Berry, Wisconsin

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Berry, Wisconsin
Town
Berry Town Hall
Berry Town Hall
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°9′30″N 89°39′56″W / 43.15833°N 89.66556°W / 43.15833; -89.66556Coordinates: 43°9′30″N 89°39′56″W / 43.15833°N 89.66556°W / 43.15833; -89.66556
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane
Area
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 915 ft (279 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,084
 • Density 30.2/sq mi (11.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-07025[2]
GNIS feature ID 1582803[1]

Berry is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,084 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Marxville is in the Town of Berry.

History

The Town of Berry was established on January 7, 1850 by being split off from Farmersville.[3] It was probably named for Berry Haney, who kept a tavern in the 1830s and was the first postmaster of the Cross Plains post office in 1838.[4][3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.33%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,084 people, 408 households, and 326 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.2 people per square mile (11.7/km²). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 11.7 per square mile (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.34% White, 0.09% African American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 408 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,429, and the median income for a family was $68,906. Males had a median income of $43,125 versus $29,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,194. About 0.7% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over.

Notable people

  • William Fehlandt, farmer, businessman, and politician, lived in the town; Fehlandt served as chairman of the Berry Town Board.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b Frederic G. Cassidy. Dane County Place-Names. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1968, p. 14.
  4. ^ Callary, Edward (2016). Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0. 
  5. ^ Ernst G. Timme (comp.). The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin. 1889, p. 504.

External links

  • Town of Berry website
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