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Taylor County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Medford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

984 sq mi (2,549 km²)
975 sq mi (2,525 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 0.98%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19,680
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Website www.co.taylor.wi.us

Taylor County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 19,680. Its county seat is Medford6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,550 km² (984 sq mi). 2,525 km² (975 sq mi) of it is land and 25 km² (10 sq mi) of it (0.98%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

USA Taylor County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Taylor County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 11,262
1910 13,641 21.1%
1920 18,045 32.3%
1930 17,685 −2.0%
1940 20,105 13.7%
1950 18,456 −8.2%
1960 17,843 −3.3%
1970 16,958 −5.0%
1980 18,817 11.0%
1990 18,901 0.4%
2000 19,680 4.1%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,680 people, 7,529 households, and 5,345 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 8,595 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.71% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.2% spoke English, 1.7% German and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 7,529 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.40 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Population characteristicsEdit

Taylor County has experienced moderate population growth over the past 50 years. Overall there was a decrease between 1950 and 1970, but since 1970 the county has seen moderate but steady growth, gaining 2,722 people.

Area 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Numeric Change 1950-2000 Jan 1, 2006 Estimate
T. Aurora 564 563 466 461 473 386 -178 375
T. Browning 630 630 644 702 740 850 220 889
T. Chelsea 603 566 554 677 731 719 116 754
T. Cleveland 458 358 250 286 235 262 -196 272
T. Deer Creek 780 810 764 747 738 733 -47 750
T. Ford 334 306 248 274 254 276 -58 271
T. Goodrich 460 414 373 408 454 487 27 497
T. Greenwood 758 653 635 705 634 642 -116 672
T. Grover 266 232 210 229 214 233 -33 239
T. Hammel 516 526 509 562 633 735 219 749
T. Holway 834 859 837 903 779 854 20 879
T. Jump River 448 391 355 365 330 311 -137 317
T. Little Black 1216 1182 1133 1169 1195 1148 -68 1187
T. McKinley 570 491 461 416 403 418 -152 440
T. Maplehurst 462 405 348 345 300 359 -103 364
T. Medford 1661 1622 1546 1834 1962 2216 555 2253
T. Molitor 200 168 199 212 183 263 63 269
T. Pershing 418 358 295 276 217 180 -238 181
T. Rib Lake 769 657 615 682 746 768 -1 775
T.Roosevelt 678 602 518 491 429 444 -234 446
T. Taft 499 418 355 347 367 361 -138 380
T. Westboro 783 720 631 706 663 660 -123 699
V. Gilman 402 379 328 436 412 474 72 460
V. Lublin 161 160 143 142 129 110 -51 100
V. Rib Lake 853 794 782 945 887 878 25 878
V. Stetsonville 334 319 305 487 511 563 229 563
C. Medford 2799 3260 3454 4010 4282 4350 1551 4260
Taylor County 18456 17843 16958 18817 18901 19680 1224 19917

Population Projections (2010-2030)Edit

Area 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030
T. Aurora 352 337 321 304 N/A
T. Browning 930 974 1016 1055 N/A
T. Chelsea 737 751 763 771 776
T. Cleveland 280 291 301 309 N/A
T. Deer Creek 738 745 749 752 N/A
T. Ford 294 305 315 324 N/A
T. Goodrich 502 513 521 529 N/A
T. Greenwood 649 655 660 663 N/A
T. Grover 251 262 271 280 N/A
T. Hammel 794 827 858 887 N/A
T. Holway 868 880 889 896 N/A
T. Jump River 291 282 272 262 N/A
T. Little Black 1142 1145 1145 1142 N/A
T. McKinley 431 440 447 454 N/A
T. Maplehurst 366 371 375 379 N/A
T. Medford 2362 2447 2525 2596 N/A
T. Molitor 271 277 283 286 288
T. Pershing 163 155 147 132 N/A
T. Rib Lake 784 796 806 813 N/A
T. Roosevelt 436 433 430 426 N/A
T. Taft 366 370 373 375 N/A
T. Westboro 666 672 677 680 N/A
V. Gilman 498 513 526 538 N/A
V. Lublin 100 95 90 85 N/A
V. Rib Lake 861 857 851 842 N/A
V. Stetsonville 575 584 592 597 N/A
C. Medford 4280 4262 4238 4200 N/A
Taylor County 19987 20239 20441 20584 20637
Wisconsin 5751470 5931386 6110878 6274867 6415923

