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Jackson County, Wisconsin
Jackson County Wisconsin Courthouse March 2012.jpg
Jackson County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Jackson County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded1853
Seat Black River Falls
Largest cityBlack River Falls
Area
 • Total1,000 sq mi (2,590 km2)
 • Land988 sq mi (2,559 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.3%
Population
 • ( 2010)20,449
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Congressional districts 3rd, 7th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.jackson.wi.us

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,449. [1] Its county seat is Black River Falls. [2] Jackson County was formed from Crawford County in 1853. It was named for President Andrew Jackson. [3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2), of which 988 square miles (2,560 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.3%) is water. [4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Airport

Black River Falls Area Airport (KBCK) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jackson County
Historical population
Census Pop.
18604,170
18707,68784.3%
188013,28572.8%
189015,79718.9%
190017,46610.6%
191017,075−2.2%
192017,7463.9%
193016,468−7.2%
194016,5990.8%
195016,073−3.2%
196015,151−5.7%
197015,3251.1%
198016,8319.8%
199016,588−1.4%
200019,10015.1%
201020,4497.1%
Est. 201620,562 [5]0.6%
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 19,100 people, 7,070 households, and 4,835 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 8,029 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.58% White, 2.27% Black or African American, 6.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.4% were of German, 30.2% Norwegian and 5.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.7% spoke English, 2.2% Spanish and 1.5% Winnebago as their first language.

There were 7,070 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 114.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.30 males.

Communities

Jackson County townships map
Fairgrounds
Jackson County sign on County Highway HH

City

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns/neighborhoods

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 52.9% 4,906 41.2% 3,818 5.9% 543
2012 41.9% 3,900 56.9% 5,298 1.2% 115
2008 38.4% 3,552 60.2% 5,572 1.4% 127
2004 45.1% 4,387 54.0% 5,249 0.9% 90
2000 43.6% 3,670 52.0% 4,380 4.4% 367
1996 31.1% 2,262 50.9% 3,705 18.0% 1,312
1992 31.4% 2,644 43.7% 3,681 24.9% 2,093
1988 47.3% 3,555 52.2% 3,924 0.5% 38
1984 55.8% 4,386 43.6% 3,427 0.6% 46
1980 50.8% 4,327 42.6% 3,629 6.6% 561
1976 46.9% 3,406 51.4% 3,735 1.7% 123
1972 60.8% 3,937 37.8% 2,445 1.5% 94
1968 52.9% 3,172 38.2% 2,293 8.9% 534
1964 39.8% 2,532 60.1% 3,818 0.1% 7
1960 58.0% 3,950 41.8% 2,849 0.2% 14
1956 56.7% 3,614 43.2% 2,755 0.1% 9
1952 59.9% 4,235 39.9% 2,819 0.2% 17
1948 45.9% 2,553 52.5% 2,921 1.6% 89
1944 50.9% 3,182 48.6% 3,040 0.5% 34
1940 48.1% 3,741 51.1% 3,975 0.8% 64
1936 32.0% 2,235 65.0% 4,537 3.0% 207
1932 33.5% 1,983 64.4% 3,813 2.1% 123
1928 75.2% 4,353 23.6% 1,364 1.3% 74
1924 32.2% 1,662 5.0% 255 62.8% 3,238
1920 85.9% 3,652 9.7% 410 4.4% 188
1916 64.2% 1,866 33.1% 963 2.7% 79
1912 52.8% 1,398 22.9% 606 24.4% 645
1908 77.9% 2,603 18.9% 631 3.2% 107
1904 82.8% 2,746 14.4% 479 2.8% 93
1900 77.7% 2,639 19.2% 651 3.1% 105
1896 74.6% 2,710 21.4% 778 4.0% 146
1892 59.8% 2,078 33.4% 1,160 6.9% 239

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-08-13.

Further reading

External links


JACKSON COUNTY WISCONSIN Latitude and Longitude:

44°19′N 90°49′W / 44.32°N 90.81°W / 44.32; -90.81