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Waushara County, Wisconsin

Waushara County, Wisconsin
Waushara County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Waushara County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1852
Seat Wautoma
Largest city Berlin
Area
 • Total 637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Land 626 sq mi (1,621 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.8%
Population
 • (2010) 24,496
 • Density 39/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.wi.wausharaco

Waushara County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,496.[1] Its county seat is Wautoma.[2]

Waushara County is located in central Wisconsin, about 80 miles (130 km) north of Madison.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Census-designated places 4.4
    • Unincorporated communities 4.5
    • Ghost towns 4.6
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Waushara County was established by an act of the

  • Official website for Waushara County
  • Official website for the Waushara County Government

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "Winnebago Took Its Name from an Indian Tribe". The Post-Crescent. December 28, 1963. p. 14. Retrieved August 25, 2014 – via  
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  

References

See also

Ghost towns

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places

Towns

Villages

Cities

Communities

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

There were 9,336 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.89.

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 23,154 people, 9,336 households, and 6,581 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 13,667 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.80% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.5% were of German, 9.1% Polish, 5.9% Irish, 5.7% American and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.5% spoke English, 3.4% Spanish and 1.4% German as their first language.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Waushara County

Demographics

Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,650 km2), of which 626 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.8%) is water.[5]

Geography

[4] and was relocated to Wautoma in 1854 after a bitter fight between proponents of the two places. The name is of Native American origin and is believed to mean 'good land'.Sacramento The county seat was first located at [3]

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