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Green Lake County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Green Lake County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1858
Seat Green Lake
Largest City Berlin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

380 sq mi (984 km²)
349 sq mi (904 km²)
31 sq mi (80 km²), 8.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

19,051
55/sq mi (21/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.green-lake.wi.us
Named for: Green Lake

Green Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,051. Its county seat is Green Lake.

In 2010, the center of population of Wisconsin was located in Green Lake County, near the city of Markesan.

Geography

Green Lake County Government Center
Government Center

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 380 square miles (980 km2), of which 349 square miles (900 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (8.1%) is water. It is the third-smallest county in Wisconsin by total area.

Major highways

  • WIS 23.svg Highway 23 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 44.svg Highway 44 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 49.svg Highway 49 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 73.svg Highway 73 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 91.svg Highway 91 (Wisconsin)

Adjacent counties

Demographics

USA Green Lake County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Green Lake County.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 12,663
1870 13,195 4.2%
1880 14,483 9.8%
1890 15,163 4.7%
1900 15,797 4.2%
1910 15,491 −1.9%
1920 14,875 −4.0%
1930 13,913 −6.5%
1940 14,092 1.3%
1950 14,749 4.7%
1960 15,418 4.5%
1970 16,878 9.5%
1980 18,370 8.8%
1990 18,651 1.5%
2000 19,105 2.4%
2010 19,051 −0.3%
Est. 2015 18,856 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 19,105 people, 7,703 households, and 5,322 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 9,831 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.81% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 51.8% were of German, 10.6% Polish, 5.8% Irish and 5.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.2% spoke English, 3.0% Spanish and 1.8% German as their first language.

There were 7,703 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

Communities

Green Lake County sign WIS44
Welcome sign for Green Lake County on WIS 44

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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