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Encyclopedia > Cross Plains (town), Wisconsin

Cross Plains is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,419. The Village of Cross Plains is located partially within the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 91.6 km˛ (35.4 mi˛). 91.5 km˛ (35.3 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.08% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,419 people, 513 households, and 398 families residing in the town. The population density is 15.5/km˛ (40.2/mi˛). There are 525 housing units at an average density of 5.7/km˛ (14.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 98.03% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 513 households out of which 36.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.1% are married couples living together, 3.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% are non-families. 17.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.17.

In the town the population is spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $66,055, and the median income for a family is $74,327. Males have a median income of $50,139 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the town is $30,163. 1.7% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 2.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Geology of Ice Age National Scientific Reserve of Wisconsin (Chapter 6) (4683 words)
At Cross Plains and for a number of miles north and south the late Wisconsinan ice sheet ground to a halt on the southwestern Wisconsin uplands, marking the east boundary of the Driftless Area with a young moraine.
The Cross Plains area was selected for inclusion in the Reserve in part because it contains a typical portion of the Johnstown Moraine on the uplands and a typical proglacial stream in Black Earth Creek Valley, and is close to a center of population.
The gully crossing the drained lake basin in the southeast comer of Fig.
Wisconsin Gazetteer 1853 | Towns | Villages | Post Offices | Settlements (9441 words)
BAD AX, County, is bounded on the north by La Crosse, on the east by Sauk and Richland, on the south by Richland and Crawford, and on the west by the Mississippi river, and was set off from Crawford and organized March 1, 1851.
BEAVER DAM, Town, in the county of Dodge, being township 11, of range 14, and south half of town 12, range 14, and south half of town 12, range 13, eight miles west from Juneau, the county seat.
CRAWFORD, County, is located at the junction between the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, and is bounded on the north by Bad Ax, on the east by Richland, on the southeast by Grant, and on the west by the Mississippi, which separates it from the State of Iowa.
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