Eagle (town), Wisconsin

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Eagle, Wisconsin
Location in Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°52′44.04″N 88°28′17.4″W / 42.8789000°N 88.471500°W / 42.8789000; -88.471500Coordinates: 42°52′44.04″N 88°28′17.4″W / 42.8789000°N 88.471500°W / 42.8789000; -88.471500
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyWaukesha
Government
 • Town ChairmanRobert Kwiatkowski[1]
Area
 • Total35.1 sq mi (90.8 km2)
 • Land34.6 sq mi (89.7 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation902 ft (275 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total3,117
 • Density90/sq mi (34.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
53119
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-13321[3]
GNIS feature ID1583112[2]
WebsiteTown of Eagle

Eagle is a town in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,117 at the 2000 census. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates a population of 3,680 for the year 2008. The Village of Eagle is located within the town. The unincorporated community of Eagleville is also located in the town.

History[edit]

The town's name comes from an 1836 incident when pioneer Thomas Sugden and two companions, exploring the area, spotted what was described as "a monster bald-headed eagle... hovering and curving over a large mound" in the midst of the prairie.[4]

On June 21, 2010, a tornado wreaking major damage passed through the town, and the storm that prompted the tornado then prompted warnings for Racine and Milwaukee counties.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.1 square miles (90.8 km2), of which, 34.6 square miles (89.7 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2) of it (1.23%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19801,758
19902,02815.4%
20003,11753.7%
20103,50712.5%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,117 people, 1,049 households, and 904 families residing in the town. The population density was 90.0 people per square mile (34.8/km2). There were 1,118 housing units at an average density of 32.3 per square mile (12.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.85% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,049 households, out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.8% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.8% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.0% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $69,071, and the median income for a family was $73,611. Males had a median income of $51,607 versus $32,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,354. About 2.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Culture[edit]

Old World Wisconsin, an open-air museum re-creating the working farmsteads and settlements of European immigrants, is in Eagle. The museum demonstrates teams of oxen and horses working in the fields, farm folk preparing meals over wood-burning stoves, and heirloom plants in gardens.[6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.townofeaglewi.us/
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ The History of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and Constitution and of the Constitution of the United States Chicago: Western Historical Society, 1880; p. 735
  5. ^ "Storm Prediction Center Storm Reports Page".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2009-07-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ https://usagym.org/pages/athletes/athleteListDetail.html?id=306688
  8. ^ Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Excelsior Publishing Co. 1894. pp. 747–748.
  9. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book 1913, p. 647.