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.[1] Its county seat is Antigo.[2]

Langlade County
County courthouse in September 2014
County courthouse in September 2014
Official logo of Langlade County
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Langlade County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°13′00″N 89°00′00″W / 45.216666666667°N 89°W / 45.216666666667; -89
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CreatedMarch 3, 1879
Named forCharles Michel de Langlade
SeatAntigo
Largest cityAntigo
Area
 • Total888 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Land871 sq mi (2,260 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  1.9%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total19,977
 • Estimate 
(2020)
19,119
 • Density22/sq mi (8.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district7th
Websitewww.co.langlade.wi.us

HistoryEdit

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.[3] 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.[4]

GeographyEdit

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.[5] The highest point in the county is at the foot of the Basswood Lookout Tower west of Summit Lake (elev:1857')

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880685
18909,4651,281.8%
190012,55332.6%
191017,06235.9%
192021,47125.8%
193021,5440.3%
194023,2277.8%
195021,975−5.4%
196019,916−9.4%
197019,220−3.5%
198019,9783.9%
199019,505−2.4%
200020,7406.3%
201019,977−3.7%
2020 (est.)19,119[6]−4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2020[1]
 
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Langlade County

As of the census[11] 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.

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.

In 2017, there were 196 births, giving a general fertility rate of 68.3 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 20th highest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.[12] Additionally, there were 6 reported induced abortions performed on women of Langlade County residence in 2017.[13]

TransportationEdit

Major highwaysEdit

BusesEdit

AirportEdit

  • KAIG - Langlade County Airport

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

CommunitiesEdit

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

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VillageEdit

TownsEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost towns/neighborhoodsEdit

PoliticsEdit

United States presidential election results for Langlade County, Wisconsin[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 7,330 65.65% 3,704 33.18% 131 1.17%
2016 6,478 63.60% 3,250 31.91% 458 4.50%
2012 5,816 55.29% 4,573 43.47% 130 1.24%
2008 5,081 48.85% 5,182 49.82% 139 1.34%
2004 6,235 56.30% 4,751 42.90% 88 0.79%
2000 5,125 52.72% 4,199 43.20% 397 4.08%
1996 3,206 37.15% 4,074 47.20% 1,351 15.65%
1992 3,890 38.74% 3,630 36.15% 2,522 25.11%
1988 4,884 53.17% 4,254 46.31% 48 0.52%
1984 5,830 60.91% 3,675 38.39% 67 0.70%
1980 4,866 49.30% 4,498 45.57% 507 5.14%
1976 4,630 51.85% 4,134 46.29% 166 1.86%
1972 4,368 57.26% 3,011 39.47% 250 3.28%
1968 3,712 49.44% 3,064 40.81% 732 9.75%
1964 2,994 37.05% 5,077 62.83% 10 0.12%
1960 4,614 53.31% 4,025 46.50% 16 0.18%
1956 5,004 63.82% 2,804 35.76% 33 0.42%
1952 5,841 63.02% 3,371 36.37% 57 0.61%
1948 3,441 42.58% 4,346 53.78% 294 3.64%
1944 4,036 48.23% 4,310 51.50% 23 0.27%
1940 4,523 46.09% 5,190 52.88% 101 1.03%
1936 2,635 30.34% 5,837 67.22% 212 2.44%
1932 2,340 26.44% 6,332 71.56% 177 2.00%
1928 3,715 47.15% 4,078 51.76% 86 1.09%
1924 2,572 35.98% 926 12.95% 3,651 51.07%
1920 4,059 68.65% 1,619 27.38% 235 3.97%
1916 1,538 45.09% 1,755 51.45% 118 3.46%
1912 710 23.40% 1,387 45.72% 937 30.88%
1908 1,921 57.21% 1,340 39.90% 97 2.89%
1904 2,105 65.72% 1,018 31.78% 80 2.50%
1900 1,596 58.38% 1,080 39.50% 58 2.12%
1896 1,457 58.80% 956 38.58% 65 2.62%
1892 844 38.40% 1,289 58.64% 65 2.96%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "State and County Maps of Wisconsin". March 19, 2015. Archived from the original on March 19, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "County Population Totals: 2010-2020". Retrieved June 20, 2021.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ "Annual Wisconsin Birth and Infant Mortality Report, 2017 P-01161-19 (June 2019): Detailed Tables". Archived from the original on June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  13. ^ Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Section: Trend Information, 2013-2017, Table 18, pages 17-18
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 9, 2020.

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Coordinates: 45°13′N 89°0′W / 45.217°N 89.000°W / 45.217; -89.000