Lafayette County, Wisconsin facts for kids
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Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
635 sq mi (1,645 km²)
634 sq mi (1,642 km²)
1.0 sq mi (3 km²), 0.2%
27/sq mi (10/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: Marquis de Lafayette|
Lafayette County, sometimes spelled La Fayette County, is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It was part of the Wisconsin Territory at the time of its founding. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,836. Its county seat is Darlington. The county was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French general who rendered assistance to the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 635 square miles (1,640 km2), of which 634 square miles (1,640 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 151
- Highway 11 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 23 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 78 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 81 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 126 (Wisconsin)
- Grant County - west
- Iowa County - north
- Green County - east
- Stephenson County, Illinois - southeast
- Jo Daviess County, Illinois - south
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,137 people, 6,211 households, and 4,378 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,674 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.03% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.8% were of German, 17.5% Norwegian, 13.6% Irish, 11.9% English, 6.8% Swiss and 6.0% American ancestry.
There were 6,211 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.
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