- Montello, Wisconsin
Montello — City — Wisconsin Highway 22 / 23 Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Wisconsin County Marquette Area – Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2) – Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) – Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2) Population (2000) – Total 1,397 – Density 646.1/sq mi (249.5/km2) Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6) – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) ZIP codes 53949 FIPS code GNIS feature ID
Montello is a city in and the county seat of Marquette County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,397 at the 2000 census. The Fox River flows through the city. Montello is home to the largest tree in Wisconsin.
Montello is located at .(43.791976, -89.329771)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (11.63%) is water.
The Fox River flows from east through the middle of Montello. There is a dam in Montello, and the upstream portion of the river to the west of the dam is called Buffalo Lake.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,397 people, 591 households, and 348 families residing in the city. The population density was 732.6 people per square mile (282.4/km²). There were 677 housing units at an average density of 355.0 per square mile (136.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.13% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 2.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 591 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $43,625. Males had a median income of $29,438 versus $21,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,676. About 5.4% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
Montello is located at the intersection of Wisconsin Highways 22 and 23. This intersection is the location of the only traffic light in the county. Hwy. 22 travels north and south into the city, and Hwy. 23 travels into the city from the northeast and west. Secondary routes into the city include County C to the east, County F to the south, County K to the west, and County Y to the north.
Montello was once the eastern terminus of a spur line of the Wisconsin Central Railroad, built in 1882 to service the granite quarry and other industries in Montello. This line split from the WC's Stevens Point-Portage line (the "P" Line) at Packwaukee, and ran along the north shore of Buffalo Lake to Montello. The P-Line was abandoned in 1946 along with the Montello spur, despite the fact that there was still almost daily service on it.
- Underground Sunshine, a psychedelic rock band
Houses built near the Upper Fox River west of the dam
- ^ http://www.wistravel.com/cities_in_wisconsin/montello_wisconsin/
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
Municipalities and communities of Marquette County, WisconsinCounty seat: Montello City
Villages Towns CDP
Briggsville | Budsin | Buffalo Shore Estates | Germania | Glen Oak | Harrisville | Lawrence
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