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Clintonville, Wisconsin
City
downtown Clintonville
downtown Clintonville
Location of Clintonville, Wisconsin
Location of Clintonville, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waupaca
Area
 • Total 4.46 sq mi (11.55 km2)
 • Land 4.40 sq mi (11.40 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,559
 • Estimate (2012) 4,502
 • Density 1,036.1/sq mi (400.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-15725
GNIS feature ID 1563198
Website clintonvillewi.org
ClintonvilleWisconsinSign
Sign on U.S. Route 45/Wisconsin Highway 22
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Clintonville

Clintonville is a city in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,559 at the 2010 census. The area that became Clintonville was first settled in March, 1855.

History and settlement

In March, 1855 Norman Clinton and his family U. P. Clinton, Boardman Luman, and Mandy settled along the bank of the Pigeon River. They built the first establishment that grew into the city of Clintonville. The home they built was constructed of poles covered with hemlock boughs. It was used until a more suitable home built of logs could be constructed. They had drinking water from two large springs located on the bank of the river “Whose delicious water had flowed unmolested since the creation of the Universe.”

In March 2012, mysterious booms were heard by some in the city. The U.S. Geological Survey detected a 1.5 magnitude microearthquake nearby on March 21 that geophysicists said might have produced the sounds.

Geography

Clintonville is located at 44°37'27" North, 88°45'29" West (44.624051, -88.758073).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.46 square miles (11.55 km2), of which, 4.40 square miles (11.40 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

Transportation

Major highways

US 45.svg
U.S. 45 Southbound US 45 routes to New London. Northbound, US 45 routes to Wittenberg.
WIS 156.svg
WIS 156 travels eastbound to WIS 29.
WIS 22.svg
WIS 22 travels north to Shawano and runs south concurrent with US 45 to Waupaca.

Airport

  • KCLI - Clintonville Municipal Airport

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 573
1890 1,466 155.8%
1900 1,653 12.8%
1910 1,747 5.7%
1920 3,275 87.5%
1930 3,572 9.1%
1940 4,134 15.7%
1950 4,657 12.7%
1960 4,778 2.6%
1970 4,600 −3.7%
1980 4,567 −0.7%
1990 4,351 −4.7%
2000 4,736 8.8%
2010 4,559 −3.7%
Est. 2015 4,455 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,559 people, 2,002 households, and 1,154 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,036.1 inhabitants per square mile (400.0/km2). There were 2,227 housing units at an average density of 506.1 per square mile (195.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.3% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 2,002 households of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.4% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,736 people, 2,010 households, and 1,228 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,120.7 people per square mile (432.3/km²). There were 2,147 housing units at an average density of 508.1 per square mile (196.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.00% White, 0.23% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,010 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,947, and the median income for a family was $40,602. Males had a median income of $32,260 versus $22,192 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,353. 9.5% of the population and 7.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.5% of those under the age of 18 and 13.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Religion

St. Paul Lutheran Church is a church of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Clintonville.


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