Polk County, Wisconsin


Polk County, Wisconsin

Infobox U.S. County
county = Polk County
state = Wisconsin




map size = 300
founded = 1848
seat = Balsam Lake, Wisconsin | area_total_sq_mi =956
area_land_sq_mi =917
area_water_sq_mi =39
area percentage = 4.08%
census yr = 2000
pop = 41319
density =
web = www.co.polk.wi.us
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Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 41,319. Its county seat is Balsam LakeGR|6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 956 square miles (2,477 km²), of which, 917 square miles (2,376 km²) of it is land and 39 square miles (101 km²) of it (4.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Burnett County - north
*Barron County - east
*Dunn County - southeast
*St. Croix County - south
*Washington County, Minnesota - southwest
*Chisago County, Minnesota - west

National protected area

* Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (part)

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900= 17801
1910= 21367
1920= 26870
1930= 26567
1940= 26197
1950= 24944
1960= 24968
1970= 26666
1980= 32351
1990= 34773
2000= 41319
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/wi190090.txt WI Counties 1900-1990]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 41,319 people, 16,254 households, and 11,329 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 21,129 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.64% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.4% were of German, 18.6% Norwegian, 11.3% Swedish, 5.5% Irish and 5.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 16,254 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males.

Education

Cities, villages, and towns

Unincorporated communities

*Ubet

References

External links

* [http://www.co.polk.wi.us/ Polk County Website]
* [http://www.positivelypolkcounty.com/ Polk County Economic Development Corporation]
* [http://www.polkcountytourism.com/ Polk County Tourism]


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