Marquette County
Marquette County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marquette 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°23′W / 43.82°N 89.39°W / 43.82; -89.39
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1848
SeatMontello
Largest cityMontello
Area
 • Total464 sq mi (1,200 km2)
 • Land456 sq mi (1,180 km2)
 • Water8.7 sq mi (23 km2)  1.9%%
Population
 • Total15,592
 • Density34.2/sq mi (13.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.co.marquette.wi.us

Marquette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 15,592.[1] Its county seat is Montello.[2] The county was created in 1836 from the Wisconsin Territory and organized in 1848.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 464 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 456 square miles (1,180 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.9%) is water.[4] The Mecan River, Buffalo Lake, and Puckaway Lake lie within Marquette County. The highest altitude in the county is a rocky area known as Mt. Shaw.

Major highways

Railroads

Buses

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
184018
18508,64147,905.6%
18608,233−4.7%
18708,056−2.1%
18808,90810.6%
18909,6768.6%
190010,5098.6%
191010,7412.2%
192010,443−2.8%
19309,388−10.1%
19409,097−3.1%
19508,839−2.8%
19608,516−3.7%
19708,8654.1%
198011,67231.7%
199012,3215.6%
200015,83228.5%
201015,404−2.7%
202015,5921.2%
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 15,592. The population density was 34.2 inhabitants per square mile (13.2/km2). There were 9,758 housing units at an average density of 21.4 per square mile (8.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.2% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Black or African American, 1.1% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Ethnically, the population was 3.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marquette County.
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marquette County.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 15,832 people, 5,986 households, and 4,166 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (13/km2). There were 8,664 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.44% Black or African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.7% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 6.9% Polish, 6.1% English, 5.6% Norwegian and 5.1% American ancestry. 94.8% spoke English, 2.8% Spanish and 1.1% German as their first language.

There were 5,986 households, out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 21.10% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 118.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.70 males.

In 2017, there were 133 births, giving a general fertility rate of 65.1 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 29th highest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. Of these, 11 of the births occurred at home.[11] Additionally, there were 17 reported induced abortions performed on women of Marquette County residence in 2017, a figure higher than the records for the preceding four years.[12]

Communities

Farming in rural Marquette County
Farming in rural Marquette County
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Welcome sign

City

Villages

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Politics

United States presidential election results for Marquette County, Wisconsin[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 5,719 63.09% 3,239 35.73% 107 1.18%
2016 4,709 59.68% 2,808 35.58% 374 4.74%
2012 3,992 49.25% 4,014 49.52% 99 1.22%
2008 3,654 46.57% 4,068 51.85% 124 1.58%
2004 4,604 54.31% 3,785 44.65% 88 1.04%
2000 3,522 48.96% 3,437 47.78% 235 3.27%
1996 2,208 36.08% 2,859 46.72% 1,052 17.19%
1992 2,322 34.55% 2,533 37.69% 1,865 27.75%
1988 3,059 54.95% 2,463 44.24% 45 0.81%
1984 3,406 61.79% 2,032 36.87% 74 1.34%
1980 3,166 54.78% 2,180 37.72% 433 7.49%
1976 2,607 50.05% 2,516 48.30% 86 1.65%
1972 2,682 62.61% 1,537 35.88% 65 1.52%
1968 2,374 61.15% 1,228 31.63% 280 7.21%
1964 1,881 49.29% 1,927 50.50% 8 0.21%
1960 2,947 70.12% 1,249 29.72% 7 0.17%
1956 2,796 73.87% 975 25.76% 14 0.37%
1952 3,379 80.11% 835 19.80% 4 0.09%
1948 2,033 64.21% 1,095 34.59% 38 1.20%
1944 2,853 73.47% 1,016 26.17% 14 0.36%
1940 3,086 71.57% 1,195 27.71% 31 0.72%
1936 1,957 49.96% 1,812 46.26% 148 3.78%
1932 1,365 34.80% 2,504 63.84% 53 1.35%
1928 2,554 65.44% 1,313 33.64% 36 0.92%
1924 1,109 31.19% 587 16.51% 1,860 52.31%
1920 2,436 76.22% 687 21.50% 73 2.28%
1916 1,377 58.75% 923 39.38% 44 1.88%
1912 881 39.42% 923 41.30% 431 19.28%
1908 1,555 64.42% 798 33.06% 61 2.53%
1904 1,604 65.47% 752 30.69% 94 3.84%
1900 1,560 63.08% 866 35.02% 47 1.90%
1896 1,476 62.84% 827 35.21% 46 1.96%
1892 877 41.10% 1,198 56.14% 59 2.76%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "2020 Decennial Census: Marquette County, Wisconsin". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 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 23, 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. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 11, 2020.

Further reading

Coordinates: 43°49′N 89°23′W / 43.82°N 89.39°W / 43.82; -89.39