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Gingles, Wisconsin
Location of Gingles, Wisconsin
Location of Gingles, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Ashland
Founded March 22, 1924
Area
 • Total 38.94 sq mi (100.86 km2)
 • Land 38.94 sq mi (100.85 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
702 ft (214 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 778
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-29250
GNIS feature ID 1583278

Gingles is a town in Ashland County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 778 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated community of White River is located in the town.

Geography

Gingles is located in northern Ashland County and is bordered by the city of Ashland to the north. According to the United States Census Bureau, Gingles has a total area of 39.0 square miles (101.0 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.01%, is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 640 people, 237 households, and 186 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.4 people per square mile (6.3/km²). There were 273 housing units at an average density of 7.0 per square mile (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.34% White, 6.25% Native American, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,188, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,085. About 7.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.

History

On March 22, 1924, the town of Gingles was created.

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