Juneau County, Wisconsin facts for kids
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Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
804 sq mi (2,082 km²)
767 sq mi (1,987 km²)
37 sq mi (96 km²), 4.6%
35/sq mi (14/km²)
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Juneau County was established in 1857 when the State of Wisconsin passed legislation separating lands west of the Wisconsin River from what was then Adams County. After a contest with neighboring New Lisbon, the county seat was established in Maugh's Town, which is known today as Mauston. The county was named after Solomon Juneau, a founder of Milwaukee.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 804 square miles (2,080 km2), of which 767 square miles (1,990 km2) is land and 37 square miles (96 km2) (4.6%) is water.
- Necedah Airport (KDAF), serves the county and surrounding communities.
- Mauston-New Lisbon Union Airport (82C) enhances county service.
- Wood County - north
- Adams County - east
- Columbia County - southeast
- Sauk County - south
- Vernon County - southwest
- Monroe County - west
- Jackson County - northwest
National protected area
- Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
United States Military Posts
- Volk Field Air National Guard Base
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 24,316 people, 9,696 households, and 6,699 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 12,370 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.61% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.2% were of German, 9.9% Irish, 8.8% Norwegian, 6.5% Polish and 5.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 9,696 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.
- Mauston (county seat)
- New Lisbon
- Wisconsin Dells (mostly in Columbia County, Adams County, and Sauk County)
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