West Sweden, Wisconsin

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Town of West Sweden
Location of the Town of West Sweden
Location of the Town of West Sweden
Coordinates: 45°41′38″N 92°28′2″W / 45.69389°N 92.46722°W / 45.69389; -92.46722
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total33.7 sq mi (87.2 km2)
 • Land32.6 sq mi (84.6 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Elevation1,076 ft (328 m)
 • Total731
 • Density22.4/sq mi (8.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-86350[2]
GNIS feature ID1584417[1]

The Town[3] of West Sweden is located in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 731 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Pole Cat Crossing is partially located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87.3 km2), of which, 32.7 square miles (84.6 km2) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.7 km2) of it (3.09%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 731 people, 285 households, and 214 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.4 people per square mile (8.6/km2). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 10.0 per square mile (3.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.58% White, 0.27% African American, 2.05% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population.

There were 285 households, out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $49,583. Males had a median income of $34,464 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,777. About 3.5% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "Towns" in Wisconsin perform most of the same functions as townships in many other states. see 'Wisconsin Blue Book 2022,' Town, pp 354-355