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Burnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,457.[2] Its county seat is the Town of Meenon,[1][3] with the majority of county governmental services located at the Burnett County Government Center. The county was created in 1856 and organized in 1865.[4]

Burnett County, Wisconsin
Burnett County Government Center - 2004.jpg
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Burnett County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1865
Seat Town of Meenon[1]
Largest village Grantsburg
Area
 • Total 880 sq mi (2,279 km2)
 • Land 822 sq mi (2,129 km2)
 • Water 58 sq mi (150 km2), 6.6%
Population
 • (2010) 15,457
 • Density 19/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website burnettcounty.com

Contents

GeographyEdit

 
Soils of Burnett County[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 880 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 872 square miles (2,260 km2) is land and 58 square miles (150 km2) (6.6%) is water.[6] Saginaw Lake is located in the county,[7] south of the Namekagon River.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

AirportsEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1860 12
1870 706 5,783.3%
1880 3,140 344.8%
1890 4,393 39.9%
1900 7,478 70.2%
1910 9,026 20.7%
1920 10,735 18.9%
1930 10,233 −4.7%
1940 11,382 11.2%
1950 10,236 −10.1%
1960 9,214 −10.0%
1970 9,276 0.7%
1980 12,340 33.0%
1990 13,084 6.0%
2000 15,674 19.8%
2010 15,457 −1.4%
Est. 2016 15,213 [8] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790–1960[10] 1900–1990[11]
1990–2000[12] 2010–2014[2]
 
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Burnett County

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 15,674 people, 6,613 households, and 4,503 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 12,582 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.25% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 4.45% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.9% were of German, 15.4% Swedish, 12.8% Norwegian and 6.3% Irish ancestry.

There were 6,613 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 28.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.30 males.

CommunitiesEdit

Burnett County is one of only three Wisconsin counties that have no incorporated cities. It is the only Wisconsin county to have villages but no cities.

VillagesEdit

TownsEdit

Census-designated placeEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential elections results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61.9% 5,410 33.8% 2,949 4.3% 379
2012 52.4% 4,550 45.9% 3,986 1.6% 141
2008 48.3% 4,200 49.9% 4,337 1.7% 151
2004 50.9% 4,743 48.3% 4,499 0.9% 79
2000 48.7% 3,967 44.5% 3,626 6.8% 558
1996 34.2% 2,452 50.6% 3,625 15.2% 1,092
1992 31.5% 2,340 42.7% 3,172 25.9% 1,924
1988 44.6% 2,884 54.7% 3,537 0.7% 44
1984 51.0% 3,528 48.2% 3,331 0.8% 57
1980 44.8% 3,027 47.4% 3,200 7.8% 528
1976 39.9% 2,573 57.7% 3,720 2.3% 150
1972 54.4% 2,972 43.7% 2,389 1.9% 105
1968 45.8% 2,056 44.8% 2,010 9.4% 422
1964 34.4% 1,536 65.5% 2,921 0.1% 6
1960 54.0% 2,483 45.6% 2,095 0.4% 18
1956 52.4% 2,198 47.3% 1,986 0.3% 14
1952 60.4% 2,683 39.2% 1,741 0.4% 16
1948 40.8% 1,590 55.8% 2,177 3.4% 132
1944 52.7% 2,119 46.5% 1,868 0.8% 32
1940 49.2% 2,510 49.2% 2,513 1.6% 82
1936 31.9% 1,422 62.8% 2,801 5.3% 237
1932 33.4% 1,281 63.6% 2,437 3.0% 115
1928 74.7% 2,742 24.0% 880 1.3% 48
1924 30.3% 958 2.4% 76 67.3% 2,124
1920 79.6% 2,025 7.4% 187 13.1% 333
1916 54.0% 1,007 34.2% 638 11.8% 221
1912 26.7% 403 20.2% 305 53.0% 799
1908 72.2% 1,181 18.1% 296 9.7% 159
1904 86.5% 1,262 5.6% 82 7.9% 115
1900 80.2% 1,112 15.7% 218 4.0% 56
1896 67.5% 800 29.5% 349 3.0% 36
1892 56.7% 406 7.7% 55 35.6% 255

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Burnett County Clerk. Burnett County Directory June 2016
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 61 - 64. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/LakeDetail.aspx?wbic=2494700 Wisconsin DNR: Saginaw Lake
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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