Sauk County, Wisconsin

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Sauk County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sauk County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1840
Seat Baraboo
Largest city Baraboo
Area
 • Total 849 sq mi (2,199 km2)
 • Land 831 sq mi (2,152 km2)
 • Water 18 sq mi (47 km2), 2.1%
Population
 • (2010) 61,976
 • Density 75/sq mi (29/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.sauk.wi.us

Sauk County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 61,976.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Baraboo.[2]

Sauk County comprises the Baraboo, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 849 square miles (2,200 km2), of which 831 square miles (2,150 km2) is land and 18 square miles (47 km2) (2.1%) is water.[3] Pewits Nest is located in Sauk County. Sauk Point is the county's highest point. The summit is nestled in the Baraboo bluffs and stands to 1,593 above sea level. Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows:Sauk Co WI Native Vegetation New Wiki Version.pdf[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sauk County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 102
1850 4,371 4,185.3%
1860 18,963 333.8%
1870 23,860 25.8%
1880 28,729 20.4%
1890 30,575 6.4%
1900 33,006 8.0%
1910 32,869 −0.4%
1920 32,548 −1.0%
1930 32,030 −1.6%
1940 33,700 5.2%
1950 38,120 13.1%
1960 36,179 −5.1%
1970 39,057 8.0%
1980 43,469 11.3%
1990 46,975 8.1%
2000 55,225 17.6%
2010 61,976 12.2%
Est. 2012 62,597 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 55,225 people, 21,644 households, and 14,869 families residing in the county. The population density was 66 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 24,297 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.37% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.7% were of German, 8.5% Irish, 6.5% Norwegian, 6.2% American and 5.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 1.9% Spanish and 1.4% German as their first language. There were 21,644 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

Communities[edit]

Farming in Sauk County near Reedsburg
Typical Sauk County countryside
Fairgrounds in Baraboo
Sauk County sign on U.S. Route 12

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 43°26′N 89°56′W / 43.43°N 89.94°W / 43.43; -89.94