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Spruce, Wisconsin
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Location of Spruce, Wisconsin
Location of Spruce, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°59′9″N 88°12′18″W / 44.98583°N 88.20500°W / 44.98583; -88.20500
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Oconto
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.1 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
787 ft (240 m)
 • Total 835
 • Density 23.7/sq mi (9.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-76450
GNIS feature ID 1584207

Spruce is a town in Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 835 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated communities of Kelly Brook, Klondike, and Spruce are located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²), of which, 35.2 square miles (91.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (1.54%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 871 people, 349 households, and 254 families residing in the town. The population density was 24.8 people per square mile (9.6/km2). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 16.7 per square mile (6.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.52% White, 1.26% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 349 households, out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,658, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $29,444 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,759. About 3.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Bernard E. Brandt, farmer and Wisconsin state legislator, lived in the town.
  • Milton McDougal, farmer and Wisconsin state legislator, was born in the town.
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