Hixton, Wisconsin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hixton, Wisconsin
Looking northeast in downtown Hixton
Looking northeast in downtown Hixton
Location of Hixton in Jackson County, Wisconsin.
Location of Hixton in Jackson County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°23′14″N 90°59′39″W / 44.38722°N 90.99417°W / 44.38722; -90.99417Coordinates: 44°23′14″N 90°59′39″W / 44.38722°N 90.99417°W / 44.38722; -90.99417
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyJackson
Area
 • Total1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Land1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation965 ft (294 m)
Population
 • Total433
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
422
 • Density370.83/sq mi (143.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-35100[5]
GNIS feature ID1583397[2]

Hixton is a village in Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States, along the Trempealeau River. The population was 433 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Hixton.

History[edit]

The community was started by John L. Hicks, who came to the area in 1854.[6] The town of Hixton (formed out of a piece of Albion) was formed and named in 1856. The community was at first named Williamport, and later Pole Grove. The local post office was established in 1856 as "Pole Grove," and was renamed Hixton in 1874.[6] The Green Bay and Minnesota Railroad came through the area and opened a station at Hixton in 1873.[6] The community was incorporated in 1920.[7]

Geography[edit]

Hixton is located at 44°22′55″N 91°0′53″W / 44.38194°N 91.01472°W / 44.38194; -91.01472 (44.382042, -91.014849).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.[9]

Wisconsin Highway 95 runs through the village, and is also an exit on Interstate 94, which runs through the northeast part of the village.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930270
194030111.5%
19503154.7%
1960310−1.6%
1970300−3.2%
198036421.3%
1990345−5.2%
200044629.3%
2010433−2.9%
Est. 2017422[4]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 433 people, 200 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 397.2 inhabitants per square mile (153.4/km2). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 200.9 per square mile (77.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.9% White, 3.0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 200 households of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the village was 40.3 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 446 people, 203 households, and 116 families residing in the village. The population density was 416.4 people per square mile (160.9/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 202.6 per square mile (78.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.65% White, 1.12% Native American, and 0.22% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 203 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,839, and the median income for a family was $41,500. Males had a median income of $28,958 versus $18,587 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,314. About 3.5% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b c Anderson , Jean (22 August 1976). Sechlerville Never Caught On, La Crosse Tribune
  7. ^ 1930 Census - Wisconsin population data, pdf p. 14
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.