Kewaunee County, Wisconsin

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Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
Kewaunee County Courthouse.jpg
Kewaunee County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Kewaunee County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1859
Seat Kewaunee
Largest city Algoma
Area
 • Total 1,084 sq mi (2,808 km2)
 • Land 343 sq mi (888 km2)
 • Water 742 sq mi (1,922 km2), 68%
Population
 • (2010) 20,574
 • Density 60/sq mi (23/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.kewauneeco.org

Kewaunee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,574.[1] Its county seat is Kewaunee.[2] The county was created in 1852 and organized in 1859.[3]

Kewaunee County is part of the Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Green Bay-Shawano, WI Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,084 square miles (2,810 km2), of which 343 square miles (890 km2) is land and 742 square miles (1,920 km2) (68%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Kewaunee County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 5,530
1870 10,128 83.1%
1880 15,807 56.1%
1890 16,153 2.2%
1900 17,212 6.6%
1910 16,784 −2.5%
1920 16,091 −4.1%
1930 16,037 −0.3%
1940 16,680 4.0%
1950 17,366 4.1%
1960 18,282 5.3%
1970 18,961 3.7%
1980 19,539 3.0%
1990 18,878 −3.4%
2000 20,187 6.9%
2010 20,574 1.9%
Est. 2016 20,405 [5] −0.8%
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 20,187 people, 7,623 households, and 5,549 families residing in the county. The population density was 59 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 8,221 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.56% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.4% were of German, 23.8% Belgian, 9.7% Czech, 6.3% Polish and 5.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 7,623 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.40% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

Communities[edit]

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Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Images[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61.5% 6,618 33.7% 3,627 4.9% 522
2012 52.1% 5,747 46.7% 5,153 1.2% 137
2008 43.7% 4,711 54.7% 5,902 1.6% 174
2004 53.0% 5,970 45.9% 5,175 1.1% 128
2000 48.4% 4,883 46.3% 4,670 5.3% 531
1996 37.9% 3,431 47.7% 4,311 14.4% 1,304
1992 34.4% 3,570 39.0% 4,050 26.6% 2,757
1988 47.2% 4,330 52.1% 4,786 0.7% 63
1984 61.9% 5,705 37.4% 3,444 0.7% 61
1980 57.1% 5,577 37.9% 3,706 5.0% 492
1976 47.9% 4,447 49.7% 4,607 2.4% 225
1972 57.2% 4,802 40.0% 3,360 2.9% 241
1968 57.3% 4,467 33.6% 2,622 9.1% 713
1964 38.3% 2,980 61.6% 4,792 0.1% 8
1960 48.1% 3,950 51.8% 4,256 0.1% 7
1956 68.0% 5,106 31.5% 2,364 0.5% 39
1952 76.4% 6,482 23.3% 1,972 0.3% 28
1948 56.3% 3,646 42.4% 2,746 1.3% 86
1944 61.3% 4,153 38.5% 2,611 0.2% 16
1940 53.1% 3,862 46.6% 3,389 0.3% 21
1936 22.7% 1,527 74.0% 4,971 3.3% 219
1932 14.4% 879 84.9% 5,200 0.7% 43
1928 27.9% 1,556 71.6% 3,988 0.5% 25
1924 23.9% 1,018 9.3% 395 66.8% 2,847
1920 78.8% 2,622 18.0% 598 3.2% 106
1916 35.1% 1,104 63.9% 2,011 1.1% 33
1912 35.7% 1,115 54.3% 1,696 10.0% 311
1908 46.5% 1,590 50.6% 1,731 2.9% 100
1904 49.7% 1,578 45.9% 1,457 4.4% 139
1900 49.8% 1,750 49.2% 1,729 1.0% 34
1896 51.1% 1,835 45.9% 1,649 3.0% 106
1892 20.0% 518 78.8% 2,046 1.2% 31

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 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 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 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 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 44°35′N 87°26′W / 44.59°N 87.44°W / 44.59; -87.44