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Embarrass, Wisconsin
Village
Sign for Embarrass
Sign for Embarrass
Location of Embarrass in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
Location of Embarrass in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Waupaca
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.09 km2)
 • Land 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
804 ft (245 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 404
 • Estimate 
(2019)
370
 • Density 315.97/sq mi (121.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-23850
GNIS feature ID 1564607

Embarrass is a village in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 404 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Embarrass is located at 44°40′15″N 88°42′12″W / 44.67083°N 88.70333°W / 44.67083; -88.70333 (44.670716, -88.703361). The village is located about halfway between Clintonville, and Shawano, on Wisconsin State Highway 22. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2), of which, 1.17 square miles (3.03 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Name

Many of the early lumberjacks in the town were French Canadians. When they tried to send logs down the river they found it almost impossible because of the many snags and other debris, so they named it the Riviere Embarrase, embarrase being a French word meaning to impede, to obstruct, or to entangle.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 61
1900 270
1910 283 4.8%
1920 296 4.6%
1930 256 −13.5%
1940 335 30.9%
1950 303 −9.6%
1960 306 1.0%
1970 472 54.2%
1980 496 5.1%
1990 461 −7.1%
2000 399 −13.4%
2010 404 1.3%
2019 (est.) 370 −8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 404 people, 144 households, and 102 families living in the village. The population density was 345.3 inhabitants per square mile (133.3/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 129.1 per square mile (49.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.0% White, 0.5% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 144 households, of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the village was 49.5 years. 18.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 31.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.

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