Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
|Ozaukee County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
1,116 sq mi (2,890 km²)
232 sq mi (601 km²)
884 sq mi (2,290 km²), 79.22%
373/sq mi (144/km²)
Ozaukee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2010, the population was 86,395. Its county seat is Port Washington. As of the 2000 Census, Ozaukee County had the 2nd lowest poverty rate of any county in the United States, at 2.6%. In terms of per capita income, it is the 25th wealthiest county in the country. Bolstered by low crime rates and school districts with high graduation rates, Forbes Magazine ranked Ozaukee County #2 on its list of "America's Best Places To Raise A Family" in June, 2008.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,891 km² (1,116sq mi). 232 square miles (601 km²) of it is land and 884 square miles (2,290 km²) of it (79.22%) is water.
Major highways 
- Interstate 43
- Highway 32 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 33 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 57 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 60 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 167 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 181 (Wisconsin)
Adjacent counties 
- Sheboygan County - north
- Oceana County, Michigan - northeast, across Lake Michigan
- Muskegon County, Michigan - east, across Lake Michigan
- Milwaukee County - south
- Waukesha County - southwest
- Washington County - west
|Source: U.S. Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 82,317 people, 30,857 households, and 23,019 families residing in the county. The population density was 355 people per square mile (137/km²). There were 32,034 housing units at an average density of 138 per square mile (53/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.72% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.2% were of German, 7.3% Irish and 6.7% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.1% spoke English, 1.6% Spanish and 1.4% German as their first language.
There were 30,857 households out of which 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.60% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $62,745, and the median income for a family was $72,547 (these figures had risen to $73,197 and $88,231 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $50,044 versus $30,476 for females. The per capita income for the county was $31,947. About 1.7% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.
Cities, towns, and villages 
Unincorporated communities 
- Dacada (partial)
- Decker Corner
- Holy Cross
- Horns Corners
- Lake Church
- Little Kohler
- Sauk Trail Beach
See also 
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "America's Best Places To Raise A Family". Forbes. 2008-06-30.
- Wisconsin Historical Society: Term: Ozaukee County [origin of place name]. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=3715&term_type_id=2&term_type_text=places&letter=O
- Wisconsin Historical Society
- Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (July 2004). The Population of Southeastern Wisconsin (PDF). Technical Report Number 11 (4th Edition). Retrieved 2007-04-09.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Ozaukee County, Wisconsin - Fact Sheet - American FactFinder". Factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
||Sheboygan County||Oceana County, Michigan|
|Washington County||Muskegon County, Michigan|
|Waukesha County||Milwaukee County|