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Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Village
Downtown, facing west on Lincoln Ave.
Downtown, facing west on Lincoln Ave.
Location of Fall Creek in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
Location of Fall Creek in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Eau Claire
Area
 • Total 2.07 sq mi (5.37 km2)
 • Land 2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,315
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,289
 • Density 629.09/sq mi (242.86/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-25125
GNIS feature ID 1564839
Fall Creek, Wisconsin map
Location of Fall Creek within Eau Claire County

Fall Creek is a village in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,315 at the 2010 census. The village is bordered by the Town of Lincoln.

History

Fall Creek was founded in 1870. The village was named after the rapids on a nearby creek. A post office called Fall Creek has been in operation since 1874.

Geography

Fall Creek is located at 44°45′47″N 91°16′34″W / 44.76306°N 91.27611°W / 44.76306; -91.27611 (44.762977, -91.276204).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.09 square miles (5.41 km2), of which, 2.07 square miles (5.36 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 523
1920 507 −3.1%
1930 528 4.1%
1940 572 8.3%
1950 584 2.1%
1960 710 21.6%
1970 825 16.2%
1980 1,148 39.2%
1990 1,034 −9.9%
2000 1,236 19.5%
2010 1,315 6.4%
2020 (est.) 1,291 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,315 people, 517 households, and 354 families living in the village. The population density was 635.3 inhabitants per square mile (245.3/km2). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 267.1 per square mile (103.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 517 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the village was 39.6 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

Education

Fall Creek High School is the local public high school.

Notable people

  • Todd Boss, poet
  • Otto Plath, the father of poet Sylvia Plath,lived briefly in Fall Creek after immigrating from the German Empire
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