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Walworth County, Wisconsin
Walworth County Courthouse - panoramio.jpg
Walworth County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Walworth County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded1839
Named for Reuben H. Walworth [1]
Seat Elkhorn
Largest city Whitewater
Area
 • Total577 sq mi (1,494 km2)
 • Land555 sq mi (1,437 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (54 km2), 3.7%
Population
 • ( 2010)102,228
 • Density184/sq mi (71/km2)
Congressional districts 1st, 5th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.walworth.wi.us

Walworth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 102,228. [2] Its county seat is Elkhorn. [3] The county was created in 1836 from Wisconsin Territory and organized in 1839. [4] It is named for Reuben H. Walworth. [5]

Walworth County comprises the Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Milwaukee- Racine- Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area

Lake Geneva, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Alpine Valley Resort, and Music Theatre are located in Walworth County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 555 square miles (1,440 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (3.7%) is water. [6]

Transportation

Major highways

Airport

East Troy Municipal Airport ( FAA LID: 57C), serves the county and surrounding communities

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Walworth County
Historical population
Census Pop.
18402,611
185017,862584.1%
186026,49648.3%
187025,972−2.0%
188026,2491.1%
189027,8606.1%
190029,2595.0%
191029,6141.2%
192029,327−1.0%
193031,0585.9%
194033,1036.6%
195041,58425.6%
196052,36825.9%
197063,44421.2%
198071,50712.7%
199075,0004.9%
200093,75925.0%
2010102,2289.0%
Est. 2016102,959 [7]0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1790–1960 [9] 1900–1990 [10]
1990–2000 [11] 2010–2014 [2]

As of the census [12] of 2000, there were 93,759 people, 34,522 households, and 23,267 families residing in the county. The population density was 169 people per square mile (65/km²). There were 43,783 housing units at an average density of 79 per square mile (30/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.49% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.62% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 6.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,522 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 13.80% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

Communities

Walworth County sign

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Politics

Owing to its Yankee heritage, [13] which contrasts with the German-American or Scandinavian-American character of most of Wisconsin, Walworth County was initially a stronghold of the Free Soil Party. [14] It voted for Martin van Buren and John P. Hale in Wisconsin's first two presidential elections, [15] and its opposition to the spread of slavery meant it became rock-ribbed Republican in subsequent elections, [15] even resisting the appeal of Wisconsin native Robert La Follette when he carried the state in 1924. [16]

Growth of conservative suburbs and resort towns has meant Walworth – unlike most historically free-soil Yankee counties [16] – has failed to trend Democratic. [17] The only Democrat to carry the county has been Woodrow Wilson in 1912 with only 36 percent of the vote, and the best Democratic percentages have been by Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and Barack Obama in 2008, both of whom received around 48 percent and narrowly lost the county while sweeping every antebellum free state.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [18]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 56.2% 28,863 36.4% 18,710 7.4% 3,818
2012 55.5% 29,006 43.1% 22,552 1.4% 745
2008 50.5% 25,485 48.0% 24,177 1.5% 760
2004 59.4% 28,754 39.6% 19,177 1.1% 515
2000 56.8% 22,982 38.3% 15,492 4.9% 1,984
1996 45.8% 15,099 40.3% 13,283 13.9% 4,579
1992 42.7% 15,727 32.1% 11,825 25.1% 9,244
1988 59.5% 18,259 39.8% 12,203 0.7% 223
1984 67.1% 20,595 32.2% 9,877 0.8% 238
1980 56.9% 19,194 33.6% 11,344 9.5% 3,192
1976 57.8% 18,091 39.7% 12,418 2.6% 798
1972 66.1% 17,823 31.9% 8,598 2.0% 546
1968 61.9% 15,040 30.9% 7,505 7.3% 1,770
1964 50.9% 12,225 48.9% 11,746 0.2% 38
1960 67.2% 16,395 32.7% 7,986 0.1% 20
1956 76.6% 16,696 22.6% 4,922 0.8% 172
1952 75.6% 16,906 24.2% 5,417 0.2% 49
1948 65.1% 10,509 33.3% 5,377 1.6% 265
1944 65.3% 10,901 34.1% 5,696 0.5% 86
1940 67.6% 11,594 31.8% 5,449 0.7% 111
1936 52.7% 8,462 44.2% 7,093 3.2% 511
1932 52.9% 7,858 45.7% 6,790 1.4% 204
1928 69.4% 9,846 30.0% 4,253 0.7% 97
1924 57.2% 7,484 8.9% 1,162 33.9% 4,434
1920 80.7% 8,437 15.6% 1,631 3.7% 390
1916 59.7% 3,988 36.5% 2,440 3.8% 257
1912 35.9% 2,096 36.4% 2,125 27.7% 1,620
1908 62.2% 4,151 29.4% 1,960 8.4% 562
1904 73.4% 4,892 20.6% 1,370 6.0% 401
1900 71.4% 5,102 24.4% 1,742 4.2% 301
1896 70.4% 5,347 24.9% 1,894 4.7% 353
1892 58.5% 3,871 32.6% 2,153 8.9% 591

See also

References

  1. ^ "County Directory - Walworth County". Wisconsin Counties Association. Retrieved 2007-05-13.[ dead link]
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Winnebago Took Its Name from an Indian Tribe". The Post-Crescent. December 28, 1963. p. 14. Retrieved August 25, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  13. ^ Fowler, Robert Booth; Wisconsin Vites: An Electoral History, p. 14 ISBN  0299227448
  14. ^ Fowler, Robert Booth; Wisconsin Votes: An Electoral History, Volume 3, p. 11 ISBN  0299227405
  15. ^ a b Beckwith, Albert Clayton; History of Walworth County, Wisconsin pp. 98-99 Published 1912 by B.F. Bowen and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
  16. ^ a b See Phillips, Kevin P.; The Emerging Republican Majority, pp. 441-442 ISBN  978-0-691-16324-6
  17. ^ See McDade, Philip J.; ‘Congressional Restricting in Wisconsin’
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-08-14.

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WALWORTH COUNTY WISCONSIN Latitude and Longitude:

42°40′N 88°32′W / 42.67°N 88.54°W / 42.67; -88.54