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Monroe County, Wisconsin

Monroe County, Wisconsin
Monroe County Courthouse in Sparta
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Named for James Monroe[1]
Seat Sparta
Largest city Sparta
Area
 • Total 908 sq mi (2,352 km2)
 • Land 901 sq mi (2,334 km2)
 • Water 7.4 sq mi (19 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010) 44,673
 • Density 50/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional districts 3rd, 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.wi.monroe.cowww

Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,673.[2] Its county seat is Sparta.[3]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • United States Army posts 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Transportation 3
    • Major highways 3.1
    • Airport 3.2
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Census-designated places 4.4
    • Unincorporated communities 4.5
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 908 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 901 square miles (2,330 km2) is land and 7.4 square miles (19 km2) (0.8%) is water.[4]

United States Army posts

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Monroe County.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 40,899 people, 15,399 households, and 10,794 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 16,672 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.52% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.5% were of German, 13.4% Norwegian, 7.6% Irish, 6.3% American and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.9% spoke English, 3.1% German and 2.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 15,399 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.60 males.

Transportation

Major highways

Airport

Communities

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 162. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  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".  

External links

  • Monroe County
  • Monroe County Health and Demographic Data

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