Green County, Wisconsin

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Green County, Wisconsin
Green County Wisconsin Courthouse.jpg
Green County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Green County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Monroe
Largest city Monroe
Area
 • Total 584 sq mi (1,513 km2)
 • Land 584 sq mi (1,513 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 0.09%
Population
 • (2010) 36,842
 • Density 63/sq mi (24/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.green.wi.gov

Green County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,842.[1] Its county seat is Monroe.[2] Green County is included in the Madison WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The county was created in 1837 from the Wisconsin Territory.[3] It is named for General Nathanael Greene,[4] who commanded the Southern Campaign in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 584 square miles (1,510 km2), of which 584 square miles (1,510 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.09%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Airport[edit]

Monroe Municipal Airport (KEFT) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Green County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 933
1850 8,566 818.1%
1860 19,808 131.2%
1870 23,611 19.2%
1880 21,729 −8.0%
1890 22,732 4.6%
1900 22,719 −0.1%
1910 21,641 −4.7%
1920 21,568 −0.3%
1930 21,870 1.4%
1940 23,146 5.8%
1950 24,172 4.4%
1960 25,851 6.9%
1970 26,714 3.3%
1980 30,012 12.3%
1990 30,339 1.1%
2000 33,647 10.9%
2010 36,842 9.5%
Est. 2016 37,075 [6] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census of 2000,[11] there were 33,647 people, 13,212 households, and 9,208 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 13,878 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.14% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.9% were of German, 20.3% Swiss, 14.9% Norwegian, 6.7% Irish, 5.7% English and 5.5% American ancestry. 96.5% spoke English, 2.0% German and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 13,212 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% 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.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

Communities[edit]

A farm in Green County, Wisconsin

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 45.8% 8,693 48.1% 9,122 6.2% 1,170
2012 40.7% 7,857 58.0% 11,206 1.3% 259
2008 36.3% 6,730 62.1% 11,502 1.6% 302
2004 46.6% 8,497 52.5% 9,575 1.0% 176
2000 44.5% 6,790 51.5% 7,863 4.1% 623
1996 37.2% 4,697 48.6% 6,136 14.1% 1,783
1992 34.5% 4,887 38.6% 5,467 27.0% 3,829
1988 55.7% 6,636 43.3% 5,153 1.0% 119
1984 63.7% 7,827 35.5% 4,367 0.8% 102
1980 54.0% 7,714 37.4% 5,336 8.6% 1,227
1976 54.3% 7,085 43.2% 5,632 2.5% 329
1972 66.1% 7,422 32.4% 3,634 1.5% 166
1968 61.0% 6,502 32.9% 3,501 6.1% 651
1964 49.1% 5,364 50.8% 5,548 0.2% 17
1960 67.8% 7,939 32.2% 3,766 0.1% 6
1956 66.0% 7,114 33.5% 3,614 0.5% 51
1952 70.5% 7,949 29.5% 3,326 0.1% 6
1948 52.4% 4,403 46.2% 3,881 1.4% 114
1944 57.3% 5,556 42.3% 4,101 0.4% 42
1940 55.1% 5,711 44.1% 4,565 0.9% 88
1936 37.5% 3,700 60.3% 5,941 2.2% 218
1932 36.4% 3,190 61.7% 5,406 1.9% 162
1928 64.2% 5,152 35.0% 2,812 0.8% 63
1924 35.1% 2,922 5.1% 423 59.9% 4,986
1920 84.7% 5,466 9.8% 633 5.5% 356
1916 55.8% 2,422 38.8% 1,687 5.4% 234
1912 38.8% 1,601 41.6% 1,716 19.6% 807
1908 54.5% 2,617 38.6% 1,856 6.9% 331
1904 62.1% 2,992 30.4% 1,466 7.6% 364
1900 60.2% 2,996 35.7% 1,776 4.1% 204
1896 54.7% 3,093 41.4% 2,339 3.9% 220
1892 46.1% 2,329 40.6% 2,052 13.4% 677

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. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 42°41′N 89°36′W / 42.68°N 89.60°W / 42.68; -89.60