Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

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Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Fond du Lac County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1839[1]
Seat Fond du Lac
Largest city Fond du Lac
Area
 • Total 766 sq mi (1,984 km2)
 • Land 720 sq mi (1,865 km2)
 • Water 46 sq mi (119 km2), 6.0%
Population
 • (2010) 101,633
 • Density 141/sq mi (54/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.fdlco.wi.gov

Fond du Lac County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 101,633.[2] Its county seat is Fond du Lac.[3] The county was created in the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and later organized in 1844.[4] Fond du Lac is French for "bottom of the lake", so given because of the county's location at the southern shore of Lake Winnebago.[5][6][7]

Fond du Lac County comprises the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area.[citation needed]

The Holyland region is in northeastern Fond du Lac County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 720 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 46 square miles (120 km2) (6.0%) is water.[8]

Major highways[edit]

Airport[edit]

Fond du Lac County Airport (IATA: FLDICAO: KFLDFAA LID: FLD) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Fond du Lac County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 139
1850 14,510 10,338.8%
1860 34,154 135.4%
1870 46,273 35.5%
1880 46,859 1.3%
1890 44,088 −5.9%
1900 47,589 7.9%
1910 51,610 8.4%
1920 56,119 8.7%
1930 59,883 6.7%
1940 62,353 4.1%
1950 67,829 8.8%
1960 75,085 10.7%
1970 84,567 12.6%
1980 88,964 5.2%
1990 90,083 1.3%
2000 97,296 8.0%
2010 101,633 4.5%
Est. 2016 102,144 [9] 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790–1960[11] 1900–1990[12]
1990–2000[13] 2010–2014[2]

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 97,296 people, 36,931 households, and 25,482 families residing in the county. The population density was 135 people per square mile (52/km²). There were 39,271 housing units at an average density of 54 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.16% White, 0.90% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.7% were of German, 6.1% Irish and 5.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 2.1% Spanish and 1.3% German as their first language.

There were 36,931 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 25.40% 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 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

Communities[edit]

Farming in western Fond du Lac County

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Grandstands for the Fond du Lac County Fair

Ghost towns[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 59.9% 31,022 33.6% 17,387 6.5% 3,387
2012 56.8% 30,355 41.9% 22,379 1.3% 668
2008 53.8% 28,164 44.8% 23,463 1.3% 696
2004 62.8% 33,291 36.2% 19,216 1.0% 529
2000 57.0% 26,548 39.0% 18,181 4.0% 1,860
1996 44.7% 16,488 42.1% 15,542 13.3% 4,901
1992 44.5% 19,785 30.9% 13,757 24.6% 10,964
1988 57.6% 21,985 41.6% 15,887 0.8% 303
1984 64.6% 26,069 34.7% 13,983 0.7% 294
1980 57.0% 24,196 36.0% 15,293 7.0% 2,981
1976 55.8% 22,226 41.6% 16,571 2.6% 1,044
1972 61.0% 21,007 35.0% 12,050 4.0% 1,386
1968 55.6% 18,184 38.4% 12,563 6.0% 1,962
1964 41.3% 12,708 58.6% 18,040 0.1% 30
1960 59.7% 19,498 40.2% 13,132 0.2% 58
1956 72.5% 21,496 26.8% 7,940 0.8% 230
1952 74.4% 22,794 25.2% 7,724 0.4% 107
1948 59.6% 13,760 38.6% 8,904 1.8% 419
1944 63.8% 16,785 35.7% 9,378 0.5% 143
1940 61.5% 16,804 37.8% 10,323 0.8% 215
1936 35.4% 9,179 57.2% 14,821 7.5% 1,931
1932 33.7% 8,436 64.6% 16,143 1.7% 425
1928 51.4% 12,593 47.8% 11,719 0.8% 205
1924 41.6% 8,516 10.9% 2,222 47.5% 9,722
1920 74.6% 12,543 20.3% 3,409 5.2% 867
1916 52.2% 5,781 45.3% 5,021 2.5% 282
1912 31.3% 3,014 50.3% 4,838 18.3% 1,764
1908 50.9% 5,872 45.0% 5,194 4.2% 479
1904 59.6% 7,027 37.5% 4,417 3.0% 350
1900 53.8% 6,258 44.2% 5,140 2.0% 230
1896 54.2% 6,174 43.3% 4,933 2.6% 294
1892 42.5% 4,129 54.0% 5,254 3.5% 339

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fdlco.wi.gov/about-the-county/county-facts
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dictionary of Wisconsin History". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  6. ^ Clorissa Swingen (Spring 1988). "Fond du Lac: Links to our Past". Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 128. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 43°46′N 88°29′W / 43.76°N 88.49°W / 43.76; -88.49