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Hatley, Wisconsin
Looking west at Hatley along WIS 29
Looking west at Hatley along WIS 29
Location of Hatley in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Location of Hatley in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Marathon
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,270 ft (387 m)
 • Total 574
 • Estimate 
 • Density 611.05/sq mi (236.04/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-33175
GNIS feature ID 1566132

Hatley is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 574 at the 2010 census.


A post office called Hatley has been in operation since 1881. The village was named after Hatley, Quebec, the former hometown of an early settler.


Hatley is located at 44°53′11″N 89°20′23″W / 44.88639°N 89.33972°W / 44.88639; -89.33972 (44.886377, -89.339605).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 290
1930 251 −13.4%
1940 270 7.6%
1950 299 10.7%
1960 306 2.3%
1970 315 2.9%
1980 300 −4.8%
1990 295 −1.7%
2000 476 61.4%
2010 574 20.6%
2019 (est.) 597 4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 574 people, 223 households, and 160 families living in the village. The population density was 546.7 inhabitants per square mile (211.1/km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 221.9 per square mile (85.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.9% White, 0.2% African American, 2.6% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 223 households, of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 34.3 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.3% were from 25 to 44; 20.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.


Hatley Library

Sign on WIS 29

The Hatley Library is a part of the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL), a network of nine public libraries throughout Marathon County, Wisconsin. Under the auspices of MCPL, the Hatley Library (a.k.a. "MCPL Hatley") is also a member of the Wisconsin Valley Library Service, one of 17 state-level library consortia in Wisconsin.

In June 2005, the Hatley Branch Library and the Community/Senior Center opened its doors to serve eastern Marathon County, including Bevent, Elderon, Hatley, Norrie, Reid, and Ringle.

Hatley Branch Library is the newest member of the Marathon County Public Library system and offers all available library services. The community center is composed of a multi-purpose room, meeting room, offices and kitchen, and is used for area events, meetings and is available for general public use.

Hatley Elementary

The Hatley Elementary School is part of the DC Everest School District. It goes through grades kindergarten to 5th grade and has one class per grade.

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