Marquette County, Wisconsin

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Marquette County, Wisconsin
Marquette County Courthouse Feb 2012.jpg
Marquette County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marquette County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1848
Seat Montello
Largest city Montello
Area
 • Total 464 sq mi (1,202 km2)
 • Land 456 sq mi (1,181 km2)
 • Water 8.7 sq mi (23 km2), 1.9%
Population
 • (2010) 15,404
 • Density 34/sq mi (13/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.marquette.wi.us

Marquette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,404.[1] Its county seat is Montello.[2] The county was created in 1836 from the Wisconsin Territory and organized in 1848.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 464 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 456 square miles (1,180 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.9%) is water.[4] The Mecan River, Buffalo Lake, and Puckaway Lake lie within Marquette County. The highest altitude in the county is a rocky area known as Mt. Shaw.

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Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marquette County.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 18
1850 8,641 47,905.6%
1860 8,233 −4.7%
1870 8,056 −2.1%
1880 8,908 10.6%
1890 9,676 8.6%
1900 10,509 8.6%
1910 10,741 2.2%
1920 10,443 −2.8%
1930 9,388 −10.1%
1940 9,097 −3.1%
1950 8,839 −2.8%
1960 8,516 −3.7%
1970 8,865 4.1%
1980 11,672 31.7%
1990 12,321 5.6%
2000 15,832 28.5%
2010 15,404 −2.7%
Est. 2016 15,067 [5] −2.2%
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 15,832 people, 5,986 households, and 4,166 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,664 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.44% Black or African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.7% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 6.9% Polish, 6.1% English, 5.6% Norwegian and 5.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.8% spoke English, 2.8% Spanish and 1.1% German as their first language.

There were 5,986 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 118.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.70 males.

Communities[edit]

Farming in rural Marquette County
Welcome sign

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 59.7% 4,709 35.6% 2,808 4.7% 374
2012 49.3% 3,992 49.5% 4,014 1.2% 99
2008 46.6% 3,654 51.9% 4,068 1.6% 124
2004 54.3% 4,604 44.7% 3,785 1.0% 88
2000 49.0% 3,522 47.8% 3,437 3.3% 235
1996 36.1% 2,208 46.7% 2,859 17.2% 1,052
1992 34.6% 2,322 37.7% 2,533 27.8% 1,865
1988 55.0% 3,059 44.2% 2,463 0.8% 45
1984 61.8% 3,406 36.9% 2,032 1.3% 74
1980 54.8% 3,166 37.7% 2,180 7.5% 433
1976 50.1% 2,607 48.3% 2,516 1.7% 86
1972 62.6% 2,682 35.9% 1,537 1.5% 65
1968 61.2% 2,374 31.6% 1,228 7.2% 280
1964 49.3% 1,881 50.5% 1,927 0.2% 8
1960 70.1% 2,947 29.7% 1,249 0.2% 7
1956 73.9% 2,796 25.8% 975 0.4% 14
1952 80.1% 3,379 19.8% 835 0.1% 4
1948 64.2% 2,033 34.6% 1,095 1.2% 38
1944 73.5% 2,853 26.2% 1,016 0.4% 14
1940 71.6% 3,086 27.7% 1,195 0.7% 31
1936 50.0% 1,957 46.3% 1,812 3.8% 148
1932 34.8% 1,365 63.8% 2,504 1.4% 53
1928 65.4% 2,554 33.6% 1,313 0.9% 36
1924 31.2% 1,109 16.5% 587 52.3% 1,860
1920 76.2% 2,436 21.5% 687 2.3% 73
1916 58.8% 1,377 39.4% 923 1.9% 44
1912 39.4% 881 41.3% 923 19.3% 431
1908 64.4% 1,555 33.1% 798 2.5% 61
1904 65.5% 1,604 30.7% 752 3.8% 94
1900 63.1% 1,560 35.0% 866 1.9% 47
1896 62.8% 1,476 35.2% 827 2.0% 46
1892 41.1% 877 56.1% 1,198 2.8% 59

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 43°49′N 89°23′W / 43.82°N 89.39°W / 43.82; -89.39