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Green County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Green County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Monroe
Largest City Monroe
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

584 sq mi (1,513 km²)
584 sq mi (1,513 km²)
0.5 sq mi (1 km²), 0.09%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

36,842
63/sq mi (24/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.green.wi.gov
Named for: Nathanael Greene

Green County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,842. Its county seat is Monroe. Green County is included in the Madison WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The county was created in 1837 from the Wisconsin Territory. It is named for General Nathanael Greene, who commanded the Southern Campaign in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 584 square miles (1,510 km2), of which 584 square miles (1,510 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.09%) is water.

Major highways

  • WIS 11.svg Highway 11 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 39.svg Highway 39 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 59.svg Highway 59 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 69.svg Highway 69 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 78.svg Highway 78 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 81.svg Highway 81 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 92.svg Highway 92 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 104.svg Highway 104 (Wisconsin)

Airport

Monroe Municipal Airport (KEFT) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

USA Green County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Green County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 933
1850 8,566 818.1%
1860 19,808 131.2%
1870 23,611 19.2%
1880 21,729 −8.0%
1890 22,732 4.6%
1900 22,719 −0.1%
1910 21,641 −4.7%
1920 21,568 −0.3%
1930 21,870 1.4%
1940 23,146 5.8%
1950 24,172 4.4%
1960 25,851 6.9%
1970 26,714 3.3%
1980 30,012 12.3%
1990 30,339 1.1%
2000 33,647 10.9%
2010 36,842 9.5%
Est. 2015 37,186 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 33,647 people, 13,212 households, and 9,208 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 13,878 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.14% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.9% were of German, 20.3% Swiss, 14.9% Norwegian, 6.7% Irish, 5.7% English and 5.5% American ancestry. 96.5% spoke English, 2.0% German and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 13,212 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

Communities

Farm in GreenCountyWI
A farm in Green County, Wisconsin

Cities

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Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns


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