Lafayette County, Wisconsin

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Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Lafayette County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Named for Marquis de Lafayette
Seat Darlington
Largest city Darlington
Area
 • Total 635 sq mi (1,645 km2)
 • Land 634 sq mi (1,642 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 16,836
 • Density 27/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.lafayette.wi.gov

Lafayette County, sometimes spelled La Fayette County, is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,836.[1] Its county seat is Darlington.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 634.6 square miles (1,643.6 km2), of which 633.6 square miles (1,641.0 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Lafayette County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 11,531
1860 18,134 57.3%
1870 22,659 25.0%
1880 21,279 −6.1%
1890 20,265 −4.8%
1900 20,959 3.4%
1910 20,075 −4.2%
1920 20,002 −0.4%
1930 18,649 −6.8%
1940 18,695 0.2%
1950 18,137 −3.0%
1960 18,142 0.0%
1970 17,456 −3.8%
1980 17,412 −0.3%
1990 16,076 −7.7%
2000 16,137 0.4%
2010 16,836 4.3%
Est. 2012 16,853 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census of 2000,[8] there were 16,137 people, 6,211 households, and 4,378 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,674 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.03% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.8% were of German, 17.5% Norwegian, 13.6% Irish, 11.9% English, 6.8% Swiss and 6.0% American ancestry.

There were 6,211 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

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Cities[edit]

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Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 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 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 42°40′N 90°08′W / 42.66°N 90.14°W / 42.66; -90.14