Forestville (town), Wisconsin

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Forestville, Wisconsin
Town hall
Town hall
Location of Forestville, Wisconsin
Location of Forestville, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°42′55″N 87°28′9″W / 44.71528°N 87.46917°W / 44.71528; -87.46917Coordinates: 44°42′55″N 87°28′9″W / 44.71528°N 87.46917°W / 44.71528; -87.46917
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Land35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation719 ft (219 m)
 • Total1,086
 • Density30.7/sq mi (11.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-26650[2]
GNIS feature ID1583218[1]

Forestville is a town in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,096 at the 2010 census. The Village of Forestville is located within the town but the two are politically independent. The unincorporated communities of Maplewood, and Carnot are located within the town.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.5 square miles (92.0 km2), of which, 35.4 square miles (91.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (0.39%) is water.



As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,086 people, 387 households, and 313 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.7 people per square mile (11.8/km2). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 12.2 per square mile (4.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.97% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 1.38% from two or more races. 0.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 387 households, out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,818, and the median income for a family was $53,571. Males had a median income of $30,560 versus $21,488 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,174. About 3.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.6% 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Map of the Town of Forestville, Door County Land Use Services Dept, June 5, 2018
  4. ^ Interactive map showing how the trail goes through the town of Forestville. Although the map is for the Ice Age Trail, Forestville is one of the areas where the trails coincide.