Burnett County, Wisconsin facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
|• Total||880 sq mi (2,300 km2)|
|• Land||822 sq mi (2,130 km2)|
|• Water||58 sq mi (150 km2) 6.6%%|
|• Density||19/sq mi (7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Burnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,457. Its county seat is Meenon with the majority of county governmental services located at the Burnett County Government Center. The county was created in 1856 and organized in 1865.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 880 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 872 square miles (2,260 km2) is land and 58 square miles (150 km2) (6.6%) is water. Saginaw Lake is located in the county, south of the Namekagon River.
- Douglas County – northeast
- Washburn County – east
- Barron County – southeast
- Polk County – south
- Chisago County, Minnesota – southwest
- Pine County, Minnesota – west
- Highway 35 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 48 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 70 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 77 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 87 (Wisconsin)
- Burnett County Airport (KRZN) serves the county and surrounding communities.
- Grantsburg Municipal Airport (KGTG) enhances county service.
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,674 people, 6,613 households, and 4,503 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 12,582 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.25% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 4.45% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.9% were of German, 15.4% Swedish, 12.8% Norwegian and 6.3% Irish ancestry.
There were 6,613 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 28.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.
Burnett County is one of only three Wisconsin counties that have no incorporated cities. It is the only Wisconsin county to have villages but no cities.
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