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Jackson County courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Andrew Jackson|
|Seat||Black River Falls|
|Largest city||Black River Falls|
|• Total||1,000 sq mi (3,000 km2)|
|• Land||988 sq mi (2,560 km2)|
|• Water||13 sq mi (30 km2) 1.3%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||20/sq mi (8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||3rd, 7th|
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.
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.
- Clark County - north
- Wood County - east
- Juneau County - southeast
- Monroe County - south
- La Crosse County - southwest
- Trempealeau County - west
- Eau Claire County - northwest
Black River Falls Area Airport (KBCK) serves the county and surrounding communities.
|U.S. Decennial Census
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. 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.
- Black River Falls (county seat)
The county's largest employer is the Ho-Chunk Nation, which employs roughly 3100 people combined in Jackson and Sauk counties.
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