Vernon County, Wisconsin
|Vernon County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
|• Total||816 sq mi (2,114 km2)|
|• Land||795 sq mi (2,059 km2)|
|• Water||22 sq mi (56 km2), 2.64%|
|• Density||35/sq mi (14/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 816 square miles (2,110 km2), of which 795 square miles (2,060 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (2.64%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 14
- U.S. Highway 61
- Highway 35 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 27 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 33 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 56 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 80 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 82 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 131 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 162 (Wisconsin)
- La Crosse County - north western
- Monroe County - north
- Juneau County - northeast
- Sauk County - east
- Richland County - southeast
- Crawford County - south
- Allamakee County, Iowa - southwest
- Houston County, Minnesota - west
|WI Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census of 2000, there were 28,056 people, 10,825 households, and 7,501 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 12,416 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.81% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.3% were of Norwegian, 26.9% German, 6.4% Irish and 6.1% English ancestry. 90.9% spoke English, 3.5% German, 1.8% Norwegian, 1.2% Pennsylvania Dutch and 1.0% Spanish as their first language.
There were 10,825 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.
Cities, villages, and towns
- Coon Valley
- De Soto (most; partly in Crawford County)
- Genoa (town)
- Hillsboro (town)
- La Farge
- Viola (part; mostly in Richland County)
- Viroqua (town)
- Kickapoo Center
- Liberty Pole
- Mount Tabor
- Pleasant Valley
- Red Mound
- Sugar Grove
- Tunnelville (partial)
- West Prairie
- White City
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Vernon County, Wisconsin
- Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
- American FactFinder. Factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Bad Axe (county). Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
- Vernon County [origin of place name]. Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||La Crosse County||Monroe County||Juneau County|
|Houston County, Minnesota||Sauk County|
|Allamakee County, Iowa||Crawford County||Richland County|