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Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin
Village
Sunset in Lake Nebagamon
Sunset in Lake Nebagamon
Location of Lake Nebagamon in Douglas County, Wisconsin.
Location of Lake Nebagamon in Douglas County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Douglas
Area
 • Total 14.26 sq mi (36.94 km2)
 • Land 12.52 sq mi (32.43 km2)
 • Water 1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)
Elevation
1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,069
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,049
 • Density 83.77/sq mi (32.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 and 534
FIPS code 55-41725
GNIS feature ID 1567743
Website www.villagelakenebagamon.com

Lake Nebagamon is a village in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,069 at the 2010 census.

Transportation

U.S. Highway 2, U.S. Highway 53, and Wisconsin Highway 27 are located in the Lake Nebagamon area. County Road F, County Road P, and County Road B are three of the main routes in the community.

History

The name Nebagamon is derived from the Chippewa Indian phrase "Nee-bay-go-moh-win", translated as "place to hunt deer by fire on the water."

Geography

Lake Nebagamon is located at 46°30′46″N 91°42′1″W / 46.51278°N 91.70028°W / 46.51278; -91.70028 (46.512894, -91.700351). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.34 square miles (37.14 km2), of which, 12.60 square miles (32.63 km2) of it is land and 1.74 square miles (4.51 km2) is water.

Lake Nebagamon is located 26 miles east of the city of Superior.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 483
1920 458 −5.2%
1930 367 −19.9%
1940 357 −2.7%
1950 340 −4.8%
1960 346 1.8%
1970 523 51.2%
1980 780 49.1%
1990 900 15.4%
2000 1,015 12.8%
2010 1,069 5.3%
2019 (est.) 1,049 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,069 people, 446 households, and 321 families living in the village. The population density was 84.8 inhabitants per square mile (32.7/km2). There were 775 housing units at an average density of 61.5 per square mile (23.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 446 households, of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the village was 47.5 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 38.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

Recreation

The village is the home of Camp Nebagamon, a boys' overnight camp founded in 1929. The camp is located on property originally owned by Weyerhauser Paper Company.

Culture

Lake Nebagamon is one of the places claiming to be the home of the world's heaviest ball of twine.

Each year in early July, the town hosts a 5-mile run, known as the "Dragin' Tail Run." Starting at the town's Dairy Queen, the run allows contestants to see the entire town, which consists of Camp Nebagamon, a lake that serves as the town's namesake, the Waterfront Bar and Grill, Bridge's Indianhead Tavern, Sharon's Café, Lawn Beach Supper Club, Ole's Country Market, the Imogene McGrath Memorial Library, three churches that the town houses, Dairy Queen and the Historic Lakefront Auditorium. Participants receive a T-shirt depicting a fireman using a dragon's tail as a fire hose, representing the Lake Nebagamon Fire Dept.'s heavy sponsorship of the event. The 2009 race was held on July 4. The winner finished in 26 minutes, 52 seconds, at a 5:22 mile pace.

Notable people

  • Noel Wien, Alaska aviator, was born in Lake Nebagamon.

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