Langlade County, Wisconsin Article

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Langlade County, Wisconsin
Langlade County Courthouse Wisconsin 2.jpg
Langlade County Courthouse in September 2014
Logo of Langlade County, Wisconsin
Logo
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Langlade County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
CreatedMarch 3, 1879
Named for Charles Michel de Langlade
Seat Antigo
Largest cityAntigo
Area
 • Total888 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Land871 sq mi (2,256 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (44 km2), 1.9%
Population
 • ( 2010)19,977
 • Density23/sq mi (9/km2)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.langlade.wi.us

Langlade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,977. [1] Its county seat is Antigo. [2]

History

Langlade County was created on March 3, 1879 as New County. It was renamed Langlade County, in honor of Charles de Langlade, on February 20, 1880, and fully organized on February 19, 1881. [3] The county's original borders extended northward from the top of Shawano County up to the Michigan state line. Between 1881 and 1885, the borders of Langlade County changed as nearby Lincoln and Shawano counties added or gave up area. Langlade lost its northernmost area along the Michigan border to Forest County when it was created in 1885. [4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 888 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 871 square miles (2,260 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.9%) is water. [5] The highest point in the county is at the foot of the Basswood Lookout Tower west of Summit Lake (elev:1857')

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Langlade County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880685
18909,4651,281.8%
190012,55332.6%
191017,06235.9%
192021,47125.8%
193021,5440.3%
194023,2277.8%
195021,975−5.4%
196019,916−9.4%
197019,220−3.5%
198019,9783.9%
199019,505−2.4%
200020,7406.3%
201019,977−3.7%
Est. 201619,221 [6]−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790–1960 [8] 1900–1990 [9]
1990–2000 [10] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 20,740 people, 8,452 households, and 5,814 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 11,187 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.93% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 49.4% were of German, 8.6% Polish, 6.2% Irish and 5.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,452 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

Transportation

Major highways

Airport

  • KAIG - Langlade County Airport

The county owns and operates the Langlade County Airport which serves both the local and transient general aviation community.

Communities

Langlade County Fairgrounds grandstands in Antigo.
Looking south while entering Langlade County on WIS 55.
Looking north at the welcome sign for Langlade County

City

Village

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns/neighborhoods

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 63.6% 6,478 31.9% 3,250 4.5% 458
2012 55.3% 5,816 43.5% 4,573 1.2% 130
2008 48.9% 5,081 49.8% 5,182 1.3% 139
2004 56.3% 6,235 42.9% 4,751 0.8% 88
2000 52.7% 5,125 43.2% 4,199 4.1% 397
1996 37.2% 3,206 47.2% 4,074 15.7% 1,351
1992 38.7% 3,890 36.2% 3,630 25.1% 2,522
1988 53.2% 4,884 46.3% 4,254 0.5% 48
1984 60.9% 5,830 38.4% 3,675 0.7% 67
1980 49.3% 4,866 45.6% 4,498 5.1% 507
1976 51.9% 4,630 46.3% 4,134 1.9% 166
1972 57.3% 4,368 39.5% 3,011 3.3% 250
1968 49.4% 3,712 40.8% 3,064 9.8% 732
1964 37.1% 2,994 62.8% 5,077 0.1% 10
1960 53.3% 4,614 46.5% 4,025 0.2% 16
1956 63.8% 5,004 35.8% 2,804 0.4% 33
1952 63.0% 5,841 36.4% 3,371 0.6% 57
1948 42.6% 3,441 53.8% 4,346 3.6% 294
1944 48.2% 4,036 51.5% 4,310 0.3% 23
1940 46.1% 4,523 52.9% 5,190 1.0% 101
1936 30.3% 2,635 67.2% 5,837 2.4% 212
1932 26.4% 2,340 71.6% 6,332 2.0% 177
1928 47.2% 3,715 51.8% 4,078 1.1% 86
1924 36.0% 2,572 13.0% 926 51.1% 3,651
1920 68.7% 4,059 27.4% 1,619 4.0% 235
1916 45.1% 1,538 51.5% 1,755 3.5% 118
1912 23.4% 710 45.7% 1,387 30.9% 937
1908 57.2% 1,921 39.9% 1,340 2.9% 97
1904 65.7% 2,105 31.8% 1,018 2.5% 80
1900 58.4% 1,596 39.5% 1,080 2.1% 58
1896 58.8% 1,457 38.6% 956 2.6% 65
1892 38.4% 844 58.6% 1,289 3.0% 65

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "State and County Maps of Wisconsin". 2015-03-19. Archived from the original on 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

Further reading

External links


LANGLADE COUNTY WISCONSIN Latitude and Longitude:

45°13′N 89°0′W / 45.217°N 89.000°W / 45.217; -89.000