Washington County, Wisconsin

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Washington County, Wisconsin
WashingtonCountyWisconsinCourtHouse.jpg
Washington County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat West Bend
Largest city West Bend
Area
 • Total 436 sq mi (1,129 km2)
 • Land 431 sq mi (1,116 km2)
 • Water 5 sq mi (13 km2), 1.2%
Population
 • (2010) 131,887
 • Density 306/sq mi (118/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.washington.wi.us

Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,887.[1] Its county seat is West Bend.[2]

Washington County is included in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 431 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) (1.2%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Washington County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 343
1850 19,485 5,580.8%
1860 23,622 21.2%
1870 23,919 1.3%
1880 23,442 −2.0%
1890 22,751 −2.9%
1900 23,589 3.7%
1910 23,784 0.8%
1920 25,713 8.1%
1930 26,551 3.3%
1940 28,430 7.1%
1950 33,902 19.2%
1960 46,119 36.0%
1970 63,839 38.4%
1980 84,848 32.9%
1990 95,328 12.4%
2000 117,493 23.3%
2010 131,887 12.3%
Est. 2012 132,661 0.6%
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 117,493 people, 43,842 households, and 32,749 families residing in the county. The population density was 273 people per square mile (105/km²). There were 45,808 housing units at an average density of 106 per square mile (41/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 59.9% were of German, 6.3% Polish and 5.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 2.0% German and 1.7% Spanish as their first language.

There were 43,842 households out of which 36.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 20.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% 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 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.

Communities[edit]

Welcome sign on WIS 28

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 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 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 43°22′N 88°14′W / 43.37°N 88.23°W / 43.37; -88.23