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Tigerton, Wisconsin
Village
Downtown Tigerton
Downtown Tigerton
Location of Tigerton, Wisconsin
Location of Tigerton, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Shawano
Area
 • Total 1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Land 1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 741
 • Estimate (2012) 732
 • Density 414.0/sq mi (159.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-79825
GNIS feature ID 1575448
Website www.tigertonwis.com

Tigerton is a village in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 741 at the 2010 census.

History

The Lake Shore Railroad ran through the area from 1879 to 1981. Established in 1896, the village is named after Tiger Creek. The creek is said to have fast-running waters that roar like a tiger.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Tigerton was the Wisconsin base of the now largely defunct Posse Comitatus, a militant far-right organization.

Geography

Tigerton is located at 44°44′25″N 89°3′30″W / 44.74028°N 89.05833°W / 44.74028; -89.05833 (44.740411, -89.058261).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), of which, 1.79 square miles (4.64 km2) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 723
1910 728 0.7%
1920 748 2.7%
1930 831 11.1%
1940 794 −4.5%
1950 827 4.2%
1960 781 −5.6%
1970 742 −5.0%
1980 865 16.6%
1990 815 −5.8%
2000 764 −6.3%
2010 741 −3.0%
Est. 2015 721 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
Tigerton Village Hall and Engine House
Village Hall

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 741 people, 332 households, and 182 families residing in the village. The population density was 414.0 inhabitants per square mile (159.8/km2). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 211.2 per square mile (81.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.3% White, 0.3% African American, 3.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 332 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 40.2 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 764 people, 349 households, and 199 families residing in the village. The population density was 540.1 people per square mile (209.2/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 270.7 per square mile (104.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.12% White, 0.13% African American, 1.96%, Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 349 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 40.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% 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 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,278, and the median income for a family was $33,625. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $18,264 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,707. About 9.4% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.


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