Marquette County, Wisconsin

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Marquette County, Wisconsin
Marquette County Courthouse Feb 2012.jpg
Marquette County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marquette County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Montello
Largest city Montello
Area
 • Total 464 sq mi (1,202 km2)
 • Land 456 sq mi (1,181 km2)
 • Water 9 sq mi (23 km2), 1.9%
Population
 • (2010) 15,404
 • Density 34/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.marquette.wi.us

Marquette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,404.[1] Its county seat is Montello.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 464 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 456 square miles (1,180 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23 km2) (1.9%) is water.[3] The Mecan River, Buffalo Lake, and Puckaway Lake lie within Marquette County. The highest altitude in the county is a rocky area known as Mt. Shaw.

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Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marquette County.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 18
1850 8,641 47,905.6%
1860 8,233 −4.7%
1870 8,056 −2.1%
1880 8,908 10.6%
1890 9,676 8.6%
1900 10,509 8.6%
1910 10,741 2.2%
1920 10,443 −2.8%
1930 9,388 −10.1%
1940 9,097 −3.1%
1950 8,839 −2.8%
1960 8,516 −3.7%
1970 8,865 4.1%
1980 11,672 31.7%
1990 12,321 5.6%
2000 15,832 28.5%
2010 15,404 −2.7%
Est. 2012 15,205 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 15,832 people, 5,986 households, and 4,166 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,664 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.44% Black or African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.7% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 6.9% Polish, 6.1% English, 5.6% Norwegian and 5.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.8% spoke English, 2.8% Spanish and 1.1% German as their first language.

There were 5,986 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 118.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.70 males.

Communities[edit]

Farming in rural Marquette County
Welcome sign

Cities, villages, and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 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 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 43°49′N 89°23′W / 43.82°N 89.39°W / 43.82; -89.39