Monroe County, Wisconsin Article

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Monroe County, Wisconsin
CourtHouseMonroeCountyWI.jpg
Monroe County Courthouse in Sparta
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Monroe County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded1854
Named for James Monroe [1]
Seat Sparta
Largest citySparta
Area
 • Total908 sq mi (2,352 km2)
 • Land901 sq mi (2,334 km2)
 • Water7.4 sq mi (19 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • ( 2010)44,673
 • Density50/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional districts 3rd, 7th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.monroe.wi.us

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]

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.
Historical population
Census Pop.
18608,410
187016,55096.8%
188021,60730.6%
189023,2117.4%
190028,10321.1%
191028,8812.8%
192028,666−0.7%
193028,7390.3%
194030,0804.7%
195031,3784.3%
196031,241−0.4%
197031,6101.2%
198035,07411.0%
199036,6334.4%
200040,89911.6%
201044,6739.2%
Est. 201645,623 [5]2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790–1960 [7] 1900–1990 [8]
1990–2000 [9] 2010–2014 [2]

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

Airports

Communities

Monroe County sign on Interstate 90

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 57.7% 11,356 35.8% 7,052 6.6% 1,291
2012 49.7% 9,675 48.8% 9,515 1.5% 295
2008 45.3% 8,666 53.3% 10,198 1.5% 288
2004 53.1% 10,375 45.9% 8,973 1.1% 206
2000 50.3% 8,217 45.7% 7,460 4.0% 658
1996 36.3% 5,299 47.4% 6,924 16.3% 2,377
1992 36.4% 6,118 38.2% 6,427 25.4% 4,260
1988 52.1% 7,073 47.4% 6,437 0.6% 75
1984 59.3% 8,227 40.1% 5,567 0.7% 90
1980 51.9% 8,136 41.6% 6,521 6.5% 1,027
1976 51.9% 7,242 46.3% 6,465 1.9% 261
1972 66.7% 7,625 31.8% 3,640 1.5% 171
1968 57.7% 6,938 33.4% 4,012 8.9% 1,065
1964 44.5% 5,126 55.4% 6,385 0.1% 13
1960 58.9% 7,410 41.0% 5,161 0.1% 16
1956 63.2% 7,460 36.5% 4,311 0.3% 40
1952 70.0% 8,744 29.8% 3,717 0.3% 34
1948 51.0% 5,347 47.4% 4,970 1.7% 173
1944 64.1% 7,277 35.3% 4,013 0.6% 64
1940 62.5% 8,042 36.3% 4,673 1.2% 148
1936 39.1% 4,695 54.1% 6,491 6.9% 822
1932 30.4% 3,022 67.9% 6,757 1.8% 175
1928 60.8% 5,936 38.0% 3,709 1.2% 114
1924 26.7% 2,661 4.3% 428 69.0% 6,876
1920 83.3% 6,784 12.0% 977 4.7% 384
1916 57.6% 3,013 38.1% 1,991 4.4% 229
1912 38.1% 1,841 43.2% 2,084 18.7% 903
1908 58.1% 3,304 37.9% 2,155 4.0% 227
1904 66.8% 3,892 30.0% 1,749 3.2% 188
1900 60.3% 3,709 36.5% 2,247 3.2% 194
1896 59.5% 3,683 38.1% 2,361 2.4% 150
1892 47.1% 2,530 45.8% 2,458 7.1% 379

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. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. 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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-08-14.

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MONROE COUNTY WISCONSIN Latitude and Longitude:

43°57′N 90°37′W / 43.95°N 90.62°W / 43.95; -90.62