Pierce County, Wisconsin

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Pierce County, Wisconsin
Pierce County Courthouse.jpg
Pierce County Courthouse
Seal of Pierce County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Pierce County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1853
Named for Franklin Pierce
Seat Ellsworth
Largest city River Falls
Area
 • Total 592 sq mi (1,533 km2)
 • Land 574 sq mi (1,487 km2)
 • Water 18 sq mi (47 km2), 3.1%
Population
 • (2010) 41,019
 • Density 71/sq mi (27/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.pierce.wi.us

Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,019.[1] Its county seat is Ellsworth.[2]

Pierce County is part of the MinneapolisSt. PaulBloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,530 km2), of which 574 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 18 square miles (47 km2) (3.1%) is water.[3] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows:Pierce County WI Native Vegetation New Wiki Version.pdf[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Pierce County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,672
1870 9,958 113.1%
1880 17,744 78.2%
1890 20,385 14.9%
1900 23,943 17.5%
1910 22,079 −7.8%
1920 21,663 −1.9%
1930 21,043 −2.9%
1940 21,471 2.0%
1950 21,448 −0.1%
1960 22,503 4.9%
1970 26,652 18.4%
1980 31,149 16.9%
1990 32,765 5.2%
2000 36,804 12.3%
2010 41,019 11.5%
Est. 2012 40,814 −0.5%
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 36,804 people, 13,015 households, and 9,032 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 13,493 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.01% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.0% were of German, 16.2% Norwegian, 7.1% Swedish and 7.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,015 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 17.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

Communities[edit]

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 23, 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. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°43′N 92°25′W / 44.72°N 92.42°W / 44.72; -92.42