Waushara County, Wisconsin

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Waushara County, Wisconsin
Waushara County Courthouse.jpg
Waushara County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Waushara County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Seat Wautoma
Largest city Berlin
Area
 • Total 637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Land 626 sq mi (1,621 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.8%
Population
 • (2010) 24,496
 • Density 39/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website co.waushara.wi.us

Waushara County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,496.[1] Its county seat is Wautoma.[2]

Waushara County is located in central Wisconsin, about 80 miles (130 km) north of Madison.

History[edit]

Waushara County was established by an act of the Wisconsin Legislature on February 15, 1851. It originally consisted of a single organized Town of Waushara. The county seat was first located at Sacramento and was relocated to Wautoma in 1854 after a bitter fight between proponents of the two places.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,650 km2), of which 626 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.8%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Waushara County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 8,770
1870 11,279 28.6%
1880 12,687 12.5%
1890 13,507 6.5%
1900 15,972 18.2%
1910 18,886 18.2%
1920 16,712 −11.5%
1930 14,427 −13.7%
1940 14,268 −1.1%
1950 13,920 −2.4%
1960 13,497 −3.0%
1970 14,795 9.6%
1980 18,526 25.2%
1990 19,385 4.6%
2000 23,154 19.4%
2010 24,496 5.8%
Est. 2012 24,461 −0.1%
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 23,154 people, 9,336 households, and 6,581 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 13,667 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.80% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.5% were of German, 9.1% Polish, 5.9% Irish, 5.7% American and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.5% spoke English, 3.4% Spanish and 1.4% German as their first language.

There were 9,336 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

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Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

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. 

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Coordinates: 44°07′N 89°14′W / 44.11°N 89.24°W / 44.11; -89.24