Green Lake County, Wisconsin

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Green Lake County, Wisconsin
GreenLakeWisconsinCourthouseNovember2010.jpg
Green Lake County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Green Lake County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1858
Named for Green Lake
Seat Green Lake
Largest city Berlin
Area
 • Total 380 sq mi (984 km2)
 • Land 349 sq mi (904 km2)
 • Water 31 sq mi (80 km2), 8.1%
Population
 • (2010) 19,051
 • Density 55/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.green-lake.wi.us

Green Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,051.[1] Its county seat is Green Lake.[2]

In 2010, the center of population of Wisconsin was located in Green Lake County, near the city of Markesan.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 380 square miles (980 km2), of which 349 square miles (900 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (8.1%) is water.[4] It is the third smallest county in Wisconsin by total area.

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Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Green Lake County.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 12,663
1870 13,195 4.2%
1880 14,483 9.8%
1890 15,163 4.7%
1900 15,797 4.2%
1910 15,491 −1.9%
1920 14,875 −4.0%
1930 13,913 −6.5%
1940 14,092 1.3%
1950 14,749 4.7%
1960 15,418 4.5%
1970 16,878 9.5%
1980 18,370 8.8%
1990 18,651 1.5%
2000 19,105 2.4%
2010 19,051 −0.3%
Est. 2012 19,039 −0.1%
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 19,105 people, 7,703 households, and 5,322 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 9,831 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.81% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 51.8% were of German, 10.6% Polish, 5.8% Irish and 5.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.2% spoke English, 3.0% Spanish and 1.8% German as their first language.

There were 7,703 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

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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. ^ "Centers of Population by State: 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  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: 43°49′N 89°02′W / 43.81°N 89.04°W / 43.81; -89.04