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Dunn County, Wisconsin

Dunn County, Wisconsin
Dunn County Government Center, Menomonie
Seal of Dunn County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Dunn County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Named for Charles Dunn
Seat Menomonie
Largest city Menomonie
 • Total 864 sq mi (2,238 km2)
 • Land 850 sq mi (2,201 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 1.6%
 • (2010) 43,857
 • Density 52/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.wi.dunn.cowww

Dunn County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,857.[1] Its county seat is Menomonie.[2]

Dunn County comprises the Menomonie, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Eau Claire-Menomonie, WI Combined Statistical Area.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • Major highways 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • City 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Census-designated places 4.4
    • Unincorporated communities 4.5
    • Ghost towns 4.6
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The county was founded in 1854 from

  • Dunn County, Wisconsin website
  • Dunn County Historical Society
  • Menomonie Visitors Guide
  • Dunn County Visitors Guide
  • Dunn County Restaurant Guide
  • Dunn County Wisconsin Visitors Guide

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book 1991-1992, p. 731; cited there as from "Wisconsin Historical Records, Origin and Legislative History of County Boundaries in Wisconsin, 1942."
  4. ^ When Counties Originated from's Oconto County, Wisconsin webpage.
  5. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 110. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also

Ghost towns

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places




Dunn County, WI, countryside, west of Menomonie
Old farmhouse in Dunn County


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 19.80% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

There were 14,337 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 39,858 people, 14,337 households, and 9,261 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 15,277 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.08% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.3% were of German, 22.6% Norwegian and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.7% spoke English, 1.6% Spanish and 1.5% Hmong as their first language.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dunn County


Major highways

Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 850 square miles (2,200 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (1.6%) is water.[7]


[6], first chief justice of the territory.Charles Dunn It is named for [5][4][3]

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