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Florence County, Wisconsin

Florence County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Florence County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1882
Seat Florence
Largest town Florence
Area
 • Total 498 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Land 488 sq mi (1,264 km2)
 • Water 9.3 sq mi (24 km2), 1.9%
Population
 • (2010) 4,423
 • Density 9.1/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.florencewisconsinwww

Florence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,423,[1] making it the second-least populous county in Wisconsin. Its county seat is Florence.[2]

Florence County is part of the Iron Mountain, MI–WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • Major highways 2.2
    • National protected area 2.3
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Towns 4.1
    • Census-designated places 4.2
    • Unincorporated communities 4.3
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Florence County was founded in 1882. Florence County takes its name from the Florence Mining Company.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 498 square miles (1,290 km2), of which 488 square miles (1,260 km2) is land and 9.3 square miles (24 km2) (1.9%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Florence County

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 5,088 people, 2,133 households, and 1,441 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 4,239 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.17% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.6% were of German, 11.6% Swedish, 8.4% Polish, 8.2% Italian, 6.6% French, 5.9% English, 5.4% French Canadian and 5.2% Irish ancestry.

There were 2,133 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.50 males.

Communities

Fairgrounds
Florence County sign

Florence County is one of only two counties in Wisconsin with no incorporated communities, the other being Menominee County.

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Florence County website
  • Florence County WI Tourism & Economic Development

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