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Clark County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Clark County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1854
Seat Neillsville
Largest City Neillsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,219 sq mi (3,157 km²)
1,210 sq mi (3,134 km²)
9.0 sq mi (23 km²), 0.7%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

34,690
29/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.clark.wi.us/
Named for: William Clark

Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,690. Its county seat is Neillsville.

History

Clark County Wisconsin fairgrounds grandstands
Clark County fairgrounds

Clark County was founded in 1853 and organized the following year. It was named for A. W. Clark, an early settler, or for General George Rogers Clark.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,219 square miles (3,160 km2), of which 1,210 square miles (3,100 km2) is land and 9.0 square miles (23 km2) (0.7%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 10.svg U.S. Highway 10
  • US 12.svg U.S. Highway 12
  • WIS 13.svg Highway 13 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 29.svg Highway 29 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 73.svg Highway 73 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 95.svg Highway 95 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 98.svg Highway 98 (Wisconsin)

Airport

  • KVIQ - Neillsville Municipal Airport

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 789
1870 3,450 337.3%
1880 10,715 210.6%
1890 17,708 65.3%
1900 25,848 46.0%
1910 30,074 16.3%
1920 35,120 16.8%
1930 34,165 −2.7%
1940 33,972 −0.6%
1950 32,459 −4.5%
1960 31,527 −2.9%
1970 30,361 −3.7%
1980 32,910 8.4%
1990 31,647 −3.8%
2000 33,557 6.0%
2010 34,690 3.4%
Est. 2015 34,445 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014
USA Clark County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Clark County

As of the census of 2000, there were 33,557 people, 12,047 households, and 8,673 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 13,531 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.05% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.0% were of German, 9.0% Polish, 6.2% Norwegian and 6.1% United States or American ancestry according to Census 2000. 6.62% reported speaking German, Pennsylvania German, or Dutch at home; an additional 1.34% speak Spanish.[1]

There were 12,047 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.90% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

Communities

Clark County Wisconsin Sign WIS13
Clark County sign

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns


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