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Monroe County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Sparta
Largest city Sparta
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

908 sq mi (2,352 km²)
901 sq mi (2,333 km²)
8 sq mi (19 km²), 0.83%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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

Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 40,899. Its county seat is Sparta6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,352 km² (908 sq mi). 2,333 km² (901 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (8 sq mi) of it (0.83%) is water.

Public AirportsEdit

United States Army PostsEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Monroe County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Monroe County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 28,103
1910 28,881 2.8%
1920 28,666 −0.7%
1930 28,739 0.3%
1940 30,080 4.7%
1950 31,378 4.3%
1960 31,241 −0.4%
1970 31,610 1.2%
1980 35,074 11.0%
1990 36,633 4.4%
2000 40,899 11.6%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,899 people, 15,399 households, and 10,794 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (45/sq mi). There were 16,672 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.52% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.5% were of German, 13.4% Norwegian, 7.6% Irish, 6.3% American and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.9% spoke English, 3.1% German and 2.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 15,399 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.60 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Unincorporated communities Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°57′N 90°37′W / 43.95, -90.62

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