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Harris, Wisconsin
Location of Harris, Wisconsin
Location of Harris, Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Marquette
 • Total 30.9 sq mi (80.0 km2)
 • Land 30.6 sq mi (79.2 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
873 ft (266 m)
 • Total 729
 • Density 23.8/sq mi (9.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-32775
GNIS feature ID 1583353

Harris is a town located in Marquette County, Wisconsin. According to the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 729. The unincorporated community of Harrisville is located in the town. The village of Westfield is adjacent to the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.9 square miles (80.0 km²) of which 30.6 square miles (79.2 km²) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) is water. The total area is 0.94% water.


At the 2000 census, there were 729 people, 294 households, and 211 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.8 per square mile (9.2/km2). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 11.7 per square mile (4.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.08% White, 0.27% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.41% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 294 households, of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.89.

22.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median household income was $37,344, and the median family income was $43,250. Males had a median income of $30,074 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,686. 4.4% of the population and 2.9% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.8% of those under the age of 18 and 7.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Notable people

  • Jerome H. Wheelock, Wisconsin State Representative and educator, was born in the town.

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