft (458 m)
 • Total 594
 • Density 17/sq mi (6.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
54442 (Irma)
54435 (Gleason)
Area codes 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-07500
GNIS feature ID 1582810

Birch is a town in Lincoln County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 594, down from 801 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Irma is located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.5 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.97%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 801 people, 179 households, and 134 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.4 people per square mile (8.6/km2). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 7.0 per square mile (2.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 76.53% White, 11.49% African American, 4.62% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 2.00% from other races, and 4.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.87% of the population.

There were 179 households, out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 54.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 16.4% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 18 years. For every 100 females, there were 264.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,442, and the median income for a family was $45,938. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $25,278 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,074. About 8.5% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

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