Burnett County, Wisconsin

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Burnett County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Burnett County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat Meenon
Largest village Grantsburg
Area
 • Total 880 sq mi (2,279 km2)
 • Land 822 sq mi (2,129 km2)
 • Water 59 sq mi (153 km2), 6.7%
Population
 • (2010) 15,457
 • Density 19/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website burnettcounty.com

Burnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,457.[1] Its county seat is Meenon[2] with the majority of county governmental services located at the Burnett County Government Center.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 880 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 822 square miles (2,130 km2) is land and 59 square miles (150 km2) (6.7%) is water.[3] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows:Burnett Co Wisconsin Native Vegetation Wiki Version.pdf[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 12
1870 706 5,783.3%
1880 3,140 344.8%
1890 4,393 39.9%
1900 7,478 70.2%
1910 9,026 20.7%
1920 10,735 18.9%
1930 10,233 −4.7%
1940 11,382 11.2%
1950 10,236 −10.1%
1960 9,214 −10.0%
1970 9,276 0.7%
1980 12,340 33.0%
1990 13,084 6.0%
2000 15,674 19.8%
2010 15,457 −1.4%
Est. 2012 15,382 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[1]
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Burnett County

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 15,674 people, 6,613 households, and 4,503 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 12,582 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.25% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 4.45% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.9% were of German, 15.4% Swedish, 12.8% Norwegian and 6.3% Irish ancestry.

There were 6,613 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 28.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.

Communities[edit]

Burnett County is one of only three Wisconsin counties that have no incorporated cities. It is the only Wisconsin county to have villages but no cities.

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 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. pp. 61 - 64. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 45°52′N 92°22′W / 45.87°N 92.37°W / 45.87; -92.37