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Montreal, Wisconsin
Montreal Company Location Historic District
Location of Montreal in Iron County, Wisconsin.
Location of Montreal in Iron County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 46°25′45″N 90°14′20″W / 46.42917°N 90.23889°W / 46.42917; -90.23889Coordinates: 46°25′45″N 90°14′20″W / 46.42917°N 90.23889°W / 46.42917; -90.23889
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Iron
Area
 • Total 2.23 sq mi (5.79 km2)
 • Land 2.22 sq mi (5.75 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,598 ft (487 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 807
 • Estimate 
(2019)
753
 • Density 339.04/sq mi (130.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zipcode
54550, 54525
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-54075
GNIS feature ID 1569683

Montreal is a city in Iron County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 807 at the 2010 census. The neighborhood of Gile is part of the city; however, it still has its own post office and ZIP code: 54525. Like Gile, the former unincorporated community of Germania has also been annexed by the city.

History

Montreal was named for the Montreal Mining Company, which had several copper and iron ore mines in the area during the late 1800s. During the early 1900s, miners settled near the mine shaft and leased the land from the mining company. However, in 1918, in order to retain workers, the company initiated a program that rented pre-fabricated homes to miners. The Montreal Company Location Historic District, which includes several of these company town houses, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as a national example of industrial community planning. The ore deposits left from Montreal's mining days can still be seen from Wisconsin Highway 77.

Gile

Gile is a neighborhood of Montreal which was once its own unincorporated community. It was named for Gordon H. Gile, a local mine owner. The community originally developed as a sawmill village. Even though it is part of Montreal, Gile has its own post office with ZIP code: 54525. Gile is located .75 miles (1.21 km) to the east-southeast of Montreal, along the Gile Flowage, a shallow lake formed by a dam on the West Fork of the Montreal River.

Geography

Montreal is located at 46°25′45″N 90°14′20″W / 46.42917°N 90.23889°W / 46.42917; -90.23889 (46.429081, -90.238845).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.24 square miles (5.80 km2), of which 2.23 square miles (5.78 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,890
1930 1,819 −3.8%
1940 1,700 −6.5%
1950 1,439 −15.4%
1960 1,361 −5.4%
1970 877 −35.6%
1980 887 1.1%
1990 838 −5.5%
2000 838 0.0%
2010 807 −3.7%
2019 (est.) 753 −6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 807 people, 364 households, and 228 families residing in the city. The population density was 361.9 inhabitants per square mile (139.7/km2). There were 479 housing units at an average density of 214.8 per square mile (82.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 1.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 364 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 43.4 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

Notable residents

  • Dom Moselle, NFL player, was born in Gile.
  • Joseph Sullivan, FBI agent, was born in Montreal.
  • Richard C. Trembath, Wisconsin legislator and jurist, was born in Montreal.
  • Arne H. Wicklund, Wisconsin legislator and jurist, was born in Gile.

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