Dunn County
Dunn County Government Center, Menomonie
Dunn County Government Center, Menomonie
Official seal of Dunn County
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Dunn County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°57′N 91°54′W / 44.95°N 91.9°W / 44.95; -91.9
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1857
Named forCharles Dunn
SeatMenomonie
Largest cityMenomonie
Area
 • Total864 sq mi (2,240 km2)
 • Land850 sq mi (2,200 km2)
 • Water14 sq mi (40 km2)  1.6%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total43,857
 • Estimate 
(2020)
45,452
 • Density51/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.co.dunn.wi.us

Dunn County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,857.[1] Its county seat is Menomonie.[2] Dunn County comprises the Menomonie Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Eau Claire-Menomonie, WI Combined Statistical Area.

History

Dunn county was founded in 1854 from Chippewa County and organized in 1857.[3][4][5] It is named for Charles Dunn, the territory's first chief justice.[6]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 850 square miles (2,200 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (1.6%) is water.[7]

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18602,704
18709,488250.9%
188016,81777.2%
189022,66434.8%
190025,04310.5%
191025,2600.9%
192026,9706.8%
193027,0370.2%
194027,3751.3%
195027,341−0.1%
196026,156−4.3%
197029,15411.5%
198034,31417.7%
199035,9094.6%
200039,85811.0%
201043,85710.0%
2020 (est.)45,452[8]3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790–1960[10] 1900–1990[11]
1990–2000[12] 2010–2020[1]
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dunn County
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dunn County

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 39,858 people, 14,337 households, and 9,261 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km2). There were 15,277 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.08% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.3% were of German, 22.6% Norwegian and 5.1% Irish ancestry. 95.7% spoke English, 1.6% Spanish and 1.5% Hmong as their first language.

There were 14,337 households, out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.30% under the age of 18, 19.80% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

In 2017, there were 443 births, giving a general fertility rate of 47.7 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the fourth lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.[14]

Communities

Old farmhouse in Dunn County
Old farmhouse in Dunn County
Dunn County, WI, countryside, west of Menomonie
Dunn County, WI, countryside, west of Menomonie

City

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Main article: List of unincorporated communities in Dunn County, Wisconsin

Ghost towns/neighborhoods

Politics

United States presidential election results for Dunn County, Wisconsin[15][16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 13,173 56.00% 9,897 42.07% 454 1.93%
2016 11,486 51.96% 9,034 40.87% 1,586 7.17%
2012 10,224 46.49% 11,316 51.46% 452 2.06%
2008 9,566 41.61% 13,002 56.56% 421 1.83%
2004 10,879 46.95% 12,039 51.95% 254 1.10%
2000 8,911 46.10% 9,172 47.45% 1,247 6.45%
1996 4,917 31.90% 7,536 48.89% 2,962 19.22%
1992 5,283 29.00% 7,965 43.72% 4,970 27.28%
1988 7,273 43.83% 9,205 55.47% 116 0.70%
1984 8,473 51.80% 7,712 47.15% 173 1.06%
1980 7,428 43.47% 7,743 45.31% 1,917 11.22%
1976 6,751 44.99% 7,882 52.53% 371 2.47%
1972 6,660 53.04% 5,681 45.25% 215 1.71%
1968 5,415 51.44% 4,392 41.73% 719 6.83%
1964 3,964 37.90% 6,475 61.91% 19 0.18%
1960 6,723 59.82% 4,487 39.92% 29 0.26%
1956 6,401 60.36% 4,189 39.50% 14 0.13%
1952 7,475 67.38% 3,593 32.39% 26 0.23%
1948 4,319 46.03% 4,894 52.16% 169 1.80%
1944 5,980 60.37% 3,853 38.90% 72 0.73%
1940 6,968 59.87% 4,545 39.05% 126 1.08%
1936 4,570 41.64% 5,619 51.20% 786 7.16%
1932 3,898 42.80% 4,936 54.19% 274 3.01%
1928 7,096 76.51% 2,045 22.05% 133 1.43%
1924 3,177 40.13% 284 3.59% 4,455 56.28%
1920 5,596 87.85% 491 7.71% 283 4.44%
1916 2,556 60.04% 1,447 33.99% 254 5.97%
1912 1,403 37.45% 833 22.24% 1,510 40.31%
1908 3,297 74.39% 914 20.62% 221 4.99%
1904 3,303 81.25% 546 13.43% 216 5.31%
1900 3,046 70.79% 1,110 25.80% 147 3.42%
1896 3,370 67.94% 1,418 28.59% 172 3.47%
1892 2,169 50.93% 1,257 29.51% 833 19.56%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book 1991-1992, p. 731; cited there as from "Wisconsin Historical Records, Origin and Legislative History of County Boundaries in Wisconsin, 1942."
  4. ^ When Counties Originated from rootsweb.com's Oconto County, Wisconsin webpage Archived March 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 110.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "County Population Totals: 2010-2020". Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  14. ^ "Annual Wisconsin Birth and Infant Mortality Report, 2017 P-01161-19 (June 2019): Detailed Tables". Archived from the original on June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 1,174 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 235 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 94 votes, and Independent candidate Arthur Reimer received 7 votes.

Coordinates: 44°57′N 91°54′W / 44.95°N 91.90°W / 44.95; -91.90