Jackson County, Wisconsin facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Jackson County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1853
Seat Black River Falls
Largest City Black River Falls
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,000 sq mi (2,590 km²)
988 sq mi (2,559 km²)
13 sq mi (34 km²), 1.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

20,449
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.jackson.wi.us

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,449. Its county seat is Black River Falls. Jackson County was formed from Crawford County in 1853. It was named for President Andrew Jackson.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2), of which 988 square miles (2,560 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.3%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • I-94.svg Interstate 94
  • US 10.svg U.S. Highway 10
  • US 12.svg U.S. Highway 12
  • WIS 27.svg Highway 27 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 54.svg Highway 54 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 71.svg Highway 71 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 95.svg Highway 95 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 108.svg Highway 108 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 121.svg Highway 121 (Wisconsin)

Airport

Black River Falls Area Airport (KBCK) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Demographics

USA Jackson County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Jackson County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,170
1870 7,687 84.3%
1880 13,285 72.8%
1890 15,797 18.9%
1900 17,466 10.6%
1910 17,075 −2.2%
1920 17,746 3.9%
1930 16,468 −7.2%
1940 16,599 0.8%
1950 16,073 −3.2%
1960 15,151 −5.7%
1970 15,325 1.1%
1980 16,831 9.8%
1990 16,588 −1.4%
2000 19,100 15.1%
2010 20,449 7.1%
Est. 2015 20,554 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 19,100 people, 7,070 households, and 4,835 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 8,029 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.58% White, 2.27% Black or African American, 6.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.4% were of German, 30.2% Norwegian and 5.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.7% spoke English, 2.2% Spanish and 1.5% Winnebago as their first language.

There were 7,070 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 114.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.30 males.

Communities

Jackson County Wisconsin Fairgrounds Black River Falls
Fairgrounds
Jackson County Wisconsin Sign County HH
Jackson County sign on County Highway HH

City

  • Black River Falls (county seat)

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns


Jackson County, Wisconsin Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.