Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Dodge County, Wisconsin
DodgeCountyWisconsinAdministrationBuilding.jpg
Dodge County Administration building
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Dodge County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1844
Seat Juneau
Largest city Beaver Dam
Area
 • Total 907 sq mi (2,349 km2)
 • Land 876 sq mi (2,269 km2)
 • Water 31 sq mi (80 km2), 3.5%
Population
 • (2010) 88,759
 • Density 101/sq mi (39/km²)
Congressional districts 5th, 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.dodge.wi.gov

Dodge County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,759.[1] Its county seat is Juneau.[2] The county was created from the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and organized in 1844.[3]

Dodge County comprises the Beaver Dam, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 907 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 876 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (3.5%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 67
1850 19,138 28,464.2%
1860 42,818 123.7%
1870 47,035 9.8%
1880 45,931 −2.3%
1890 44,984 −2.1%
1900 46,631 3.7%
1910 47,436 1.7%
1920 49,742 4.9%
1930 52,092 4.7%
1940 54,280 4.2%
1950 57,611 6.1%
1960 63,170 9.6%
1970 69,004 9.2%
1980 75,064 8.8%
1990 76,559 2.0%
2000 85,897 12.2%
2010 88,759 3.3%
Est. 2016 88,068 [5] −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2014[1]
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dodge County
Dodge County Fairgrounds
Entering Dodge County on US 151

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 85,897 people, 31,417 households, and 22,313 families residing in the county. The population density was 97 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 33,672 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.28% White, 2.49% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. According to Census 2000, 56.2% were of German, 8.7% Irish and 5.0% English 4.2% Norwegian and 3.9% selected "United States or American" ancestry. 95.4% spoke English, 2.2% Spanish and 2.0% other Indo-European languages as their language spoken at home.[11]

There were 31,417 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.[11]

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.80 males.

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Airport[edit]

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Cities[edit]

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Politics[edit]

The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the county was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Presidential election results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61.8% 26,635 32.4% 13,968 5.7% 2,475
2012 56.7% 25,211 42.2% 18,762 1.2% 515
2008 53.7% 23,015 44.8% 19,183 1.5% 625
2004 61.4% 27,201 37.6% 16,690 1.0% 445
2000 57.5% 21,684 38.7% 14,580 3.8% 1,437
1996 43.8% 12,890 42.9% 12,625 13.3% 3,907
1992 41.9% 14,971 32.0% 11,438 26.0% 9,300
1988 56.8% 17,003 42.3% 12,663 0.9% 261
1984 64.4% 20,458 34.8% 11,052 0.8% 251
1980 57.7% 19,435 35.5% 11,966 6.8% 2,281
1976 54.8% 17,335 43.1% 13,643 2.1% 663
1972 61.5% 17,068 35.7% 9,898 2.8% 771
1968 57.9% 14,909 34.7% 8,948 7.4% 1,901
1964 41.0% 10,772 58.9% 15,497 0.2% 39
1960 62.8% 17,152 37.1% 10,113 0.1% 30
1956 72.1% 17,569 27.5% 6,704 0.4% 93
1952 73.3% 19,298 26.6% 7,001 0.1% 37
1948 56.2% 10,831 42.6% 8,212 1.3% 245
1944 64.4% 14,102 35.0% 7,667 0.5% 114
1940 61.4% 14,651 37.5% 8,948 1.1% 260
1936 30.2% 6,829 65.4% 14,782 4.4% 988
1932 23.3% 4,936 75.1% 15,874 1.6% 338
1928 49.7% 9,660 49.1% 9,536 1.2% 238
1924 30.5% 5,167 11.9% 2,019 57.7% 9,785
1920 77.5% 11,354 15.6% 2,293 6.9% 1,011
1916 50.7% 4,887 46.9% 4,519 2.5% 240
1912 29.3% 2,559 60.0% 5,246 10.8% 942
1908 39.7% 4,015 58.1% 5,883 2.2% 225
1904 44.9% 4,248 52.9% 5,005 2.2% 206
1900 44.4% 4,780 53.9% 5,813 1.7% 185
1896 51.6% 5,610 45.0% 4,900 3.4% 372
1892 27.3% 2,653 70.1% 6,810 2.5% 246

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ a b "Dodge County, Wisconsin Demographics tables DP-1, DP-2 Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000" (PDF). US Census. 2000. 
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 43°25′N 88°43′W / 43.42°N 88.71°W / 43.42; -88.71