|Washington County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
436 sq mi (1,129 km²)
431 sq mi (1,116 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.16%
272/sq mi (105/km²)
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.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Fond du Lac County - northwest
- Sheboygan County - northeast
- Ozaukee County - east
- Milwaukee County - southeast
- Waukesha County - south
- Dodge County - west
|Source: U.S. Census|
As of the census 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
- Addison (town)
- Barton (town)
- Erin (town)
- Farmington (town)
- Germantown (town)
- Germantown (village)
- Hartford (town)
- Hartford (city) (partial)
- Jackson (town)
- Jackson (village)
- Kewaskum (town)
- Kewaskum (village) (partial)
- Newburg (village) (partial)
- Polk (town)
- Richfield (village)
- Slinger (village)
- Trenton (town)
- Wayne (town)
- West Bend (town)
- West Bend (city)
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
- Pleasant Hill
- Young America
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (July 2004). "The Population of Southeastern Wisconsin" (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Washington County, Wisconsin: Past and Present 1912
- History of Washington and Ozaukee Counties, Wisconsin 1881 (alternate version)
- Washington County Histories at the Wisconsin Historical Society
|Fond du Lac County||Sheboygan County|
|Dodge County||Ozaukee County|
Washington County, Wisconsin
|Waukesha County||Milwaukee County|
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