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Eland, Wisconsin
Village
Looking west at the Eland sign
Looking west at the Eland sign
Location of Eland in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Location of Eland in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Shawano
Area
 • Total 2.21 sq mi (5.71 km2)
 • Land 2.21 sq mi (5.71 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,234 ft (376 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 202
 • Estimate 
(2019)
197
 • Density 89.30/sq mi (34.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-22975
GNIS feature ID 1564486

Eland (formerly Eland Junction) is a village in Shawano County, Wisconsin, in the United States. The population was 202 at the 2010 census.

History

Eland was originally called Eland Junction, and under the latter name was platted by the railroad in 1888. It was named after the eland, a type of African antelope.

Geography

Eland is located at 44°52′13″N 89°12′53″W / 44.87028°N 89.21472°W / 44.87028; -89.21472 (44.870191, -89.214786).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.22 square miles (5.75 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 368
1920 344 −6.5%
1930 319 −7.3%
1940 296 −7.2%
1950 232 −21.6%
1960 213 −8.2%
1970 229 7.5%
1980 230 0.4%
1990 247 7.4%
2000 251 1.6%
2010 202 −19.5%
2019 (est.) 197 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 202 people, 86 households, and 58 families living in the village. The population density was 91.0 inhabitants per square mile (35.1/km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 41.9 per square mile (16.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.1% White, 4.5% Native American, 2.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 86 households, of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 46.8 years. 16.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 12% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.9% were from 25 to 44; 33.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

Notable people

  • Roger Breske, business owner and politician
  • Thomas J. Mahon, jurist and politician
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