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Dunn County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Dunn County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded February 3, 1854, separated from Chippewa Co.[1][2]
Named for State Senator Charles Dunn
Seat Menomonie
Largest city Menomonie
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

864 sq mi (2,238 km²)
852 sq mi (2,207 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 1.38%
 - (2000)
 - Density

47/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Dunn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 39,858. Its county seat is Menomonie6. The United States Census Bureau's Menomonie Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Dunn County. The Menomonie mSA, together with the Eau Claire metropolitan area to the east, forms the Census Bureau's Eau Claire-Menomonie Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,238 km² (864 sq mi). 2,207 km² (852 sq mi) of it is land and 31 km² (12 sq mi) of it (1.38%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Dunn County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dunn County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 25,043
1910 25,260 0.9%
1920 26,970 6.8%
1930 27,037 0.2%
1940 27,375 1.3%
1950 27,341 −0.1%
1960 26,156 −4.3%
1970 29,154 11.5%
1980 34,314 17.7%
1990 35,909 4.6%
2000 39,858 11.0%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 39,858 people, 14,337 households, and 9,261 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/sq mi). There were 15,277 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.08% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.3% were of German, 22.6% Norwegian and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.7% spoke English, 1.6% Spanish and 1.5% Hmong as their first language.

There were 14,337 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% 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 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 19.80% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Dunn County-old farm

Old Farm House in Dunn County

Unincorporated villagesEdit


  1. ^ Taken from Wisconsin Blue Book 1991-1992 p. 731; cited there as from "Wisconsin Historical Records, Origin and Legislative History of County Boundaries in Wisconsin, 1942."
  2. ^ When Counties Originated from's Oconto County, Wisconsin webpage.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°57′N 91°54′W / 44.95, -91.90

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