Pepin County, Wisconsin

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Pepin County, Wisconsin
Seal of Pepin County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Pepin County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 25, 1858
Named forPierre and Jean Pepin du Chardonnets
SeatDurand
Largest cityDurand
Area
 • Total249 sq mi (645 km2)
 • Land232 sq mi (601 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (44 km2), 6.7%
Population
 • (2010)7,469
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.co.pepin.wi.us
 
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Pepin County, Wisconsin
Seal of Pepin County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Pepin County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 25, 1858
Named forPierre and Jean Pepin du Chardonnets
SeatDurand
Largest cityDurand
Area
 • Total249 sq mi (645 km2)
 • Land232 sq mi (601 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (44 km2), 6.7%
Population
 • (2010)7,469
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.co.pepin.wi.us

Pepin County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,469.[1] Its county seat is Durand.[2]

Pepin County was the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

History[edit]

Pepin County was formed in 1858 from portions of Dunn County. It was named after the French conquistadors Pierre and Jean Pepin du Chardonnets.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 249 square miles (640 km2), of which 232 square miles (600 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (6.7%) is water.[3] It is the smallest county in Wisconsin by area.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Pepin County
Historical population
CensusPop.
18602,392
18704,65994.8%
18806,22633.6%
18906,93211.3%
19007,90514.0%
19107,577−4.1%
19207,481−1.3%
19307,450−0.4%
19407,8976.0%
19507,462−5.5%
19607,332−1.7%
19707,319−0.2%
19807,4772.2%
19907,107−4.9%
20007,2131.5%
20107,4693.5%
Est. 20127,390−1.1%
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 7,213 people, 2,759 households, and 1,934 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 3,036 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.90% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.6% were of German, 13.5% Norwegian, 9.9% Austrian and 6.8% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.2% spoke English and 3.4% German as their first language.

There were 2,759 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

Government and politics[edit]

County Board of Supervisors[edit]

Pepin County has a 12-member board of supervisors.[9]

District #LocationBoard Member
*District 1Town of AlbanyJim Dawson
*District 2Town of Lima (part)Ronald Weiss
*District 3Town of Durand (part), Town of Lima (part)James K. Kraft
*District 4City of Durand (part)Peter Adler (Chair)
*District 5City of Durand (part)Gerald M. Bauer
*District 6City of Durand (part)Betty J. Bergmark
*District 7Town of Durand (part), Town of WaubeekBill Ingram
*District 8Town of Waterville (part)Sean Scallon
*District 9Town of Frankfort, Town of Waterville (part)Dwight Jelle
*District 10Town of Pepin (part), Village of Pepin (part)Bruce Peterson
*District 11Village of Pepin (part)Kim A. Seipel
*District 12Town of Pepin (part), Town of Stockholm,

Village of Stockholm

Steven L. Anderson

Presidential elections[edit]

The last time Pepin County voted for the Republican candidate was in 1972, when voters backed President Nixon (R) over George McGovern (D).[citation needed]

Presidential elections results[10]
YearRepublicanDemocratic
201248.50% 1,79450.72% 1,876
200842.85% 1,61655.74% 2,102
200445.57% 1,85353.64% 2,181
200044.51% 1,63150.60% 1,854
199632.60% 1,00751.31% 1,585
199228.05% 1,09846.84% 1,673
198840.36% 1,31158.68% 1,906
198448.56% 1,55550.87% 1,629
198044.40% 1,54148.20% 1,673
197639.35% 1,31258.64% 1,955
197249.26% 1,45847.60% 1,409
196849.98% 1,49342.28% 1,263
196433.11% 1,06966.71% 2,154
196047.76% 1,61252.24% 1,763
195665.51% 1,96434.49% 1,040
195272.14% 2,34827.53% 896
194848.23% 1,33349.96% 1,381
194464.28% 1,90234.78% 1,029
194064.51% 2,27233.90% 1,194
193642.54% 1,46651.80% 1,785
193236.86% 1,15261.79% 1,931
192855.88% 1,2269.39% 206

Communities[edit]

Cities, villages, and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 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 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  9. ^ Pepin County Board of Supervisors Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  10. ^ Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections Retrieved 2011-04-15.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°36′N 92°00′W / 44.60°N 92.00°W / 44.60; -92.00