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Encyclopedia > Cumberland, Wisconsin

Cumberland is a city located in Barron County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,280. The city is located partially within the Town of Cumberland.


Cumberland is located at 45°32'9" North, 92°1'24" West (45.535892, -92.023389)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.3 km˛ (4.0 mi˛). 8.8 km˛ (3.4 mi˛) of it is land and 1.5 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 14.82% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,280 people, 1,013 households, and 607 families residing in the city. The population density is 258.9/km˛ (671.5/mi˛). There are 1,134 housing units at an average density of 128.8/km˛ (334.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 97.54% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 1.10% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,013 households out of which 26.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% are married couples living together, 11.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% are non-families. 35.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.18 and the average family size is 2.79.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $32,661, and the median income for a family is $41,612. Males have a median income of $34,519 versus $21,304 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,688. 11.7% of the population and 9.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.6% of those under the age of 18 and 8.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=45.535892&longitude=-92.023389&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=45.535892&lon=-92.023389&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-92.023389&lat=45.535892&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Cumberland Advocate: Front (279 words)
Cumberland is indeed surrounded by water, but we are connected to the "mainland" by roads and bridges.
We are located in the heartland of Wisconsin lake country with 15 lakes located within 15 miles of the city.
Cumberland is found on the junction of highways 63 and 48.
Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (505 words)
Cumberland is known as "The Island City" because it is nearly surrounded by the waters of Beaver Dam Lake.
Cumberland is known for hosting the "Rutabaga Festival" each year, always the weekend preceding Labor Day weekend.
Cumberland is located at (45.535892, -92.023389), along Beaver Dam Lake at the beginning of the Hay River.
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