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Price County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Price County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Seat Phillips
Largest city Park Falls
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,278 sq mi (3,311 km²)
1,253 sq mi (3,244 km²)
26 sq mi (67 km²), 2.02%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,822
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Founded March 3, 1879
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.price.wi.us

Price County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 15,822. Its county seat is Phillips[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,278 square miles (3,311 km²), of which, 1,253 square miles (3,244 km²) of it is land and 26 square miles (67 km²) of it (2.02%) is water.

History

Price County was created on March 3, 1879, when Wisconsin Governor William E. Smith signed legislation creating the county. William T. Price (1824–1886), for whom Price County was named, was President of Wisconsin Senate and an early logger in Price County; he later was elected to the U.S. Congress.[2] The county was formed from portions of Chippewa and Lincoln counties.

The first white settler in what is now Price County was Major Isaac Stone, who located on the Spirit River in 1860 to engage in lumbering.[3]

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Price County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 785
1890 5,258 569.8%
1900 9,106 73.2%
1910 13,795 51.5%
1920 18,517 34.2%
1930 17,284 −6.7%
1940 18,467 6.8%
1950 16,344 −11.5%
1960 14,370 −12.1%
1970 14,520 1.0%
1980 15,788 8.7%
1990 15,600 −1.2%
2000 15,822 1.4%
WI Counties 1900-1990, Wisconsin Blue Book, 1881, 1891

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 15,822 people, 6,564 households, and 4,417 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 9,574 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.4% were of German, 6.5% Norwegian, 5.9% Swedish, 5.4% Polish, 5.2% Irish and 5.0% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,564 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.00 males.

Cities, villages, and towns

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ William Thompson Price, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  3. ^ Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, A. Warner, 1891–1892, p. 353.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 45°41′N 90°22′W / 45.68°N 90.36°W / 45.68; -90.36


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Price County, Wisconsin
Map
File:Map of Wisconsin highlighting Price 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 Phillips
Largest City Park Falls
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.02%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15822
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.price.wi.us

Price County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 15,822. Its county seat is Phillips6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,311 km² (1,278 sq mi). 3,244 km² (1,253 sq mi) of it is land and 67 km² (26 sq mi) of it (2.02%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Price County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,822 people, 6,564 households, and 4,417 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 9,574 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.4% were of German, 6.5% Norwegian, 5.9% Swedish, 5.4% Polish, 5.2% Irish and 5.0% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,564 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.00 males.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 45°41′N 90°22′W / 45.68, -90.36

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