Florence County, Wisconsin

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Florence County, Wisconsin
FlorenceCountyWisconsinCourtHouse.jpg
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Florence County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1882
Seat Florence
Largest town Florence
Area
 • Total 498 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Land 488 sq mi (1,264 km2)
 • Water 9.3 sq mi (24 km2), 1.9%
Population
 • (2010) 4,423
 • Density 9.1/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.florencecountywi.com

Florence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,423,[1] making it the second-least populous county in Wisconsin. Its county seat is Florence.[2]

Florence County is part of the Iron Mountain, MI–WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Florence County was founded in 1882. Florence County takes its name from the Florence Mining Company.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 498 square miles (1,290 km2), of which 488 square miles (1,260 km2) is land and 9.3 square miles (24 km2) (1.9%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Florence County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,604
1900 3,197 22.8%
1910 3,381 5.8%
1920 3,602 6.5%
1930 3,768 4.6%
1940 4,177 10.9%
1950 3,756 −10.1%
1960 3,437 −8.5%
1970 3,298 −4.0%
1980 4,172 26.5%
1990 4,590 10.0%
2000 5,088 10.8%
2010 4,423 −13.1%
Est. 2016 4,456 [5] 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 5,088 people, 2,133 households, and 1,441 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 4,239 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.17% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.6% were of German, 11.6% Swedish, 8.4% Polish, 8.2% Italian, 6.6% French, 5.9% English, 5.4% French Canadian and 5.2% Irish ancestry.

There were 2,133 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.50 males.

Communities[edit]

Fairgrounds
Florence County sign

Florence County is one of only two counties in Wisconsin with no incorporated communities, the other being Menominee County.

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 71.5% 1,898 25.0% 665 3.5% 93
2012 62.7% 1,645 36.3% 953 1.0% 27
2008 56.3% 1,512 42.2% 1,134 1.5% 39
2004 62.5% 1,703 36.5% 993 1.0% 28
2000 63.5% 1,528 33.9% 816 2.5% 61
1996 43.3% 927 40.6% 869 16.2% 346
1992 35.6% 942 37.0% 978 27.4% 726
1988 51.6% 1,106 47.5% 1,018 0.8% 18
1984 58.0% 1,227 41.1% 870 0.9% 18
1980 52.5% 1,187 41.7% 943 5.8% 130
1976 48.0% 922 50.2% 965 1.8% 34
1972 54.1% 971 42.2% 757 3.8% 68
1968 48.3% 821 42.3% 718 9.4% 160
1964 36.6% 596 63.3% 1,029 0.1% 2
1960 51.8% 928 47.9% 858 0.3% 5
1956 57.9% 1,003 41.8% 723 0.3% 5
1952 58.4% 1,147 41.2% 809 0.4% 7
1948 43.0% 756 50.3% 885 6.7% 117
1944 45.6% 765 53.5% 897 1.0% 16
1940 50.1% 1,008 48.7% 980 1.1% 23
1936 41.4% 800 53.7% 1,037 4.9% 95
1932 40.9% 714 55.3% 965 3.7% 65
1928 64.3% 993 35.0% 540 0.8% 12
1924 50.2% 594 4.1% 49 45.7% 540
1920 86.9% 912 9.3% 97 3.8% 40
1916 69.4% 412 27.3% 162 3.4% 20
1912 43.7% 262 21.8% 131 34.5% 207
1908 81.1% 541 15.3% 102 3.6% 24
1904 85.4% 562 12.6% 83 2.0% 13
1900 79.6% 514 17.0% 110 3.4% 22
1896 78.1% 488 20.6% 129 1.3% 8
1892 67.9% 449 29.5% 195 2.6% 17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127. 
  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. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 45°51′N 88°24′W / 45.85°N 88.40°W / 45.85; -88.40