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Gillett, Wisconsin
Junction of Highway 32 and 22 near Gillett
Junction of Highway 32 and 22 near Gillett
Location of Gillett in Oconto County, Wisconsin.
Location of Gillett in Oconto County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Oconto County
Area
 • Total 1.36 sq mi (3.52 km2)
 • Land 1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,386
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,295
 • Density 959.26/sq mi (370.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-29050
State Highways WIS 22.svg WIS 32.svg

Gillett is a city in Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,386 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is adjacent to the Town of Gillett.

History

A post office called Gillett has been in operation since 1871. The city was named for R. Gillett, a pioneer settler.

Geography

Gillett is located at 44°53′23″N 88°18′23″W / 44.889748°N 88.306422°W / 44.889748; -88.306422Coordinates: 44°53′23″N 88°18′23″W / 44.889748°N 88.306422°W / 44.889748; -88.306422.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2), of which, 1.36 square miles (3.52 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Transportation

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WIS 22 travels east to Oconto Falls and southwest to Cecil.
WIS 32.svg
WIS 32 travels north to Suring, and south to Pulaski.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 610
1920 785 28.7%
1930 1,076 37.1%
1940 1,145 6.4%
1950 1,410 23.1%
1960 1,374 −2.6%
1970 1,288 −6.3%
1980 1,356 5.3%
1990 1,303 −3.9%
2000 1,256 −3.6%
2010 1,386 10.4%
2019 (est.) 1,295 −6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,386 people, 592 households, and 352 families living in the city. The population density was 1,019.1 inhabitants per square mile (393.5/km2). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 482.4 per square mile (186.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.0% White, 0.1% African American, 3.4% Native American, 4.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 592 households, of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Tourism

For over a decade, Gillett has billed itself as the "ATV Capital of the World". Gillett Sno & ATV Riders maintain over 15 miles of trail within the city itself and the towns of Maple Valley and Underhill.

Education

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Gillett High School

Gillett School District operates public schools, including Gillett Elementary School, Gillett Middle School, and Gillett High School.

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