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Elderon, Wisconsin
Location of Elderon in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Location of Elderon in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Marathon
Area
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Land 1.12 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,253 ft (382 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 179
 • Estimate 
(2019)
214
 • Density 190.39/sq mi (73.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-23100
GNIS feature ID 1564498

Elderon is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 179 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Elderon has been in operation since 1888. The village was named for a grove of elder trees near the town site.

Geography

Elderon is located at 44°46′59″N 89°15′1″W / 44.78306°N 89.25028°W / 44.78306; -89.25028 (44.78325, -89.250492).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), of which, 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 215
1930 181 −15.8%
1940 249 37.6%
1950 212 −14.9%
1960 177 −16.5%
1970 185 4.5%
1980 191 3.2%
1990 175 −8.4%
2000 189 8.0%
2010 179 −5.3%
2019 (est.) 214 19.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 179 people, 80 households, and 53 families living in the village. The population density was 162.7 inhabitants per square mile (62.8/km2). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 75.5 per square mile (29.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.7% White, 1.1% Native American, 4.5% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 80 households, of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% 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 2.64.

The median age in the village was 43.4 years. 16.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

Notable people

  • Roger Breske, business owner and politician
  • Arthur J. Plowman, farmer and politician
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