This article is based on the corresponding article in another wiki. For Familypedia purposes, it requires significantly more historical detail on phases of this location's development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there. Also desirable are links to organizations that may be repositories of genealogical information..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can.

Grant County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Lancaster
Largest city Platteville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,183 sq mi (3,065 km²)
1,148 sq mi (2,973 km²)
35 sq mi (92 km²), 3.00%
 - (2000)
 - Density

43/sq mi (17/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 49,597. Its county seat is Lancaster6. Estimates for 2005 show a population of 52,077. The growing population is expected to rise to near 58,000 by the 2010 census. Grant County also is in the tri-state area with Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and is crossed by travelers commuting to Madison from a number of eastern Iowan cities, and by residents of northern Illinois traveling to the Twin Cities or La Crosse.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,065 km² (1,183 sq mi). 2,973 km² (1,148 sq mi) of it is land and 92 km² (35 sq mi) of it (3.00%) is water.

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Grant County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 38,881
1910 39,007 0.3%
1920 39,044 0.1%
1930 38,469 −1.5%
1940 40,639 5.6%
1950 41,460 2.0%
1960 44,419 7.1%
1970 48,398 9.0%
1980 51,736 6.9%
1990 49,264 −4.8%
2000 49,597 0.7%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 49,597 people, 18,465 households, and 12,390 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (43/sq mi). There were 19,940 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.23% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.0% were of German, 9.2% English, 8.8% Irish, 6.6% American and 6.4% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 18,465 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 14.60% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 42°52′N 90°43′W / 42.86, -90.71

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Grant County, Wisconsin. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.