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Junction City, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Junction City in Portage County, Wisconsin.
Location of Junction City in Portage County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Portage
Area
 • Total 1.52 sq mi (3.92 km2)
 • Land 1.51 sq mi (3.90 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,145 ft (349 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 439
 • Estimate 
(2019)
439
 • Density 291.11/sq mi (112.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip code
54443
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-38650
GNIS feature ID 1567317
JunctionCityWisconsinWatertower
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Junction City is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 439 at the 2010 census.

History

The village grew up around the meeting point of two important railroad lines: the East-West route of the former Soo Line Railroad from Stevens Point to Marshfield, and the North-South route of the former Milwaukee Road from Wisconsin Rapids to Wausau. Both rail lines are now part of Canadian National Railway.

Geography

Junction City is located at 44°35′29″N 89°45′52″W / 44.59139°N 89.76444°W / 44.59139; -89.76444 (44.591291, -89.764435).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2), of which, 1.56 square miles (4.04 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 39
1920 275
1930 275 0.0%
1940 308 12.0%
1950 330 7.1%
1960 381 15.5%
1970 396 3.9%
1980 523 32.1%
1990 502 −4.0%
2000 440 −12.4%
2010 439 −0.2%
2019 (est.) 439 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 439 people, 169 households, and 115 families living in the village. The population density was 281.4 inhabitants per square mile (108.6/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 135.3 per square mile (52.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 169 households, of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the village was 31.6 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

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