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Brokaw, Wisconsin
Village
Motto(s): 
Rising by the river
Location of Brokaw in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Location of Brokaw in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Country United States
State  Wisconsin
County Marathon
Incorporated 1903
Government
 • Type Former Village
Area
 • Total 1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
Elevation
1,220 ft (372 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 251
 • Estimate 
(2017)
248
 • Density 239.85/sq mi (92.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-09975
GNIS feature ID 1562231

Brokaw is a former village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 251 at the 2010 census. Brokaw merged with the village of Maine, Wisconsin on October 1, 2018.

Geography

Brokaw is located at 45°1′42″N 89°39′23″W / 45.02833°N 89.65639°W / 45.02833; -89.65639 (45.028457, -89.656366).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.23 square miles (3.19 km2), of which, 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2) of it is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 458
1920 493 7.6%
1930 514 4.3%
1940 477 −7.2%
1950 380 −20.3%
1960 319 −16.1%
1970 312 −2.2%
1980 298 −4.5%
1990 224 −24.8%
2000 107 −52.2%
2010 251 134.6%
2018 (est.) 245 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 251 people, 123 households, and 66 families living in the village. The population density was 234.6 inhabitants per square mile (90.6/km2). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 129.0 per square mile (49.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.6% White, 1.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 123 households, of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the village was 32.9 years. 13.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

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