Price County, Wisconsin

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Price County, Wisconsin
Price County Courthouse.JPG
Price County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Price County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1882
Named for William T. Price
Seat Phillips
Largest city Park Falls
Area
 • Total 1,278 sq mi (3,310 km2)
 • Land 1,254 sq mi (3,248 km2)
 • Water 24 sq mi (62 km2), 1.9%
Population
 • ( 2010) 14,159
 • Density 11/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/ -5
Website www.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

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]

Geography

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. [7] The highest natural point in Wisconsin, Timms Hill at 1,951 feet (595 m), is located in Price County.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

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National protected area

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Price County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 785
1890 5,258 569.8%
1900 9,106 73.2%
1910 13,795 51.5%
1920 18,517 34.2%
1930 17,284 −6.7%
1940 18,467 6.8%
1950 16,344 −11.5%
1960 14,370 −12.1%
1970 14,520 1.0%
1980 15,788 8.7%
1990 15,600 −1.2%
2000 15,822 1.4%
2010 14,159 −10.5%
Est. 2016 13,517 [8] −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]
1790–1960 [10] 1900–1990 [11]
1990–2000 [12] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [13] 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 according to Census 2000.

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.

Communities

Phillips, Wisconsin is located in Price County

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Politics

Presidential Elections Results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 60.2% 4,559 35.2% 2,667 4.5% 342
2012 49.2% 3,884 49.2% 3,887 1.7% 130
2008 42.2% 3,461 55.6% 4,559 2.1% 174
2004 49.2% 4,312 49.6% 4,349 1.2% 102
2000 52.2% 4,136 43.0% 3,413 4.8% 381
1996 34.4% 2,545 47.7% 3,523 17.9% 1,322
1992 31.0% 2,654 41.8% 3,575 27.2% 2,321
1988 46.0% 3,450 53.2% 3,987 0.8% 60
1984 54.6% 4,289 44.3% 3,479 1.1% 84
1980 49.3% 4,028 44.0% 3,595 6.7% 548
1976 43.3% 3,204 54.4% 4,028 2.3% 167
1972 54.4% 3,694 41.7% 2,831 3.9% 267
1968 47.4% 3,096 42.8% 2,794 9.8% 636
1964 35.9% 2,406 64.0% 4,289 0.2% 10
1960 51.1% 3,555 48.6% 3,382 0.3% 20
1956 58.8% 4,028 40.6% 2,778 0.6% 42
1952 58.4% 4,376 40.7% 3,048 0.9% 67
1948 43.5% 2,952 49.7% 3,373 6.8% 460
1944 47.8% 3,258 51.6% 3,515 0.7% 46
1940 47.9% 3,879 49.9% 4,042 2.1% 172
1936 29.0% 2,215 66.6% 5,098 4.4% 339
1932 31.3% 2,023 63.7% 4,114 5.0% 322
1928 57.9% 3,210 40.1% 2,223 2.0% 109
1924 32.8% 1,754 6.0% 323 61.2% 3,269
1920 74.2% 2,990 13.7% 551 12.1% 487
1916 56.4% 1,620 36.5% 1,049 7.1% 204
1912 29.5% 708 27.6% 662 42.9% 1,030 [15]
1908 65.2% 1,735 22.9% 609 11.9% 316
1904 80.1% 2,202 14.6% 401 5.3% 146
1900 74.2% 1,725 22.7% 529 3.1% 72
1896 70.2% 1,448 26.7% 550 3.1% 64
1892 52.5% 1,099 41.9% 876 5.6% 117

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