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Fond du Lac County
Lighthouse at Lake Winnebago, in Fond du Lac.
Lighthouse at Lake Winnebago, in Fond du Lac.
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Fond du Lac County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
Founded 1839
Seat Fond du Lac
Largest city Fond du Lac
Area
 • Total 766 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Land 720 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Water 46 sq mi (120 km2)  6.0%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 101,633
 • Density 141/sq mi (54/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 6th

Fond du Lac County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, 97,296 people lived there. Its county seat is Fond du Lac.

The county name is French for bottom (or foot) of the lake.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 47,589
1910 51,610 8.4%
1920 56,119 8.7%
1930 59,883 6.7%
1940 62,353 4.1%
1950 67,829 8.8%
1960 75,085 10.7%
1970 84,567 12.6%
1980 88,964 5.2%
1990 90,083 1.3%
2000 97,296 8.0%
2010 101,633 4.5%
WI Counties 1900–1990

Geography

The county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,983.9 km2). Of this, 723 square miles (1,872.6 km2) is land and 43 square miles (111.4 km2) (5.60%) is water.

Cities, villages, and towns

FondduLacCountyWisconsinFarm
Farming in western Fond du Lac County

Unincorporated communities

FondDuLacWisconsinCountyFairgrounds
Grandstands for the Fond du Lac County Fair

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