Wood County, Wisconsin

Wood County, Wisconsin
Wood County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Wood County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat Wisconsin Rapids
Largest city Marshfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

809 sq mi (2,095 km²)
793 sq mi (2,054 km²)
17 sq mi (44 km²), 2.06%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

75,555
95/sq mi (32/km²)
Website www.co.wood.wi.us

Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 75,555. Its county seat is Wisconsin Rapids.[1] The United States Census Bureau's Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Wood County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 809 square miles (2,100 km2), of which 793 square miles (2,050 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (2.06%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 10.svg U.S. Highway 10
  • WIS 13.svg Highway 13 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 34.svg Highway 34 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 54.svg Highway 54 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 73.svg Highway 73 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 80.svg Highway 80 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 97.svg Highway 97 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 173.svg Highway 173 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 186.svg Highway 186 (Wisconsin)

Adjacent counties

Natural wildlife refuges

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Wood County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 25,865
1910 30,583 18.2%
1920 34,643 13.3%
1930 37,865 9.3%
1940 44,465 17.4%
1950 50,500 13.6%
1960 59,105 17.0%
1970 65,362 10.6%
1980 72,799 11.4%
1990 73,605 1.1%
2000 75,555 2.6%
2010 74,749 −1.1%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 75,555 people, 30,135 households, and 20,491 families residing in the county. The population density was 95 people per square mile (37/km²). There were 31,691 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.43% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.8% were of German, 8.5% Polish, 6.2% Norwegian, 5.2% American and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 30,135 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

Cities, villages, and towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

County line sign along the Wisconsin River

Resources

Six foundation volumes that document and present the early history of Dane, Sauk, Wood, and Portage Counties. Titles include: Durrie, Daniel S. (Daniel Steele), 1819-1892 A History of Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin; Including the Four Lake Country (1874), A Standard History of Sauk County, Wisconsin: Volume I (1918), A Standard History of Sauk County, Wisconsin: Volume II (1918), Jones, George O. History of Wood County, Wisconsin (1923), Madison, Dane County and Surrounding Towns; Being a History and Guide to Places of Scenic Beauty and Historical Note ...(1877), and Rosholt, Malcolm Leviatt, 1907- Our County, our Story; Portage County, Wisconsin (1959).

A digital collection of books, pamphlets and photographs from Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County and central Wisconsin. Titles include: 100 years of pictorial & descriptive history of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin by T. A. [Theodore Asa] Taylor (1939); History of Wood County, Wisconsin compiled by George O. Jones (1923); Grand Rapids : descriptive of Grand Rapids, Wood County, and the Wisconsin River by A. Decker (1907); Along the Wisconsin River : descriptive of the Wisconsin River Valley, its resources, industries and opportunities by A. Decker (1907); Art work of the Wisconsin River Valley (1901); Central Wisconsin's railroads : past and future by Ray Specht (1981); and Wood County place names by Robert S. Rudolph.

Coordinates: 44°27′N 90°02′W / 44.45°N 90.04°W / 44.45; -90.04


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