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Butternut, Wisconsin
Village
Looking south in Butternut
Looking south in Butternut
Location of Butternut in Ashland County, Wisconsin.
Location of Butternut in Ashland County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Ashland
Area
 • Total 1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)
 • Land 1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,496 ft (456 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 375
 • Estimate 
(2019)
355
 • Density 241.17/sq mi (93.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
54514
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-11525
GNIS feature ID 1562478

Butternut is a village in Ashland County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 375 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Butternut is located at 46°0′50″N 90°29′41″W / 46.01389°N 90.49472°W / 46.01389; -90.49472 (46.013958, -90.494614).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 717
1920 618 −13.8%
1930 604 −2.3%
1940 669 10.8%
1950 522 −22.0%
1960 499 −4.4%
1970 453 −9.2%
1980 438 −3.3%
1990 416 −5.0%
2000 407 −2.2%
2010 375 −7.9%
2019 (est.) 355 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
Butternut Wisconsin Downtown Looking South 2 WIS13
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 375 people, 180 households, and 103 families living in the village. The population density was 232.9 inhabitants per square mile (89.9/km2). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 132.9 per square mile (51.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.1% White, 2.7% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 180 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the village was 41.5 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

Education

The Butternut School District serves the area.

Transportation

Bus service to the community is provided by Bay Area Rural Transit.

Notable people

  • Charles Drechsler, mycologist, was born on a farm near Butternut.

See also

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