Grant County, Wisconsin

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Grant County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Foundedinformation needed
SeatLancaster
Largest cityPlatteville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,183 sq mi (3,065 km²)
1,148 sq mi (2,973 km²)
35 sq mi (92 km²), 3.1%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

49,597
43/sq mi (17/km²)
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.co.grant.wi.gov/
 
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Grant County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Foundedinformation needed
SeatLancaster
Largest cityPlatteville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,183 sq mi (3,065 km²)
1,148 sq mi (2,973 km²)
35 sq mi (92 km²), 3.1%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

49,597
43/sq mi (17/km²)
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.co.grant.wi.gov/

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 49,597. Its county seat is Lancaster.[1] Estimates for 2008 show a population of 49,238.[2] Grant County also is in the tri-state area with Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and is crossed by travelers commuting to Madison from a number of eastern Iowan cities, and by residents of northern Illinois traveling to the Twin Cities or La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,183 square miles (3,064.0 km2), of which 1,148 square miles (2,973.3 km2) is land and 35 square miles (90.6 km2) (3.1%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Grant County.
Historical populations
CensusPop.
190038,881
191039,0070.3%
192039,0440.1%
193038,469−1.5%
194040,6395.6%
195041,4602.0%
196044,4197.1%
197048,3989.0%
198051,7366.9%
199049,264−4.8%
200049,5970.7%
201051,2083.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 49,597 people, 18,465 households, and 12,390 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 19,940 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.23% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.0% were of German, 9.2% English, 8.8% Irish, 6.6% American and 6.4% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 18,465 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 14.60% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.

Cities, villages, and towns

Grant County Courthouse, Armand D. Koch, architect, 1902

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Government and infrastructure

The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF), a Wisconsin Department of Corrections prison for men, is located in Boscobel in Grant County.[4][5]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/CO-EST2008-07.html 2008 US Census County Population Estimates for Wisconsin
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Boscobel city, Wisconsin." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  5. ^ "Wisconsin Secure Program Facility." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  6. ^ "Willard H. Burney (1857-1943)". The Political Graveyard. http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WI/woodmen.html. Retrieved October 6, 2012.

External links

Coordinates: 42°52′N 90°43′W / 42.86°N 90.71°W / 42.86; -90.71