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Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Lafayette 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 Darlington
Largest city Darlington
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

635 sq mi (1,644 km²)
634 sq mi (1,641 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.16%
 - (2000)
 - Density

26/sq mi (10/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lafayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 16,137. Its county seat is Darlington6.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,644 km² (635 sq mi). 1,641 km² (634 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.16%) is water.

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Lafayette County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 20,959
1910 20,075 −4.2%
1920 20,002 −0.4%
1930 18,649 −6.8%
1940 18,695 0.2%
1950 18,137 −3.0%
1960 18,142 0%
1970 17,456 −3.8%
1980 17,412 −0.3%
1990 16,076 −7.7%
2000 16,137 0.4%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,137 people, 6,211 households, and 4,378 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 6,674 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). 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 according to Census 2000.

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.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Unincorporated communities[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 42°40′N 90°08′W / 42.66, -90.14

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