Brokaw

Brokaw

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (13.91%) is water.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 107 people, 47 households, and 24 families residing in the village. The population density was 108.6 people per square mile (41.7/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 49.7 per square mile (19.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.13% White, 0.93% Native American, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.

There were 47 households out of which 17.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.9% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 15.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $54,167. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,290. There were 20.8% of families and 21.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 50.0% of under eighteens and 17.6% of those over 64.

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Over a century ago, the regional economy was being built on the wood and paper industries.