Green County, Wisconsin

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Green County, Wisconsin
Green County Wisconsin Courthouse.jpg
Green County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Green County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Monroe
Largest city Monroe
Area
 • Total 584 sq mi (1,513 km2)
 • Land 584 sq mi (1,513 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 36,842
 • Density 63/sq mi (24/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.green.wi.gov

Green County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,842.[1] Its county seat is Monroe.[2]

Green County is included in the Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Green County is named for Gen. Nathanael Greene.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 584.5 square miles (1,513.8 km2), of which 584.0 square miles (1,512.6 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Green County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 933
1850 8,566 818.1%
1860 19,808 131.2%
1870 23,611 19.2%
1880 21,729 −8.0%
1890 22,732 4.6%
1900 22,719 −0.1%
1910 21,641 −4.7%
1920 21,568 −0.3%
1930 21,870 1.4%
1940 23,146 5.8%
1950 24,172 4.4%
1960 25,851 6.9%
1970 26,714 3.3%
1980 30,012 12.3%
1990 30,339 1.1%
2000 33,647 10.9%
2010 36,842 9.5%
Est. 2012 36,909 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census of 2000,[9] there were 33,647 people, 13,212 households, and 9,208 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 13,878 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.14% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.9% were of German, 20.3% Swiss, 14.9% Norwegian, 6.7% Irish, 5.7% English and 5.5% American ancestry. 96.5% spoke English, 2.0% German and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 13,212 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% 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 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

Communities[edit]

A farm in Green County, Wisconsin

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[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. 143. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 42°41′N 89°36′W / 42.68°N 89.60°W / 42.68; -89.60