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Dodge County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Dodge County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1844
Seat Juneau
Largest City Beaver Dam
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

907 sq mi (2,349 km²)
876 sq mi (2,269 km²)
31 sq mi (80 km²), 3.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

88,759
101/sq mi (39/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.dodge.wi.gov

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.

Dodge County comprises the Beaver Dam, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 67
1850 19,138 28,464.2%
1860 42,818 123.7%
1870 47,035 9.8%
1880 45,931 −2.3%
1890 44,984 −2.1%
1900 46,631 3.7%
1910 47,436 1.7%
1920 49,742 4.9%
1930 52,092 4.7%
1940 54,280 4.2%
1950 57,611 6.1%
1960 63,170 9.6%
1970 69,004 9.2%
1980 75,064 8.8%
1990 76,559 2.0%
2000 85,897 12.2%
2010 88,759 3.3%
Est. 2015 88,502 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014
USA Dodge County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dodge County
DodgeCountyFairgroundsGrandstands
Dodge County Fairgrounds
Dodge County Wisconsin Sign Looking Northeast on US 151
Entering Dodge County on US 151

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.

Transportation

Major highways

  • I-41.svg Interstate 41
  • US 41.svg U.S. Highway 41
  • US 151.svg U.S. Highway 151
  • WIS 16.svg Highway 16
  • WIS 19.svg Highway 19
  • WIS 26.svg Highway 26
  • WIS 28.svg Highway 28
  • WIS 33.svg Highway 33
  • WIS 49.svg Highway 49
  • WIS 60.svg Highway 60
  • WIS 67.svg Highway 67
  • WIS 68.svg Highway 68
  • WIS 73.svg Highway 73
  • WIS 89.svg Highway 89
  • WIS 175.svg Highway 175

Airport

  • Dodge County Airport (KUNU) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Communities

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town


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