Green Lake County
Old Green Lake County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Green Lake County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 43°49′N 89°02′W / 43.81°N 89.04°W / 43.81; -89.04
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1858
Named forGreen Lake
SeatGreen Lake
Largest cityBerlin
Area
 • Total380 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Land349 sq mi (900 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2)  8.1%%
Population
 • Total19,018
 • Density54.4/sq mi (21.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.co.green-lake.wi.us

Green Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 19,018.[1] Its county seat is Green Lake.[2] In 2020, the center of population of Wisconsin was located in Green Lake County, near the city of Markesan.[3]

Geography

Government Center
Government Center

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 380 square miles (980 km2), of which 349 square miles (900 km2) are land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (8.1%) are covered by water.[4] It is the third-smallest county in Wisconsin by total area.

Major highways

Railroads

Buses

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
186012,663
187013,1954.2%
188014,4839.8%
189015,1634.7%
190015,7974.2%
191015,491−1.9%
192014,875−4.0%
193013,913−6.5%
194014,0921.3%
195014,7494.7%
196015,4184.5%
197016,8789.5%
198018,3708.8%
199018,6511.5%
200019,1052.4%
201019,051−0.3%
202019,018−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790–1960[6] 1900–1990[7]
1990–2000[8] 2010[9] 2020[1]

2020 census

As of the census of 2020,[1] the population was 19,018. The population density was 54.4 inhabitants per square mile (21.0/km2). There were 10,671 housing units at an average density of 30.5 per square mile (11.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.0% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Ethnically, the population was 5.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Green Lake County.
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Green Lake County.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 19,105 people, 7,703 households, and 5,322 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km2). There were 9,831 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.81% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 51.8% were of German, 10.6% Polish, 5.8% Irish and 5.8% American ancestry. 94.2% spoke English, 3.0% Spanish and 1.8% German as their first language.

There were 7,703 households, out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.20% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

Birth statistics

In 2017, there were 380 births, giving a general fertility rate of 61.6 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 32nd lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. Of these, 77 of the births occurred at home, the fourth highest for Wisconsin counties.[11] Additionally, there were 11 reported induced abortions performed on women of Green Lake County residence in 2017.[12]

Religious membership

In 2010, the largest religious groups by number of adherents were Catholic at 5,290 adherents, Wisconsin Synod Lutheran at 2,498 adherents, Missouri Synod Lutheran at 1,173 adherents, ELCA Lutheran at 964 adherents, and Amish at 812 adherents.[13]

Communities

Welcome sign for Green Lake County on WIS 44
Welcome sign for Green Lake County on WIS 44

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Politics

United States presidential election results for Green Lake County, Wisconsin[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 7,168 67.17% 3,344 31.34% 159 1.49%
2016 6,216 66.02% 2,693 28.60% 507 5.38%
2012 5,782 59.76% 3,793 39.20% 100 1.03%
2008 5,393 56.55% 4,000 41.95% 143 1.50%
2004 6,472 63.59% 3,605 35.42% 101 0.99%
2000 5,451 59.86% 3,301 36.25% 355 3.90%
1996 3,565 45.23% 3,152 39.99% 1,165 14.78%
1992 3,897 40.85% 2,772 29.06% 2,871 30.09%
1988 5,205 62.72% 3,033 36.55% 61 0.74%
1984 6,198 71.11% 2,441 28.01% 77 0.88%
1980 5,868 63.42% 2,851 30.81% 533 5.76%
1976 5,020 58.41% 3,411 39.69% 164 1.91%
1972 5,046 67.67% 2,174 29.15% 237 3.18%
1968 4,893 63.69% 2,299 29.92% 491 6.39%
1964 3,871 49.83% 3,893 50.12% 4 0.05%
1960 5,110 64.74% 2,776 35.17% 7 0.09%
1956 5,441 76.49% 1,643 23.10% 29 0.41%
1952 6,117 79.27% 1,590 20.60% 10 0.13%
1948 3,939 68.76% 1,722 30.06% 68 1.19%
1944 4,571 67.38% 2,190 32.28% 23 0.34%
1940 4,919 67.25% 2,357 32.23% 38 0.52%
1936 2,926 42.55% 3,840 55.84% 111 1.61%
1932 2,179 32.61% 4,446 66.53% 58 0.87%
1928 3,038 53.15% 2,622 45.87% 56 0.98%
1924 1,988 37.45% 1,090 20.53% 2,231 42.02%
1920 3,467 75.53% 890 19.39% 233 5.08%
1916 1,647 53.47% 1,352 43.90% 81 2.63%
1912 1,269 42.53% 1,407 47.15% 308 10.32%
1908 2,094 55.15% 1,608 42.35% 95 2.50%
1904 2,181 60.92% 1,269 35.45% 130 3.63%
1900 2,081 56.41% 1,522 41.26% 86 2.33%
1896 2,103 55.69% 1,568 41.53% 105 2.78%
1892 1,430 42.60% 1,810 53.92% 117 3.49%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "2020 Decennial Census: Green Lake County, Wisconsin". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Centers of Population by State, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "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 20, 2019.
  12. ^ 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
  13. ^ thearda.com County Membership Report for Green Lake County, 2010 data
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 11, 2020.

Further reading

Coordinates: 43°49′N 89°02′W / 43.81°N 89.04°W / 43.81; -89.04