Dodge County, Wisconsin facts for kids
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Dodge County Administration building
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
|Largest city||Beaver Dam|
|• Total||907 sq mi (2,350 km2)|
|• Land||876 sq mi (2,270 km2)|
|• Water||31 sq mi (80 km2) 3.5%%|
|• Density||101/sq mi (39/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||5th, 6th|
Dodge County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,759. Its county seat is Juneau. The county was created from the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and organized in 1844.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 907 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 876 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (3.5%) is water.
- Fond du Lac County – northeast
- Washington County – east
- Waukesha County – southeast
- Jefferson County – south
- Dane County – southwest
- Columbia County – west
- Green Lake County – northwest
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 85,897 people, 31,417 households, and 22,313 families residing in the county. The population density was 97 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 33,672 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.28% White, 2.49% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. According to Census 2000, 56.2% were of German, 8.7% Irish and 5.0% English 4.2% Norwegian and 3.9% selected "United States or American" ancestry. 95.4% spoke English, 2.2% Spanish and 2.0% other Indo-European languages as their language spoken at home.
There were 31,417 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.80 males.
- Dodge County Airport (KUNU) serves the county and surrounding communities.
- Beaver Edge
- Clyman Junction
- Delbern Acres
- East Waupun
- Fox Lake Junction
- Herman Center
- Lost Lake
- Lyndon Dale
- Minnesota Junction
- North Lowell
- Oak Grove
- Old Ashippun
- Old Lebanon
- Portland (partial)
- Rolling Prairie
- South Beaver Dam
- South Randolph
- Sugar Island
- Sunset Beach
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