Source: Demographics Services Center, Wisconsin Department of Administration NA- Not Available (DSC only prepares population projections for WI municipalities to 2025) Chelsea and Molitor estimates prepared by NWRPC

TransportationEdit

The road system is perhaps the most important aspect of Taylor County's transportaion system, as it is the primary means of transporting people and goods in and through the county, linking it to surrounding areas and comminities.

The State of Wisconsin has juristiction over 120 miles of state highway in Taylor County including STH 13, 64, 73, 97, and 102. These highways serve as the backbone in serving local transportaion needs. STH 13 runs north-south through the eastern half of the county and STH 73 is the major north-south highway in the western half of the county. STH 64 is the major highway running east-west through taylor county. Through a contractual agreement with the State of Wisconsin, the Taylor County Highway Department is responsible for maintenance of state highways and right-of-ways.

A network of 250 miles of county highwatys serves Taylor County's rural areas. County truck highways serve as major traffic collectors from rural areas and distribute traffic to highter volume STH roads. Major east-west highways include A, D, M, and O. Major morth-south routes include C, E, and H. These and other county highways play an important role in linking the area's agricultural resources to the county's retail and commercial nodes.

Town roads are an important component of the countywide transportaion system and seve local development, farming, forestry, and recreation areas. Towns in Taylor County are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their indiviual town roads.

There is one designated Rustic Road in Taylor County. Dedicated in 1975, Rustic Road No. 1, a five-mile long gravel road between STH 102 and CTH D near Rib Lake was the first Rustic Road in Wisconsin. A historical marker along-side the road commemorates the designation. This road crosses through scenic hills and valleys vreated be glaciers nearly 12,000 years ago.

While ther has not been any state highway bypasses constructed in Taylor County, the potectial for a highway bypass within the City of Medford has been mentioned. Concern about traffic congestion and continued land use development along STH 13 is driving the informal discussion about a future bypass.

Air Transportation

The primary airport (public) within the county is the Taylor County Airtport. Six other private landing strips are known to exist throughout the county. Located in the Town of Deer Creek, approcimately three miles southeast of the City of Medford in T.30N-R.2E Section 7, the Taylor county Airport is the only public airport in Taylor County. It has a 4,100 foot paved and lighted runway with a NDB non-precision approach. Future plans have the runway expanding to 4,400 feet. Services provided include: Jet A fuel, 100 low-lead AV gas, 24-hour fuel service, car rental, taxi service, large ramp/tie down area, flight instruction, and computerized weather briefing/flight planning service. Operating hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM or by special arrangement. The addition of an east/west 5,001 ft paved and lighted runway and an automated weather observation system (AWOS) was completed in 1996. All runways are paved and in excellent condition.

Location Airport Name Status Location
Roosevelt Baldez Field Private T .30N-R.3W Sec.2
Goodrich Charlie's Field Private T.31N-R.3E Sec. 19
Aurora East Gilman Field Private T.31N-R.3W Sec. 18
Browning Lee's Flight Park Private T.31N-R.2E Sec 2
Medford Memorial Hospital of Taylor Co. Heliport Private T.31N-R.1E Sec. 28
Deer Creek Taylor County Airport Public T.30N-R.2E Sec. 7
Goodrich John's Field Private T.31N-R.3E Sec. 24

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°13′N 90°30′W / 45.21, -90.50

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