Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Dodge County, Wisconsin
DodgeCountyWisconsinAdministrationBuilding.jpg
Dodge County Administration building
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Dodge County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Juneau
Largest city Beaver Dam
Area
 • Total 907 sq mi (2,349 km2)
 • Land 876 sq mi (2,269 km2)
 • Water 31 sq mi (80 km2), 3.5%
Population
 • (2010) 88,759
 • Density 101/sq mi (39/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.dodge.wi.us

Dodge County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,759.[1] Its county seat is Juneau.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 907 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 876 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (3.5%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 67
1850 19,138 28,464.2%
1860 42,818 123.7%
1870 47,035 9.8%
1880 45,931 −2.3%
1890 44,984 −2.1%
1900 46,631 3.7%
1910 47,436 1.7%
1920 49,742 4.9%
1930 52,092 4.7%
1940 54,280 4.2%
1950 57,611 6.1%
1960 63,170 9.6%
1970 69,004 9.2%
1980 75,064 8.8%
1990 76,559 2.0%
2000 85,897 12.2%
2010 88,759 3.3%
Est. 2012 88,415 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dodge County
Dodge County Fairgrounds
Entering Dodge County on US 151

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 85,897 people, 31,417 households, and 22,306 families residing in the county. The population density was 97 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 33,672 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.28% White, 2.49% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 60.9% were of German and 5.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.8% spoke English, 2.2% Spanish and 1.5% German as their first language. Also, in Dodge County there are some considerable African American, Arab, and Persian minorities in the western part of the county, while the east is predominately white with a small Hispanic minority .

There were 31,417 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.80 males.

The religious demographics are diverse for rural Wisconsin. Protestants make up 50% of the county, Roman Catholics make up 31%. Muslims make up 10% of the county, and Jews make up 5%. Other religions make up 3%.[9]

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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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  9. ^ http://www.landsofwisconsin.com/County-Data-For-Dodge-County-Wisconsin.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Coordinates: 43°25′N 88°43′W / 43.42°N 88.71°W / 43.42; -88.71