Location of Halsey, Wisconsin
|• Total||33.1 sq mi (85.8 km2)|
|• Land||33.1 sq mi (85.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,371 ft (418 m)|
|• Density||20/sq mi (7.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1583337|
Halsey is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 651 at the 2010 census. The town is named for Pierson Halsey, a partner in the Milwaukee law firm of Rietbrock, Halsey and Johnson, which founded Athens, Wisconsin.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.1 square miles (85.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 645 people, 192 households, and 168 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.5 people per square mile (7.5/km²). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 6.3 per square mile (2.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.29% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Asian, 1.40% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.95% of the population.
There were 192 households out of which 49.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.5% were non-families. 10.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.61.
In the town, the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $44,625, and the median income for a family was $46,500. Males had a median income of $31,161 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,317. About 3.9% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Halsey town, Marathon County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 112–13. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0.