Pierce County, Wisconsin

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

592 sq mi (1,532 km²)
576 sq mi (1,493 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 2.55%
 - (2010)
 - Density

71/sq mi (27/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2010, the population was 41,019. Its county seat is Ellsworth.[1] Pierce County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,530 km2), of which 576 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (2.55%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit


USA Pierce County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Pierce County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 23,943
1910 22,079 −7.8%
1920 21,663 −1.9%
1930 21,043 −2.9%
1940 21,471 2.0%
1950 21,448 −0.1%
1960 22,503 4.9%
1970 26,652 18.4%
1980 31,149 16.9%
1990 32,765 5.2%
2000 36,804 12.3%
2010 41,019 11.5%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 36,804 people, 13,015 households, and 9,032 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 13,493 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.01% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.0% were of German, 16.2% Norwegian, 7.1% Swedish and 7.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,015 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 17.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

Cities, villages, and townsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°43′N 92°25′W / 44.72, -92.42

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