Waupaca County, Wisconsin

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Waupaca County, Wisconsin
WaupacaCountyWisconsinCourthouse.jpg
Waupaca County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Waupaca County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Seat Waupaca
Largest city New London
Area
 • Total 765 sq mi (1,981 km2)
 • Land 748 sq mi (1,937 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (44 km2), 2.3%
Population
 • (2010) 52,410
 • Density 70/sq mi (27/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.waupaca.wi.us

Waupaca County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,410.[1] The county seat is Waupaca.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 765 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 748 square miles (1,940 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (2.3%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Waupaca County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 8,851
1870 15,539 75.6%
1880 20,955 34.9%
1890 26,794 27.9%
1900 31,615 18.0%
1910 32,782 3.7%
1920 34,200 4.3%
1930 33,513 −2.0%
1940 34,614 3.3%
1950 35,056 1.3%
1960 35,340 0.8%
1970 37,780 6.9%
1980 42,831 13.4%
1990 46,104 7.6%
2000 51,731 12.2%
2010 52,410 1.3%
Est. 2012 52,131 −0.5%
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 51,731 people, 19,863 households, and 13,884 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 per square mile (27 /km2). There were 22,508 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.93% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.1% were of German, 8.5% Norwegian and 6.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.6% spoke English, 1.4% Spanish and 1.3% German as their first language.

There were 19,863 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.

By age, 25.70% of the population was under 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.40 males.

Politics and government[edit]

County offices[edit]

  • County board chairman - Dick Koeppen
  • Vice Chair - Jim Loughrin
  • County clerk - Mary Robbins
  • County sheriff - Brad Hardel

Communities[edit]

Waupaca County Fairgrounds

Cities, villages, and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°29′N 88°58′W / 44.48°N 88.97°W / 44.48; -88.97