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Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Old-Ozaukee-Courthouse Jul-09.jpg
Ozaukee County Courthouse in July 2009
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Ozaukee 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 Port Washington
Largest city Mequon
Area
 • Land235 sq mi (609 km2)
Population
 • ( 2010)86,395
 • Density371/sq mi (143/km2)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.ozaukee.wi.us

Ozaukee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 86,395. [1] Its county seat is Port Washington. [2]

Ozaukee County is included in the Milwaukee- Waukesha- West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the 2000 Census, Ozaukee County had the 2nd lowest poverty rate of any county in the United States, at 2.6%. In terms of per capita income, it is the 25th wealthiest county in the country. Bolstered by low crime rates and school districts with high graduation rates, Forbes magazine ranked Ozaukee County #2 on its list of "America's Best Places To Raise A Family" in June, 2008. [3]

History

Ozaukee County was once part of neighboring Washington County to the west. Its name comes from the Ojibwe name for the Sacs. [4] The word probably means "people living at the mouth of a river." [4]

Geography

Ozaukee County is the smallest land area county in the State of Wisconsin, covering 235 square miles of land area. [5]

Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve is a large bluffland and wetland county protected area on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Ozaukee County
Historical population
Census Pop.
186015,682
187015,564−0.8%
188015,461−0.7%
189014,943−3.4%
190016,3639.5%
191017,1234.6%
192016,335−4.6%
193017,3946.5%
194018,9859.1%
195023,36123.0%
196038,44164.6%
197054,42141.6%
198066,98123.1%
199072,8318.7%
200082,31713.0%
201086,3955.0%
Est. 201688,314 [6]2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790–1960 [8] 1900–1990 [9]
1990–2000 [10] 2010–2014 [1]
Lake Michigan shoreline, near Port Washington

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 82,317 people, 30,857 households, and 23,019 families residing in the county. The population density was 355 people per square mile (137/km²). There were 32,034 housing units at an average density of 138 per square mile (53/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.72% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.2% were of German, 7.3% Irish and 6.7% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.1% spoke English, 1.6% Spanish and 1.4% German as their first language.

There were 30,857 households out of which 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.60% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $62,745, and the median income for a family was $72,547 (these figures had risen to $73,197 and $88,231 respectively as of a 2007 estimate [12]). Males had a median income of $50,044 versus $30,476 for females. The per capita income for the county was $31,947. About 1.7% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Ozaukee County has a harbor in Port Washington on Lake Michigan, though not in the lakeside communities of Mequon or Grafton due to high bluffs along the lakeshore.

The Ozaukee County Interurban Trail is a multimodal trail for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles. It runs through Grafton and connects to Sheboygan County and Brown Deer Trails via the old Milwaukee-Sheboygan Passenger Rail line.

Public transit is provided by a commuter express bus (Route 143) to Milwaukee with stops in Port Washington, Saukville, Grafton, and Mequon. The bus operates Monday through Fridays excluding holidays, and is run jointly by Milwaukee and Ozaukee County. The county offers a daily shared taxi, with connections to Washington County Transit and Milwaukee County Routes 12, 49 and 42u.

Politics

Lyndon Johnson was the last Democrat to carry the county in a presidential election, in 1964.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 55.8% 30,464 37.0% 20,170 7.2% 3,926
2012 64.6% 36,077 34.3% 19,159 1.0% 581
2008 60.3% 32,172 38.6% 20,579 1.2% 614
2004 65.8% 34,904 33.4% 17,714 0.8% 414
2000 65.2% 31,155 31.5% 15,030 3.3% 1,566
1996 56.7% 22,078 34.1% 13,269 9.3% 3,614
1992 53.2% 22,805 27.7% 11,879 19.2% 8,226
1988 63.9% 22,899 35.4% 12,661 0.7% 252
1984 68.5% 23,898 30.9% 10,765 0.7% 233
1980 61.0% 21,371 30.8% 10,779 8.2% 2,883
1976 62.2% 19,817 35.4% 11,271 2.5% 789
1972 61.9% 15,759 33.4% 8,503 4.7% 1,204
1968 58.1% 12,155 34.6% 7,246 7.3% 1,518
1964 47.4% 8,581 52.5% 9,517 0.1% 25
1960 58.9% 10,401 40.9% 7,228 0.2% 28
1956 69.6% 9,808 29.4% 4,139 1.0% 139
1952 67.0% 8,665 32.8% 4,241 0.3% 33
1948 52.9% 4,866 45.2% 4,159 2.0% 183
1944 60.7% 5,655 38.4% 3,579 1.0% 89
1940 56.3% 4,913 42.0% 3,662 1.7% 148
1936 22.5% 1,785 70.7% 5,594 6.8% 539
1932 16.5% 1,182 80.6% 5,770 2.9% 208
1928 37.2% 2,338 61.4% 3,864 1.4% 90
1924 20.7% 1,015 12.1% 592 67.2% 3,293
1920 75.6% 3,523 17.9% 835 6.5% 302
1916 49.4% 1,610 48.4% 1,577 2.2% 71
1912 25.2% 749 63.3% 1,878 11.5% 341
1908 38.5% 1,216 58.7% 1,856 2.8% 88
1904 47.5% 1,492 47.8% 1,501 4.7% 147
1900 38.4% 1,280 59.8% 1,992 1.8% 60
1896 42.8% 1,535 54.3% 1,947 2.9% 105
1892 23.3% 652 74.7% 2,094 2.0% 57

Communities

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "America's Best Places To Raise A Family". Forbes. 2008-06-30.
  4. ^ a b "Ozaukee County". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Overview of Ozaukee County | Ozaukee County, WI - Official Website". www.co.ozaukee.wi.us. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  12. ^ "Ozaukee County, Wisconsin - Fact Sheet - American FactFinder". Factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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OZAUKEE COUNTY WISCONSIN Latitude and Longitude:

43°23′55″N 87°53′37″W / 43.398475°N 87.893572°W / 43.398475; -87.893572