Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
Fond du Lac County City/County Government Center.
Fond du Lac County City/County Government Center.
Official seal of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing Fond du Lac County
Map of Wisconsin showing Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 43°46′N 88°29′W / 43.76°N 88.49°W / 43.76; -88.49Coordinates: 43°46′N 88°29′W / 43.76°N 88.49°W / 43.76; -88.49
Incorporated1839[1]
Named forFrench term meaning 'farthest end of the lake'.[2]
County seatFond du Lac
Largest cityFond du Lac
Municipalities
33 (total)
  • 3 cities
  • 21 towns
  • 9 villages
Government
 • TypeCounty
 • BodyBoard of Supervisors
 • ExecutiveSam Kaufman
 • County Board25 supervisors
Area
 • Total1,980 km2 (766 sq mi)
 • Land1,900 km2 (720 sq mi)
 • Water120 km2 (46 sq mi)
 • Rank40th largest county in Wisconsin
Population
 • Total104,154
 • Rank16th largest county in Wisconsin
 • Density55.9/km2 (144.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (Central)
ZIP Code
54971, 53931, 53919, 53946, 53963, 54964, 54932, 54974, 53065, 53006, 54979, 54937, 54935, 53048, 53010, 53040, 53011, 53019, 53057, 53079, 53049, 53061, 53014
Area codes920
Congressional districts6th
InterstatesI-41.svg
U.S. HighwaysUS 41.svg US 45.svg US 151.svg
State RoutesWIS 23.svg WIS 26.svg WIS 44.svg WIS 49.svg WIS 67.svg WIS 175.svg
AirportsFond du Lac County Airport
WaterwaysFond du Lac River
Milwaukee River
Rock River
Sheboygan River
Lake Winnebago
Websitewww.fdlco.wi.gov

Fond du Lac County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 104,154.[4] Its county seat is Fond du Lac.[5] The county was created in the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and later organized in 1844.[6] Fond du Lac is French for "bottom of the lake", so given because of the county's location at the southern shore of Lake Winnebago.[7][8][9] Fond du Lac County comprises the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area.[10] The Holyland region is in northeastern Fond du Lac County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 720 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 46 square miles (120 km2) (6.0%) is water.[11]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Transportation

Major highways

Railroads

Buses

Airport

Fond du Lac County Airport (IATA: FLD, ICAO: KFLD, FAA LID: FLD) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Climate

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Source: [12]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840139
185014,51010,338.8%
186034,154135.4%
187046,27335.5%
188046,8591.3%
189044,088−5.9%
190047,5897.9%
191051,6108.4%
192056,1198.7%
193059,8836.7%
194062,3534.1%
195067,8298.8%
196075,08510.7%
197084,56712.6%
198088,9645.2%
199090,0831.3%
200097,2968.0%
2010101,6334.5%
2020104,1542.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
1790–1960[14] 1900–1990[15]
1990–2000[16] 2010–2020[4]

2020 census

As of the census of 2020,[3] the population was 104,154. The population density was 144.7 inhabitants per square mile (55.9/km2). There were 45,740 housing units at an average density of 63.6 per square mile (24.6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.0% White, 2.3% Black or African American, 1.2% Asian, 0.5% Native American, 3.0% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. Ethnically, the population was 6.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Fond du Lac County
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Fond du Lac County

2000 census

As of the census[17] of 2000, there were 97,296 people, 36,931 households, and 25,482 families residing in the county. The population density was 135 people per square mile (52/km2). There were 39,271 housing units at an average density of 54 per square mile (21/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.16% White, 0.90% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.7% were of German, 6.1% Irish and 5.3% American ancestry. 95.5% spoke English, 2.1% Spanish and 1.3% German as their first language.

There were 36,931 households, out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

In 2017, there were 1,066 births, giving a general fertility rate of 57.7 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 20th lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.[18] Additionally, there were 74 reported induced abortions performed on women of Fond du Lac County residence in 2017.[19]

Communities

Fond du Lac Lighthouse in Lakeside Park
Fond du Lac Lighthouse in Lakeside Park
Farming in western Fond du Lac County
Farming in western Fond du Lac County

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Grandstands for the Fond du Lac County Fair
Grandstands for the Fond du Lac County Fair

Ghost towns/neighborhoods

Public High Schools

Politics

Fond du Lac has been a historically Republican county, as the party was founded in the town of Ripon, located within the county. It has only voted Democratic in the national landslides of 1964, 1936, and 1932, as well as from 1872-1892.

United States presidential election results for Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 35,754 62.45% 20,588 35.96% 909 1.59%
2016 31,022 59.89% 17,387 33.57% 3,387 6.54%
2012 30,355 56.84% 22,379 41.91% 668 1.25%
2008 28,164 53.83% 23,463 44.84% 696 1.33%
2004 33,291 62.77% 19,216 36.23% 529 1.00%
2000 26,548 56.98% 18,181 39.02% 1,860 3.99%
1996 16,488 44.65% 15,542 42.08% 4,901 13.27%
1992 19,785 44.45% 13,757 30.91% 10,964 24.63%
1988 21,985 57.59% 15,887 41.62% 303 0.79%
1984 26,069 64.61% 13,983 34.66% 294 0.73%
1980 24,196 56.97% 15,293 36.01% 2,981 7.02%
1976 22,226 55.79% 16,571 41.59% 1,044 2.62%
1972 21,007 60.99% 12,050 34.99% 1,386 4.02%
1968 18,184 55.59% 12,563 38.41% 1,962 6.00%
1964 12,708 41.29% 18,040 58.61% 30 0.10%
1960 19,498 59.65% 13,132 40.17% 58 0.18%
1956 21,496 72.46% 7,940 26.76% 230 0.78%
1952 22,794 74.43% 7,724 25.22% 107 0.35%
1948 13,760 59.61% 8,904 38.57% 419 1.82%
1944 16,785 63.81% 9,378 35.65% 143 0.54%
1940 16,804 61.46% 10,323 37.76% 215 0.79%
1936 9,179 35.40% 14,821 57.16% 1,931 7.45%
1932 8,436 33.74% 16,143 64.56% 425 1.70%
1928 12,593 51.36% 11,719 47.80% 205 0.84%
1924 8,516 41.62% 2,222 10.86% 9,722 47.52%
1920 12,543 74.58% 3,409 20.27% 867 5.15%
1916 5,781 52.16% 5,021 45.30% 282 2.54%
1912 3,014 31.34% 4,838 50.31% 1,764 18.34%
1908 5,872 50.86% 5,194 44.99% 479 4.15%
1904 7,027 59.58% 4,417 37.45% 350 2.97%
1900 6,258 53.82% 5,140 44.20% 230 1.98%
1896 6,174 54.15% 4,933 43.27% 294 2.58%
1892 4,129 42.47% 5,254 54.04% 339 3.49%


See also

References

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  2. ^ "County History". Fond du lac County. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "2020 Decennial Census: Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
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  9. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 128.
  10. ^ "Metropolitan Statistical Areas of Wisconsin's 2014 Winter Report on Wisconsin Department of Revenue Division of Research & Policy" (PDF).
  11. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  15. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  16. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  17. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Section: Trend Information, 2013-2017, Table 18, pages 17-18
  20. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 11, 2020.

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