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Bowler, Wisconsin
Village
Downtown Bowler
Downtown Bowler
Location of Bowler in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Location of Bowler in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°51′45″N 88°58′51″W / 44.86250°N 88.98083°W / 44.86250; -88.98083Coordinates: 44°51′45″N 88°58′51″W / 44.86250°N 88.98083°W / 44.86250; -88.98083
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Shawano
Area
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,073 ft (327 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 302
 • Estimate 
(2019)
290
 • Density 279.65/sq mi (107.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-09025
GNIS feature ID 1562100

Bowler is a village in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 302 at the 2010 census.

History

Bowler Wisconsin Sign
The sign for Bowler

Bowler was named for Col. J. C. Bowler, who owned a tract of land near the town site.

Geography

Bowler is located at 44°51′45″N 88°58′51″W / 44.86250°N 88.98083°W / 44.86250; -88.98083 (44.862462, -88.980822).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 318
1940 315 −0.9%
1950 344 9.2%
1960 274 −20.3%
1970 272 −0.7%
1980 339 24.6%
1990 279 −17.7%
2000 343 22.9%
2010 302 −12.0%
2019 (est.) 290 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 302 people, 130 households, and 87 families living in the village. The population density was 296.1 inhabitants per square mile (114.3/km2). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 147.1 per square mile (56.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 74.5% White, 17.2% Native American, and 8.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 130 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the village was 41.7 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Notable people

  • Paul T. Fuhrman, Wisconsin State Representative and businessman lived in Bowler; Fuhrman served as village president of Bowler.
  • Skip Jones, a Bowler-based folk musician, storyteller and educator; Jones advocates for clean water, social harmony, and the old family values of shared music and time tested wisdom.
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