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Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Fond du Lac County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded December 7, 1836
Seat Fond du Lac
Largest city Fond du Lac
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

766 sq mi (1,983 km²)
648 sq mi (1,872 km²)
43 sq mi (111 km²), 5.60%
 - (2000)
 - Density

135/sq mi (52/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Fond du Lac County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 97,296. Its county seat is Fond du Lac.[1] The United States Census Bureau's Fond du Lac Metropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Fond du Lac County. The county name is French for "bottom (or foot) of the lake."[2][3]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,983.9 km2), of which 723 square miles (1,872.6 km2) is land and 43 square miles (111.4 km2) (5.60%) is water.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit


USA Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Fond du Lac County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 47,589
1910 51,610 8.4%
1920 56,119 8.7%
1930 59,883 6.7%
1940 62,353 4.1%
1950 67,829 8.8%
1960 75,085 10.7%
1970 84,567 12.6%
1980 88,964 5.2%
1990 90,083 1.3%
2000 97,296 8.0%
2010 101,633 4.5%
WI Counties 1900–1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 97,296 people, 36,931 households, and 25,482 families residing in the county. The population density was 135 people per square mile (52/km²). There were 39,271 housing units at an average density of 54 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.16% White, 0.90% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.7% were of German, 6.1% Irish and 5.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 2.1% Spanish and 1.3% German as their first language.

There were 36,931 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.


The Holyland region is located in northeastern Fond du Lac County.

Cities, villages, and townsEdit


Farming in western Fond du Lac County

Unincorporated communitiesEdit


Grandstands for the Fond du Lac County Fair

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Wisconsin History". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  3. ^ Clorissa Swingen (Spring 1988). "Fond du Lac: Links to our Past". Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Empire* | Friendship* | N. Fond du Lac | Taycheedah* | Fond du Lac*

Fond du Lac County
*town village

Coordinates: 43°46′N 88°29′W / 43.76, -88.49

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