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Douglas County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Seat Superior
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,480 sq mi (3,833 km²)
1,309 sq mi (3,391 km²)
171 sq mi (442 km²), 11.54%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

43,287
33.07/sq mi (12.77/km²)
Founded information needed
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.douglascountywi.org

Douglas County is a county located at the north-west corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 43,287. Its county seat is Superior[1].

A portion of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation is in the county.

Contents

History

Douglas County, named after Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, was established on February 8, 1854, from the larger La Pointe County, Wisconsin, and the City of Superior was immediately selected as the county seat.[2]

In Wisconsin's 1952 U.S. Senate primary, Douglas County was one of two counties (out of 71 in the state at the time) that Sen. Joe McCarthy did not carry. [3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,480 square miles (3,833 km²), of which, 1,309 square miles (3,391 km²) of it is land and 171 square miles (442 km²) of it (11.54%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Douglas County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 36,335
1910 47,422 30.5%
1920 49,771 5.0%
1930 46,583 −6.4%
1940 47,119 1.2%
1950 46,715 −0.9%
1960 45,008 −3.7%
1970 44,657 −0.8%
1980 44,421 −0.5%
1990 41,758 −6.0%
2000 43,287 3.7%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 43,287 people, 17,808 households, and 11,272 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 20,356 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.35% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 1.82% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.8% had German, 13.5% Norwegian, 11.5% Swedish, 8.5% Irish, 8.2% Finnish, 6.8% Polish and 5.1% United States or American ancestry. 96.7% spoke English and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 17,808 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.10% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.70% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

Cities, villages, and towns

Douglas County Courthouse in Superior

Unincorporated communities

Notes

External links

Coordinates: 46°27′N 91°55′W / 46.45°N 91.91°W / 46.45; -91.91


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Douglas County, Wisconsin
Map
File:Map of Wisconsin highlighting Douglas County.png
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Superior
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 11.54%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

43287
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.douglascountywi.org/

Douglas County is a county located at the north-west corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 43,287. Its county seat is Superior6.

A portion of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation is in the county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,833 km² (1,480 sq mi). 3,391 km² (1,309 sq mi) of it is land and 442 km² (171 sq mi) of it (11.54%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Douglas County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 43,287 people, 17,808 households, and 11,272 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/sq mi). There were 20,356 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.35% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 1.82% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.8% had German, 13.5% Norwegian, 11.5% Swedish, 8.5% Irish, 8.2% Finnish, 6.8% Polish and 5.1% United States or American ancestry.

There were 17,808 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.10% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.70% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

Cities and towns

External links

 
Flag of Minnesota
Twin Ports, Minnesota-Wisconsin
Flag of Wisconsin
Core cities
Duluth° (MN) · Superior° (WI)
Surrounding municipalities
(over 10,000)
Cloquet° (MN) 11,463
(under 10,000)
Carlton° (MN) · Hermantown° (MN) · Oliver (WI) · Parkland* (WI) · Proctor° (MN) · Scanlon° (MN) · Superior (WI) · Superior* (WI)
Counties
Carlton (MN) · Douglas (WI) · St. Louis (MN)
*town village °city §CDP

Coordinates: 46°27′N 91°55′W / 46.45, -91.91

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