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Portage County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Portage County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1841 [1]
Seat Stevens Point
Largest city Stevens Point
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

823 sq mi (2,132 km²)
806 sq mi (2,088 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 2
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

70,019
83/sq mi (32/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.portage.wi.us

Portage County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2010, the population was 70,019, up from 67,182 in 2000. Its county seat is Stevens Point.[2] The United States Census Bureau's Stevens Point Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Portage County.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 823 square miles (2,131 km²), of which 806 square miles (2,088 km²) is land and 16 square miles (43 km²) (2.00%) is water.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

Natural Wildlife refugesEdit

DemographicsEdit

USA Portage County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Portage County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 1,250
1860 7,507 500.6%
1870 10,634 41.7%
1880 17,731 66.7%
1890 24,798 39.9%
1900 29,483 18.9%
1910 30,945 5.0%
1920 33,649 8.7%
1930 33,827 0.5%
1940 35,800 5.8%
1950 34,858 −2.6%
1960 36,964 6.0%
1970 47,541 28.6%
1980 57,420 20.8%
1990 61,405 6.9%
2000 67,182 9.4%
2010 70,019 4.2%
[3][4][5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 67,182 people, 25,040 households, and 16,501 families residing in the county. The population density was 83 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 26,589 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.73% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.8% were of Polish, 31.6% German, 5.4% Norwegian and 5.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 93.9% spoke English, 1.7% Spanish, 1.6% Polish and 1.3% Hmong as their first language.

There were 25,040 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 16.20% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

Cities, villages, and townsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost townsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Origins of Portage County
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ census.gov - WI Counties 1900-1990
  4. ^ City of Stevens Point Comprehensive Plan 2005 - Population and housing methodologies - Appendix D, p.2 - accessed 2012-03-12
  5. ^ Portage County Historical Society of Wisconsin - county time line, 1827 thru 1998 - accessed 2012-03-12
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

 
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Surrounding municipalities
(over 10,000)

Plover

(less than 10,000)

Hull* | Park Ridge | Stockton* | Plover* | Whiting

Portage County
*town village


Coordinates: 44°29′N 89°30′W / 44.48, -89.50


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