Loyal is a city in Clark County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,261 at the 2010 census. The city is located within the Town of Loyal, though it is politically independent.
Its name comes from the 1860s, when so many of its patriotic pioneers went to fight in the Civil War. The city itself was established in the year 1870.
Loyal is located at 44°44′15″N 90°29′47″W (44.737541, -90.496551).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.39 square miles (3.60 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,261 people, 538 households, and 344 families residing in the city. The population density was 907.2 inhabitants per square mile (350.3/km2). There were 603 housing units at an average density of 433.8 per square mile (167.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 538 households of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the city was 41 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 20.3% were from 45 to 64; and 22.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,308 people, 548 households, and 366 families residing in the city. The population density was 951.8 people per square mile (368.6/km²). There were 576 housing units at an average density of 419.1 per square mile (162.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.93% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 548 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,647, and the median income for a family was $38,026. Males had a median income of $27,727 versus $20,197 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,502. About 5.4% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.
Loyal has three schools: Loyal Elementary School; Loyal High School, home of the Greyhounds; and Saint Anthony's Catholic School.
Loyal's biggest event is the Loyal Corn Festival.Fred W. Draper, Wisconsin State Assembly and educator, lived in Loyal.
Mary Lazich, President of the Wisconsin State Senate, born in Loyal.