Forest County, Wisconsin

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Forest County, Wisconsin
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Forest County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Forest County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1885
Seat Crandon
Largest city Crandon
Area
 • Total 1,046 sq mi (2,709 km2)
 • Land 1,014 sq mi (2,626 km2)
 • Water 32 sq mi (83 km2), 3.1%
Population
 • (2010) 9,304
 • Density 9.2/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.forest.wi.gov

Forest County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,304.[1] Its county seat is Crandon.[2]

The Forest County Potawatomi Community and the Sokaogon Chippewa Community have reservations in Forest County.

History

Forest County was created by the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1885 from portions of neighboring Langlade and Oconto counties.[3][4] The county was named for the forests contained within its limits.[5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,046 square miles (2,710 km2), of which 1,014 square miles (2,630 km2) is land and 32 square miles (83 km2) (3.1%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Airport

National protected area

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Forest County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,012
1900 1,396 37.9%
1910 6,782 385.8%
1920 9,850 45.2%
1930 11,118 12.9%
1940 11,805 6.2%
1950 9,437 −20.1%
1960 7,542 −20.1%
1970 7,691 2.0%
1980 9,044 17.6%
1990 8,776 −3.0%
2000 10,024 14.2%
2010 9,304 −7.2%
Est. 2016 9,064 [7] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790–1960[9] 1900–1990[10]
1990–2000[11] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 10,024 people, 4,043 households, and 2,769 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 8,322 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.86% White, 11.30% Native American, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.3% were of German, 11.4% Polish, 7.4% Irish and 5.4% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 1.4% Spanish and 1.0% Potawatomi as their first language.

Out of the 4,043 households, 29.20% have children under the age of 18, 54.00% have a married couple living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals living alone, and 13.20%, of individuals of 65 years of age or older living alone. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution in the county's population is as follows: 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.00 males.

Communities

Forest County sign on WIS 139

City

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Images

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61.3% 2,787 34.7% 1,579 3.9% 179
2012 46.7% 2,172 52.2% 2,425 1.1% 51
2008 41.9% 1,963 57.1% 2,673 1.0% 47
2004 50.6% 2,608 48.7% 2,509 0.7% 36
2000 51.0% 2,404 45.8% 2,158 3.3% 154
1996 29.4% 1,166 52.8% 2,092 17.8% 707
1992 31.9% 1,393 43.6% 1,904 24.5% 1,071
1988 46.0% 1,845 53.4% 2,142 0.6% 22
1984 50.5% 2,296 48.7% 2,214 0.8% 34
1980 44.3% 2,070 51.4% 2,402 4.3% 202
1976 37.8% 1,604 60.7% 2,574 1.4% 61
1972 49.8% 1,856 45.0% 1,678 5.2% 195
1968 40.1% 1,264 46.7% 1,470 13.2% 415
1964 30.1% 1,069 69.8% 2,479 0.1% 4
1960 47.0% 1,653 52.7% 1,851 0.3% 10
1956 57.0% 2,039 42.7% 1,527 0.3% 9
1952 52.5% 1,990 47.2% 1,791 0.3% 12
1948 35.1% 1,251 62.0% 2,208 2.9% 104
1944 36.2% 1,391 63.4% 2,436 0.3% 13
1940 36.0% 1,672 63.6% 2,951 0.3% 16
1936 29.4% 1,334 68.2% 3,092 2.4% 109
1932 22.5% 768 76.0% 2,595 1.5% 50
1928 52.8% 1,918 46.2% 1,677 1.0% 36
1924 40.7% 1,104 11.0% 299 48.2% 1,307
1920 75.1% 1,429 19.9% 379 4.9% 94
1916 52.2% 738 45.1% 637 2.8% 39
1912 38.4% 518 42.0% 567 19.6% 265
1908 71.7% 1,023 22.7% 324 5.6% 80
1904 82.5% 991 13.3% 160 4.2% 50
1900 76.8% 378 19.3% 95 3.9% 19
1896 68.0% 406 28.8% 172 3.2% 19
1892 47.4% 223 48.4% 228 4.2% 20

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Forest County, Wis., government website". Retrieved 2014-11-24. 
  4. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 128. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links

  • Forest County
  • Forest County tourism
  • Forest County Potawatomi

Coordinates: 45°40′N 88°47′W / 45.67°N 88.78°W / 45.67; -88.78

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