Walworth County, Wisconsin

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Walworth County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Walworth County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for New York judge Reuben Hyde Walworth[1]
Seat Elkhorn
Largest city Whitewater
Area
 • Total 577 sq mi (1,494 km2)
 • Land 555 sq mi (1,437 km2)
 • Water 21 sq mi (54 km2), 3.7%
Population
 • (2010) 102,228
 • Density 184/sq mi (71/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.walworth.wi.us

Walworth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 102,228.[2] Its county seat is Elkhorn.[3]

Walworth County comprises the Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area

Lake Geneva, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Alpine Valley Resort, and Music Theatre are located in Walworth County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 555 square miles (1,440 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (3.7%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Walworth County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 17,862
1860 26,496 48.3%
1870 25,972 −2.0%
1880 26,249 1.1%
1890 27,860 6.1%
1900 29,259 5.0%
1910 29,614 1.2%
1920 29,327 −1.0%
1930 31,058 5.9%
1940 33,103 6.6%
1950 41,584 25.6%
1960 52,368 25.9%
1970 63,444 21.2%
1980 71,507 12.7%
1990 75,000 4.9%
2000 93,759 25.0%
2010 102,228 9.0%
Est. 2012 102,851 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[2]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 93,759 people, 34,522 households, and 23,267 families residing in the county. The population density was 169 people per square mile (65/km²). There were 43,783 housing units at an average density of 79 per square mile (30/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.49% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.62% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 6.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,522 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% 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 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 13.80% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

Communities[edit]

Walworth County sign

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

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Unincorporated communities[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Directory - Walworth County". Wisconsin Counties Association. Retrieved 2007-05-13. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 42°40′N 88°32′W / 42.67°N 88.54°W / 42.67; -88.54