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Langlade County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Langlade County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 3, 1879
Seat Antigo
Largest City Antigo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

888 sq mi (2,300 km²)
871 sq mi (2,256 km²)
17 sq mi (44 km²), 1.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

19,977
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.langlade.wi.us
Named for: Charles Michel de Langlade
County logo Logo of Langlade County, Wisconsin

Langlade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,977. Its county seat is Antigo.

History

Langlade County was created on March 3, 1879 as New County. It was renamed Langlade County, in honor of Charles de Langlade, on February 20, 1880, and fully organized on February 19, 1881. The county's original borders extended northward from the top of Shawano County up to the Michigan state line. Between 1881 and 1885, the borders of Langlade County changed as nearby Lincoln and Shawano counties added or gave up area. Langlade lost its northernmost area along the Michigan border to Forest County when it was created in 1885.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 888 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 871 square miles (2,260 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.9%) is water. The highest point in the county is at the foot of the Basswood Lookout Tower west of Summit Lake (elev:1857')

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Nicolet National Forest (part)

Demographics

USA Langlade County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Langlade County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 685
1890 9,465 1,281.8%
1900 12,553 32.6%
1910 17,062 35.9%
1920 21,471 25.8%
1930 21,544 0.3%
1940 23,227 7.8%
1950 21,975 −5.4%
1960 19,916 −9.4%
1970 19,220 −3.5%
1980 19,978 3.9%
1990 19,505 −2.4%
2000 20,740 6.3%
2010 19,977 −3.7%
Est. 2015 19,223 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,740 people, 8,452 households, and 5,814 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 11,187 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.93% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 49.4% were of German, 8.6% Polish, 6.2% Irish and 5.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,452 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

Transportation

Major highways

  • US 45.svg U.S. Highway 45
  • WIS 17.svg Highway 17 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 47.svg Highway 47 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 52.svg Highway 52 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 55.svg Highway 55 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 64.svg Highway 64 (Wisconsin)

Airport

  • KAIG - Langlade County Airport

The county owns and operates the Langlade County Airport which serves both the local and transient general aviation community.

Communities

LangladeCountyFairgrounds
Langlade County Fairgrounds grandstands in Antigo.
LangladeCountyWisconsinSign2009WIS55
Looking south while entering Langlade County on WIS 55.
LangladeCountyWelcomeSignWIS55
Looking north at the welcome sign for Langlade County

City

Village

  • White Lake

Towns

Census-designated places

  • Elcho
  • Post Lake
  • Summit Lake

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

  • Kent/Drexel
  • Van Ostrand

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