Columbia County, Wisconsin

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Columbia County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Columbia County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1854
Seat Portage
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

796 sq mi (2,062 km²)
774 sq mi (2,005 km²)
22 sq mi (57 km²), 2.75%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

52,468
67/sq mi (26/km²)
Website: www.co.columbia.wi.us

Columbia County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, 52,468 people lived in Columbia county. Portage is the county seat and largest city in the county.[1]

Columbia County is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 31,121
1910 31,129 0.0%
1920 30,468 −2.1%
1930 30,503 0.1%
1940 32,517 6.6%
1950 34,023 4.6%
1960 36,708 7.9%
1970 40,150 9.4%
1980 43,222 7.7%
1990 45,088 4.3%
2000 52,468 16.4%
2010 56,833 8.3%
WI Counties 1900-1990

Geography[change | edit source]

The county has a total area of 796 square miles (2,061.6 km2). Of this, 774 square miles (2,004.7 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57.0 km2) (2.75%) is water. The county's highest point is Gibraltar Rock. It is 1,247 feet (380.1 m) above sea level. The high butte-shaped bluff is located north of Lodi. It looks out over the Lake Wisconsin River valley.


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Coordinates: 43°28′N 89°20′W / 43.47°N 89.33°W / 43.47; -89.33