Grant County, Wisconsin

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Grant County, Wisconsin
GrantCountyWisconsinCourtHouse.jpg
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded1836
SeatLancaster
Largest cityPlatteville
Area
 • Total1,183 sq mi (3,064 km2)
 • Land1,147 sq mi (2,971 km2)
 • Water37 sq mi (96 km2), 3.1%
Population
 • (2010)51,208
 • Density45/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.co.grant.wi.gov
 
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Grant County, Wisconsin
GrantCountyWisconsinCourtHouse.jpg
Grant County Courthouse, Armand D. Koch, architect, 1902
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded1836
SeatLancaster
Largest cityPlatteville
Area
 • Total1,183 sq mi (3,064 km2)
 • Land1,147 sq mi (2,971 km2)
 • Water37 sq mi (96 km2), 3.1%
Population
 • (2010)51,208
 • Density45/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district3rd
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 the 2010 census, the population was 51,208.[1] Its county seat is Lancaster.[2]

Grant County comprises the Platteville, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is in the tri-state area of 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.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,183 square miles (3,060 km2), of which 1,147 square miles (2,970 km2) is land and 37 square miles (96 km2) (3.1%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Grant County.
Historical population
CensusPop.
18403,926
185016,169311.8%
186031,18992.9%
187037,97921.8%
188037,852−0.3%
189036,651−3.2%
190038,8816.1%
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%
Est. 201251,087−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[8] 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.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF), a Wisconsin Department of Corrections prison for men, is located in Boscobel in Grant County.[9][10]


Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  9. ^ "Boscobel city, Wisconsin." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  10. ^ "Wisconsin Secure Program Facility." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  11. ^ "Willard H. Burney (1857-1943)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  12. ^ "B. W. Countryman (b. 1867)". Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Jim Fagan, Snowshoes, Saloons, and Salvation: The Life And Times Of a 19th Century Colorado Pioneer Preacher, December 20, 2004". snowshoemag.com. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ "William Garner Waddel". Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 

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