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Juneau County, Wisconsin

Juneau County, Wisconsin
Juneau County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Juneau County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Seat Mauston
Largest city Mauston
Area
 • Total 804 sq mi (2,082 km2)
 • Land 767 sq mi (1,987 km2)
 • Water 37 sq mi (96 km2), 4.6%
Population
 • (2010) 26,664
 • Density 35/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional districts 3rd, 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .gov.wi.juneau.cowww

Juneau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,664.[1] Its county seat is Mauston.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
    • National protected area 2.3
    • United States Military Posts 2.4
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Juneau County was established in 1857 when the State of Wisconsin passed legislation separating lands west of the Wisconsin River from what was then Adams County.[3] After a contest with neighboring New Lisbon, the county seat was established in Maugh's Town, which is known today as Mauston. The county was named after Solomon Juneau, a founder of Milwaukee.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 804 square miles (2,080 km2), of which 767 square miles (1,990 km2) is land and 37 square miles (96 km2) (4.6%) is water.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

United States Military Posts

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Juneau County

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 24,316 people, 9,696 households, and 6,699 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 12,370 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.61% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.2% were of German, 9.9% Irish, 8.8% Norwegian, 6.5% Polish and 5.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,696 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% 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 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

Communities

10 sided barn south of Mauston
Welcome sign on WIS 173

Cities

Villages

Towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Wisconsin Acts. 1856. Ch. 130 Approved 13 October 1856. Went into effect 1 January 1857.
  4. ^ Juneau County - Home Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Juneau County government website
  • Juneau County Economic Development website
  • Juneau County Health and Demographic Data
  • Juneau County Area Discussion Board
  • Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Juneau County Documentary produced by Wisconsin Public Television

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