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Marquette County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marquette County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded March 9, 1843,
Seat Montello
Largest city Montello
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

464 sq mi (1,203 km²)
455 sq mi (1,180 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.92%
 - (2000)
 - Density

35/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Marquette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 15,832. Its county seat is Montello6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,203 km² (464 sq mi). 1,180 km² (455 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it (1.92%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Marquette County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marquette County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 10,509
1910 10,741 2.2%
1920 10,443 −2.8%
1930 9,388 −10.1%
1940 9,097 −3.1%
1950 8,839 −2.8%
1960 8,516 −3.7%
1970 8,865 4.1%
1980 11,672 31.7%
1990 12,321 5.6%
2000 15,832 28.5%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,832 people, 5,986 households, and 4,166 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (35/sq mi). There were 8,664 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.44% Black or African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.7% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 6.9% Polish, 6.1% English, 5.6% Norwegian and 5.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.8% spoke English, 2.8% Spanish and 1.1% German as their first language.

There were 5,986 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 118.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.70 males.

Cities and towns Edit


Marquette County Courthouse


Farming in rural Marquette County

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°49′N 89°23′W / 43.82, -89.39

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