Burke, Wisconsin

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Burke, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Burke, Wisconsin
Location of Burke, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°9′54″N 89°17′43″W / 43.16500°N 89.29528°W / 43.16500; -89.29528
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyDane
Area
 • Total19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Land19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]938 ft (286 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,990
 • Density153.4/sq mi (59.2/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-11150[2]
GNIS feature ID1582887[1]
 
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Burke, Wisconsin
Town
Location of Burke, Wisconsin
Location of Burke, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°9′54″N 89°17′43″W / 43.16500°N 89.29528°W / 43.16500; -89.29528
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyDane
Area
 • Total19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Land19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]938 ft (286 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,990
 • Density153.4/sq mi (59.2/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-11150[2]
GNIS feature ID1582887[1]

Burke is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,990 at the 2000 census. The town is set to be annexed by the City of Madison, the Village of De Forest, and the City of Sun Prairie by 2036.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.5 square miles (50.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,990 people, 1,148 households, and 862 families residing in the town. The population density was 153.4 people per square mile (59.2/km²). There were 1,208 housing units at an average density of 62.0 per square mile (23.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.15% White, 0.90% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 1,148 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $67,273, and the median income for a family was $72,065. Males had a median income of $43,125 versus $29,469 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,458. About 1.3% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ ftp://doaftp04.doa.state.wi.us/doadocs/Madison-DeForest-SunPrairie-BurkeAgreement.pdf
  4. ^ Leisure and Tourism in the Town of Burke, Wisconsin

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Coordinates: 43°08′09″N 89°16′34″W / 43.13583°N 89.27611°W / 43.13583; -89.27611