Westford, Richland County, Wisconsin

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Westford, Wisconsin
Location of Westford, Richland County, Wisconsin
Location of Westford, Richland County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°30′46″N 90°14′22″W / 43.51278°N 90.23944°W / 43.51278; -90.23944Coordinates: 43°30′46″N 90°14′22″W / 43.51278°N 90.23944°W / 43.51278; -90.23944
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total34.9 sq mi (90.5 km2)
 • Land34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,171 ft (357 m)
 • Total594
 • Density17.0/sq mi (6.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-85675[2]
GNIS feature ID1584407[1]

Westford is a town in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 594 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Bunker Hill and Germantown are located in the town. The unincorporated community of Corwin was also located in the town.

Westford was named after Westford, New York, which was the home town of Ada and Levi Lincoln, early storekeepers.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.9 square miles (90.5 km²), of which, 34.9 square miles (90.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 594 people, 191 households, and 152 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.0 people per square mile (6.6/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 6.8 per square mile (2.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.32% White, 0.17% African American, 0.51% Native American, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 191 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.3% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $45,179. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $19,659 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,519. About 11.2% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.7% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Gard, Ropbert E. (2015). The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names. Wisconsin Historical Society. p. 350. ISBN 9780870207082.