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

848 sq mi (2,197 km²)
838 sq mi (2,169 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.27%
 - (2000)
 - Density

66/sq mi (25/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Sauk County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 55,225. Its county seat and largest city is Baraboo.[1] Sauk County is included in the Baraboo Micropolitan Statistical Area and in the Madison Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 848 square miles (2,200 km2), of which 838 square miles (2,170 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.27%) is water. Pewits Nest is located in Sauk County. Sauk Point is the county's highest point. The summit is nestled in the Baraboo bluffs and stands to 1,593 above sea level.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


USA Sauk County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sauk County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 33,006
1910 32,869 −0.4%
1920 32,548 −1.0%
1930 32,030 −1.6%
1940 33,700 5.2%
1950 38,120 13.1%
1960 36,179 −5.1%
1970 39,057 8.0%
1980 43,469 11.3%
1990 46,975 8.1%
2000 55,225 17.6%
2010 61,976 12.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 55,225 people, 21,644 households, and 14,869 families residing in the county. The population density was 66 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 24,297 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.37% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.7% were of German, 8.5% Irish, 6.5% Norwegian, 6.2% American and 5.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 1.9% Spanish and 1.4% German as their first language. There were 21,644 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.



Farming in Sauk County near Reedsburg


Typical Sauk County countryside


Fairgrounds in Baraboo

Three cities, fourteen villages, and twenty-two towns are located in Sauk County.[3]




Census-designated placeEdit

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. 
  3. ^ "List of Municipalities by Alpha Order," Wisconsin Department of Administration[1]

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°26′N 89°56′W / 43.43, -89.94

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