Waushara County, Wisconsin

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Waushara County
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Waushara County courthouse
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Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
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Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°07′N89°14′W / 44.11°N 89.24°W / 44.11; -89.24
Country United States
State Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin
Founded1852
Seat Wautoma
Largest city Berlin
Area
  Total637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
  Land626 sq mi (1,620 km2)
  Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  1.8%%
Population
  Estimate 
(2018)
24,263
  Density39/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 6th
Website www.co.waushara.wi.us

Waushara County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,496. [1] Its county seat is Wautoma. [2]

County (United States) Subdivision used by most states in the United States of America

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Wisconsin U.S. state in the United States

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.

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Waushara County is located in central Wisconsin, about 80 miles (130 km) north of Madison.

Madison, Wisconsin Capital of Wisconsin

Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2018, Madison's estimated population of 258,054 made it the second-largest city in Wisconsin by population, after Milwaukee, and the 81st-largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the Madison Metropolitan Area which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties for a population of 654,230.

History

Waushara County was established by an act of the Wisconsin Legislature on February 15, 1851. It originally consisted of a single organized Town of Waushara. In 1852 the county achieved full organization. [3] The county seat was first located at Sacramento and was relocated to Wautoma in 1854 after a bitter fight between proponents of the two places. The name is of Native American origin and is believed to mean "good land". [4]

Wisconsin Legislature State legislature of the U.S. state of Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The Legislature is a bicameral body composed of the upper house Wisconsin State Senate and the lower Wisconsin State Assembly, both of which have had Republican majorities since January 2011. With both houses combined, the legislature has 132 members representing an equal number of constituent districts. The Legislature convenes at the state capitol in Madison.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,650 km2), of which 626 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.8%) is water. [5]

Major highways

Interstate 39 (I-39) is a highway in the Midwestern United States. I-39 runs from Normal, Illinois at I-55 to Wisconsin Highway 29 (WIS 29) in Rib Mountain, Wisconsin, approximately six miles (9.7 km) southwest of Wausau. I-39 was designed to replace U.S. Route 51 (US 51), which in the early 1980s was one of the busiest two-lane highways in the United States. I-39 was built in the 1980s and 1990s.

Airports

Wautoma Municipal Airport airport in Wautoma, Wisconsin

Wautoma Municipal Airport, is a city owned public use airport located 2 miles (3 km) southwest of the central business district of Wautoma, Wisconsin, a city in Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a local general aviation facility. The airport is home to EAA chapter 1331.

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A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, or weather station, and is used for manned air traffic control facilities in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1860 8,770
1870 11,27928.6%
1880 12,68712.5%
1890 13,5076.5%
1900 15,97218.2%
1910 18,88618.2%
1920 16,712−11.5%
1930 14,427−13.7%
1940 14,268−1.1%
1950 13,920−2.4%
1960 13,497−3.0%
1970 14,7959.6%
1980 18,52625.2%
1990 19,3854.6%
2000 23,15419.4%
2010 24,4965.8%
Est. 201824,263 [6] −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790–1960 [8] 1900–1990 [9]
1990–2000 [10] 2010–2018 [1]
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Waushara County USA Waushara County, Wisconsin age pyramid.svg
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Waushara County

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 23,154 people, 9,336 households, and 6,581 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 13,667 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.80% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.5% were of German, 9.1% Polish, 5.9% Irish, 5.7% American and 5.6% English ancestry. 94.5% spoke English, 3.4% Spanish and 1.4% German as their first language.

There were 9,336 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

In 2017, there were 222 births, giving a general fertility rate of 67.3 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 22nd highest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. Of these, 19 of the births occurred at home. [12] Additionally, there were 10 reported induced abortions performed on women of Waushara County residence in 2017. [13]

Communities

Waushara County Historical Museum Waushara County Wisconsin Historical Museum.jpg
Waushara County Historical Museum

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 63.5%7,66731.4% 3,7915.1% 616
2012 54.5%6,56244.3% 5,3351.3% 151
2008 48.7% 5,77049.5%5,8681.8% 211
2004 56.3%6,88842.9% 5,2570.8% 101
2000 54.4%5,57141.4% 4,2394.3% 438
1996 40.5% 3,57343.3%3,82416.2% 1,433
1992 39.2%4,04532.9% 3,40227.9% 2,882
1988 57.9%4,95341.3% 3,5350.8% 65
1984 66.8%5,76932.2% 2,7821.0% 86
1980 61.4%5,57632.9% 2,9875.7% 514
1976 54.9%4,44943.0% 3,4852.0% 164
1972 66.3%4,46631.1% 2,0942.7% 179
1968 65.4%4,18725.8% 1,6528.9% 568
1964 53.4%3,43746.6% 3,004
1960 72.2%4,90627.8% 1,8880.1% 5
1956 77.0%4,71722.6% 1,3870.4% 23
1952 81.1%5,44718.5% 1,2420.4% 24
1948 69.6%3,59427.7% 1,4302.7% 140
1944 75.5%4,67524.0% 1,4850.5% 29
1940 72.9%4,87226.1% 1,7471.0% 66
1936 51.4%3,30241.1% 2,6367.5% 483
1932 44.3% 2,54153.6%3,0732.2% 124
1928 75.4%4,06823.4% 1,2601.2% 66
1924 35.4% 1,6025.5% 24959.1%2,671
1920 85.2%4,1769.8% 4825.0% 245
1916 67.3%2,34529.1% 1,0153.6% 124
1912 44.4%1,34325.5% 77230.0% 908
1908 79.7%2,82014.3% 5075.9% 210
1904 87.3%3,1409.0% 3253.6% 130
1900 82.0%2,99014.4% 5253.6% 130
1896 84.4%3,21012.0% 4563.7% 139
1892 68.5%2,09125.7% 7865.8% 177

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Coordinates: 44°07′N89°14′W / 44.11°N 89.24°W / 44.11; -89.24