Vernon County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 28,056. Its county seat is Viroqua6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,114 km˛ (816 mi˛). 2,059 km˛ (795 mi˛) of it is land and 56 km˛ (22 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.64% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 28,056 people, 10,825 households, and 7,501 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km˛ (35/mi˛). There are 12,416 housing units at an average density of 6/km˛ (16/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 98.81% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,825 households out of which 31.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% are married couples living together, 6.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.11.
In the county, the population is spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.60 males.
Cities and towns
- Coon Valley
- De Soto
- Genoa (town)
- Hillsboro (town)
- La Farge
- Viroqua (town)
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