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

909 sq mi (2,355 km²)
893 sq mi (2,312 km²)
17 sq mi (44 km²), 1.85%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40,664
46/sq mi (18/km²)
Founded information needed
Named for Ojibwa term meaning "southern" or Menominee Chief Sawanoh
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.shawano.wi.us

Shawano County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 40,664. Its county seat is Shawano[1].

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History

Its name is from a modified Ojibwa term meaning "southern";[2][3] A Menominee Chief named Sawanoh led a band that lived in the area.[4] Many citizens of Shawano believe the lake, county, and city (Town of Shawanaw founded 1853 and changed to Shawano in 1856), were named after Chief Sawanoh, despite a historical marker placed in 1958 near the lake along Highway 22 which claims the lake was named because it was the southern boundary of Chippewa territory. No documented proof has been provided to date, to establish either case as preeminent and so both may be correct depending on the oral history of the people you talk to. There are various historical recordings of the spelling of Shawano including: Sawanoh, Shawanaw, Sharuno, Shabin, Savannah, Savanah... which show the influence of French, German, and English translation (v's, w's, and b's, sounding very similar and thus being recorded incorrectly at times). The disparity probably comes from a human tendency to miss subtle differences in the articulation of words/names, especially from languages other than our native tongues. This disparity in translation is also evident in the Mahican/Mahikan/Maikens tribe vs. Mohegan/Mohecan/Morhican tribe vs Mohicans (from the fictional story by James Fenimore Cooper: "The Last of the Mohicans").

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community, (Mahican), is located in Shawano County in the towns of Bartelme, and Red Springs.

Geography

Shawano County Fairgrounds

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 909 square miles (2,355 km²), of which, 893 square miles (2,312 km²) of it is land and 17 square miles (44 km²) of it (1.85%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Shawano County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 27,475
1910 31,884 16.0%
1920 33,975 6.6%
1930 33,516 −1.4%
1940 35,378 5.6%
1950 35,249 −0.4%
1960 34,351 −2.5%
1970 32,650 −5.0%
1980 35,928 10.0%
1990 37,157 3.4%
2000 40,664 9.4%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 40,664 people, 15,815 households, and 11,149 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 18,317 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.61% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 6.26% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.9% were of German and 8.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 15,815 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.

Cities, villages, and towns

Courthouse
Image of Shawano Lake, taken from the east shore in Cecil looking west.
A farm in rural Shawano County
Fairgrounds sign
Welcome sign

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. ^ Shawano county [origin of place name]
  3. ^ Shawano's Modern History Began in 1844 with Logging and Later Farming]
  4. ^ http://www.shawanocommerce.com/history.html
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 44°47′N 88°46′W / 44.79°N 88.76°W / 44.79; -88.76


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Shawano County, Wisconsin
Map
File:Map of Wisconsin highlighting Shawano 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 Shawano
Largest City Shawano
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.85%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40664
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.shawano.wi.us
Named for: Ojibwa term meaning "southern" or Menominee Chief Sawanoh

Shawano County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 40,664. Its county seat is Shawano6.

Contents

History

Its name is from a modified Ojibwa term meaning "southern" [1][2]; A Menominee Chief named Sawanoh [3]led a band that lived in the area. Many citizens of Shawano believe the lake, county, and city (Town of Shawanaw founded 1853 and changed to Shawano in 1856), were named after Chief Sawanoh, despite a historical marker placed in 1958 near the lake along Highway 22 which claims the lake was named because it was the southern boundary of Chippewa territory. No documented proof has been provided to date, to establish either case as preemminent and so both may be correct depending on the oral history of the people you talk to. There are various historical recordings of the spelling of Shawano including: Sawanoh, Shawanaw, Sharuno, Shabin, Savannah, Savanah... which show the influence of French, German, and English translation (v's, w's, and b's, sounding very similar and thus being recorded incorrectly at times). The disparity probably comes from a human tendency to miss subtle differences in the articulation of words/names, especially from languages other than our native tongues. This disparity in translation is also evident in the Mahican/Mahikan/Maikens tribe vs. Mohegan/Mohecan/Morhican tribe vs Mohicans (from the fictional story by James Fenimore Cooper: "The Last of the Mohicans"). [4] [5]

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community, (Mahican), is located in Shawano County in the towns of Bartelme, and Red Springs.

Geography

Shawano County Fairgrounds

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,355 km² (909 sq mi). 2,312 km² (893 sq mi) of it is land and 44 km² (17 sq mi) of it (1.85%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Shawano County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,664 people, 15,815 households, and 11,149 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/sq mi). There were 18,317 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.61% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 6.26% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,815 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.

Cities and towns

File:ShawanoLakeWisconsin.jpeg
Image of Shawano Lake, taken from the east shore in Cecil looking west.
Farming is common in rural Shawano County

External links

Coordinates: 44°47′N 88°46′W / 44.79, -88.76

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