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Encyclopedia > Florence County, Wisconsin

Florence County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 5,088. Its county seat is Florence6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,288 km˛ (497 mi˛). 1,264 km˛ (488 mi˛) of it is land and 24 km˛ (9 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.90% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,088 people, 2,133 households, and 1,441 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km˛ (10/mi˛). There are 4,239 housing units at an average density of 3/km˛ (9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 98.17% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 2,133 households out of which 27.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% are married couples living together, 6.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% are non-families. 27.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.87.


In the county, the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.50 males.


Cities and towns

Regions of Wisconsin
Central Plain | Eastern Ridges and Lowlands | Lake Superior Lowland | Northern Highland | Western Upland
Largest Cities
Appleton | Beloit | Brookfield | Eau Claire | Fond du Lac | Franklin | Green Bay | Greenfield | Janesville | Kenosha | La Crosse | Madison | Milwaukee | New Berlin | Oshkosh | Racine | Sheboygan | Waukesha | Wausau | Wauwatosa
Counties
Adams | Ashland | Barron | Bayfield | Brown | Buffalo | Burnett | Calumet | Chippewa | Clark | Columbia | Crawford | Dane | Dodge | Door | Douglas | Dunn | Eau Claire | Florence | Fond du Lac | Forest | Grant | Green | Green Lake | Iowa | Iron | Jackson | Jefferson | Juneau | Kenosha | Kewaunee | La Crosse | Lafayette | Langlade | Lincoln | Manitowoc | Marathon | Marinette | Marquette | Menominee | Milwaukee | Monroe | Oconto | Oneida | Outagamie | Ozaukee | Pepin | Pierce | Polk | Portage | Price | Racine | Richland | Rock | Rusk | Sauk | Sawyer | Shawano | Sheboygan | St. Croix | Taylor | Trempealeau | Vernon | Vilas | Walworth | Washburn | Washington | Waukesha | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago | Wood

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Florence County, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (283 words)
Florence County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin.
The racial makeup of the county is 98.17% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races.
In the county, the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
BIOGRAPHIES of Florence County, Wisconsin (8939 words)
, grocer and meat dealer at Florence, is a native of Medina county, Ohio, born in 1841, and is a son of Peleg and Margaret (Graeff) Olin, the former a native of New York, the latter of Pennsylvania.
He assisted in the organization of Florence county, was the first under sheriff of the county, was elected sheriff in 1884, was under sheriff in 1893 and 1894, and has been constable several times.
CHARLES LASELLE, a prosperous farmer of Florence township, Florence county, is one of the early pioneers of northern Wisconsin, and the oldest pioneer of Florence county, having settled where he now resides, at the junction of the Popple and Pine rivers, in the spring of 1868.
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