- Burnett County, Wisconsin
Infobox U.S. County
county = Burnett County
state = Wisconsin
map size = 300
Meenon, Wisconsin| area_total_sq_mi =880
area percentage = 6.69%
census yr = 2000
pop = 15674
web = BurnettCounty.com
Burnett County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 15,674. Its county seatis in the Town of Meenon with the majority of county governmental services located at the Burnett County Government Center.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 880
square miles (2,280 km²), of which, 822 square miles (2,128 km²) of it is land and 59 square miles (152 km²) of it (6.69%) is water.
*Douglas County – northeast
*Washburn County – east
*Barron County – southeast
*Polk County – south
Chisago County, Minnesota– southwest
Pine County, Minnesota– west
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway(part)
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/wi190090.txt WI Counties 1900-1990] As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,674 people, 6,613 households, and 4,503 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 12,582 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.25% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 4.45% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.9% were of German, 15.4% Swedish, 12.8% Norwegian and 6.3% Irish ancestry.
There were 6,613 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 28.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.
Villages and towns
Burnett County is one of only three Wisconsin counties that have no incorporated cities. It is the only Wisconsin county to have villages but no cities.
* Trade River
* USS "Burnett County" (LST-512)
* [http://www.burnettcounty.com/ Burnett County]
* [http://theforts.org.hosting.domaindirect.com Fort Folle Avoine Historical Park]
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