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Juneau County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Juneau County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1857
Seat Mauston
Largest City Mauston
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

804 sq mi (2,082 km²)
767 sq mi (1,987 km²)
37 sq mi (96 km²), 4.6%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

26,664
35/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.juneau.wi.gov/

Juneau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,664. Its county seat is Mauston.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • WIS 58.svg Highway 58 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 71.svg Highway 71 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 80.svg Highway 80 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 82.svg Highway 82 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 173.svg Highway 173 (Wisconsin)

Airports

  • Necedah Airport (KDAF), serves the county and surrounding communities.
  • Mauston-New Lisbon Union Airport (82C) enhances county service.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

United States Military Posts

  • Volk Field Air National Guard Base

Demographics

USA Juneau County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Juneau County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 8,770
1870 12,372 41.1%
1880 15,582 25.9%
1890 17,121 9.9%
1900 20,629 20.5%
1910 19,569 −5.1%
1920 19,209 −1.8%
1930 17,264 −10.1%
1940 18,708 8.4%
1950 18,930 1.2%
1960 17,490 −7.6%
1970 18,455 5.5%
1980 21,039 14.0%
1990 21,650 2.9%
2000 24,316 12.3%
2010 26,664 9.7%
Est. 2015 26,224 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

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.

Communities

TenSidedBarn
10 sided barn south of Mauston
JuneauCountyWisconsinSignWIS173
Welcome sign on WIS 173

Cities

Villages

Towns

Unincorporated communities


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