Clark County, Wisconsin

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Clark County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Clark County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded July 6, 1853
Named for William Clark
Seat Neillsville
Largest city Neillsville
Area
 • Total 1,219 sq mi (3,157 km2)
 • Land 1,210 sq mi (3,134 km2)
 • Water 9 sq mi (23 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • (2010) 34,690
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.clark.wi.us

Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,690.[1] Its county seat is Neillsville.[2]

History[edit]

Clark County was named for A. W. Clark, an early settler,[3] or for General George Rogers Clark.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,219 square miles (3,160 km2), of which 1,210 square miles (3,100 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23 km2) (0.7%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 789
1870 3,450 337.3%
1880 10,715 210.6%
1890 17,708 65.3%
1900 25,848 46.0%
1910 30,074 16.3%
1920 35,120 16.8%
1930 34,165 −2.7%
1940 33,972 −0.6%
1950 32,459 −4.5%
1960 31,527 −2.9%
1970 30,361 −3.7%
1980 32,910 8.4%
1990 31,647 −3.8%
2000 33,557 6.0%
2010 34,690 3.4%
Est. 2012 34,435 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2012[1]
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Clark County

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 33,557 people, 12,047 households, and 8,673 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 13,531 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.05% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.0% were of German, 9.0% Polish, 6.2% Norwegian and 6.1% United States or American ancestry according to Census 2000. 6.62% reported speaking German, Pennsylvania German, or Dutch at home; an additional 1.34% speak Spanish.[1]

There were 12,047 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.90% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

Communities[edit]

Clark County sign

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 83. 
  4. ^ "Here's How Iron Got Its Name". The Rhinelander Daily News. June 16, 1932. p. 2. Retrieved August 24, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 44°44′N 90°37′W / 44.73°N 90.61°W / 44.73; -90.61