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Thorp, Wisconsin
Downtown Thorp
Downtown Thorp
Location of Thorp in Clark County, Wisconsin.
Location of Thorp in Clark County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Clark
Area
 • Total 1.49 sq mi (3.87 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.87 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,214 ft (370 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,621
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,611
 • Density 1,079.76/sq mi (416.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-79625
GNIS feature ID 1575404

Thorp is a city in Clark County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,621 at the 2010 census. The city is located partially within the Town of Thorp and partially within the Town of Withee.

Geography

Thorp is located at 44°57′35″N 90°48′3″W / 44.95972°N 90.80083°W / 44.95972; -90.80083 (44.959792, -90.801061).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 723
1900 838 15.9%
1910 741 −11.6%
1920 796 7.4%
1930 892 12.1%
1940 1,052 17.9%
1950 1,383 31.5%
1960 1,496 8.2%
1970 1,469 −1.8%
1980 1,635 11.3%
1990 1,657 1.3%
2000 1,536 −7.3%
2010 1,621 5.5%
2019 (est.) 1,611 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,621 people, 712 households, and 393 families living in the city. The population density was 1,149.6 inhabitants per square mile (443.9/km2). There were 797 housing units at an average density of 565.2 per square mile (218.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 712 households, of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.8% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 23.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Education

Students living within Thorp, Wisconsin attend schools within the School District of Thorp. There are two main schools in Thorp. They are the Thorp Catholic School and the Thorp Public School. The Catholic school has grades ranging from 1–8 grade and then they will go to the Thorp High School. The Thorp Public School contains PreK–6 elementary school, 7–8 junior high, and 9–12 high school.

Notable people

  • Filet of Soul – a rock band from the 1960s
  • Corwin C. Guell – Wisconsin politician
  • Jeff Hazuga – NFL player
  • Stanley J. Lato – Wisconsin politician
  • Mike Maslowski – former starting linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Andy North – former professional golfer
  • Eugene Oberle – Wisconsin farmer and politician
  • Arnt O. Rhea – Wisconsin farmer, politician, and educator
  • Joseph Schmittfranz – Wisconsin politician
  • John Verkuilen – Wisconsin farmer and politician
  • Robert K. Zukowski – Wisconsin politician
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