Price County, Wisconsin

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Price County
Price County courthouse
Price County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Price County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°41′N 90°22′W / 45.68°N 90.36°W / 45.68; -90.36
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1882
Named forWilliam T. Price
SeatPhillips
Largest cityPark Falls
Area
 • Total1,278 sq mi (3,310 km2)
 • Land1,254 sq mi (3,250 km2)
 • Water24 sq mi (60 km2)  1.9%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total14,159
 • Estimate 
(2020)
13,245
 • Density11/sq mi (4.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district7th
Websitewww.co.price.wi.us
Timms Hill, the highest natural point in Wisconsin at 1951.5 feet is located in the Town of Hill, Price County.

Price County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,159.[1] Its county seat is Phillips.[2]

History[edit]

Price County was created on March 3, 1879, when Wisconsin Governor William E. Smith signed legislation creating the county. The county was later organized in 1882.[3] William T. Price (1824–1886), for whom Price County was named,[4] was President of Wisconsin Senate and an early logger in Price County; he later was elected to the U.S. Congress.[5] The county was formed from portions of Chippewa and Lincoln counties.

The first white settler in what is now Price County was Major Isaac Stone, who located on the Spirit River in 1860 to engage in lumbering.[6] Price County continues today to be a large producer of raw timber.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,278 square miles (3,310 km2), of which 1,254 square miles (3,250 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (1.9%) is water.[8] The highest natural point in Wisconsin, Timms Hill at 1,951 feet (595 m), is located in Price County.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880785
18905,258569.8%
19009,10673.2%
191013,79551.5%
192018,51734.2%
193017,284−6.7%
194018,4676.8%
195016,344−11.5%
196014,370−12.1%
197014,5201.0%
198015,7888.7%
199015,600−1.2%
200015,8221.4%
201014,159−10.5%
2020 (est.)13,245[9]−6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790–1960[11] 1900–1990[12]
1990–2000[13] 2010–2020[1]
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Price County

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 15,822 people, 6,564 households, and 4,417 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km2). There were 9,574 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.4% were of German, 6.5% Norwegian, 5.9% Swedish, 5.4% Polish, 5.2% Irish and 5.0% Czech ancestry.

There were 6,564 households, out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.00 males.

In 2017, there were 127 births, giving a general fertility rate of 71.4 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 13th highest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.[15] Additionally, there were fewer than five reported induced abortions performed on women of Price County residence in 2017.[16]

Communities[edit]

Phillips, Wisconsin is located in Price County

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Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Price County, Wisconsin[17][18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 5,394 63.12% 3,032 35.48% 120 1.40%
2016 4,559 60.24% 2,667 35.24% 342 4.52%
2012 3,884 49.16% 3,887 49.20% 130 1.65%
2008 3,461 42.24% 4,559 55.64% 174 2.12%
2004 4,312 49.21% 4,349 49.63% 102 1.16%
2000 4,136 52.16% 3,413 43.04% 381 4.80%
1996 2,545 34.44% 3,523 47.67% 1,322 17.89%
1992 2,654 31.04% 3,575 41.81% 2,321 27.15%
1988 3,450 46.02% 3,987 53.18% 60 0.80%
1984 4,289 54.62% 3,479 44.31% 84 1.07%
1980 4,028 49.30% 3,595 44.00% 548 6.71%
1976 3,204 43.30% 4,028 54.44% 167 2.26%
1972 3,694 54.39% 2,831 41.68% 267 3.93%
1968 3,096 47.44% 2,794 42.81% 636 9.75%
1964 2,406 35.88% 4,289 63.97% 10 0.15%
1960 3,555 51.10% 3,382 48.61% 20 0.29%
1956 4,028 58.82% 2,778 40.57% 42 0.61%
1952 4,376 58.42% 3,048 40.69% 67 0.89%
1948 2,952 43.51% 3,373 49.71% 460 6.78%
1944 3,258 47.78% 3,515 51.55% 46 0.67%
1940 3,879 47.93% 4,042 49.94% 172 2.13%
1936 2,215 28.95% 5,098 66.62% 339 4.43%
1932 2,023 31.32% 4,114 63.69% 322 4.99%
1928 3,210 57.92% 2,223 40.11% 109 1.97%
1924 1,754 32.81% 323 6.04% 3,269 61.15%
1920 2,990 74.23% 551 13.68% 487 12.09%
1916 1,620 56.39% 1,049 36.51% 204 7.10%
1912 708 29.50% 662 27.58% 1,030 42.92%
1908 1,735 65.23% 609 22.89% 316 11.88%
1904 2,202 80.10% 401 14.59% 146 5.31%
1900 1,725 74.16% 529 22.74% 72 3.10%
1896 1,448 70.22% 550 26.67% 64 3.10%
1892 1,099 52.53% 876 41.87% 117 5.59%


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Here's How Iron Got Its Name". The Rhinelander Daily News. June 16, 1932. p. 2. Retrieved August 24, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ William Thompson Price, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  6. ^ Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, A. Warner, 1891–1892, p. 353.
  7. ^ "Timber Sales | Price County, WI - Official Website".
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  9. ^ "County Population Totals: 2010-2020". Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  15. ^ "Annual Wisconsin Birth and Infant Mortality Report, 2017 P-01161-19 (June 2019): Detailed Tables". Archived from the original on June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  16. ^ Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Section: Trend Information, 2013-2017, Table 18, pages 17-18
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  18. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 662 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 290 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 75 votes, and Independent candidate Arthur Reimer received 3 votes.

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Coordinates: 45°41′N 90°22′W / 45.68°N 90.36°W / 45.68; -90.36