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

436 sq mi (1,129 km²)
431 sq mi (1,116 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.16%
 - (2000)
 - Density

272/sq mi (105/km²)

Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 117,493. Its county seat is West Bend.[1]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,129 km²), of which 431 square miles (1,116 km²) is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) (1.16%) is water.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Washington County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Washington County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 19,485
1860 23,622 21.2%
1870 23,919 1.3%
1880 23,442 −2.0%
1890 22,751 −2.9%
1900 23,589 3.7%
1910 23,784 0.8%
1920 25,713 8.1%
1930 26,551 3.3%
1940 28,430 7.1%
1950 33,902 19.2%
1960 46,119 36.0%
1970 63,839 38.4%
1980 84,848 32.9%
1990 95,328 12.4%
2000 117,493 23.3%
2010 131,887 12.3%
Source: U.S. Census[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 117,493 people, 43,842 households, and 32,749 families residing in the county. The population density was 273 people per square mile (105/km²). There were 45,808 housing units at an average density of 106 per square mile (41/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 59.9% were of German, 6.3% Polish and 5.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 2.0% German and 1.7% Spanish as their first language.

There were 43,842 households out of which 36.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 20.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% 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 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.

Cities, villages, and towns Edit


Washington County courthouse

Politics Edit

Washington county is widely considered a republican stronghold, and in the 2008 presidential election gave John Mccain his largest percentage margin in all of Wisconsin. The whole county is covered by Republican Jim Sensenbrenners 5th congressional district.

Unincorporated communities Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (July 2004). "The Population of Southeastern Wisconsin" (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-04-09. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit


Coordinates: 43°22′N 88°14′W / 43.37, -88.23

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