Pepin County, Wisconsin

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Pepin County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Pepin County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 25, 1858
Seat Durand
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

249 sq mi (645 km²)
233 sq mi (603 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 6.59%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

7,469
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Website: www.co.pepin.wi.us

Pepin County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2010, 7,469 people lived there. Its county seat is Durand.[1]

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Pepin County.

History[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 7,905
1910 7,577 −4.1%
1920 7,481 −1.3%
1930 7,450 −0.4%
1940 7,897 6.0%
1950 7,462 −5.5%
1960 7,332 −1.7%
1970 7,319 −0.2%
1980 7,477 2.2%
1990 7,107 −4.9%
2000 7,213 1.5%
2010 7,469 3.5%
WI Counties 1900-1990

Pepin County was formed in 1858 from parts of Dunn County. It was named after the French conquistadors Pierre and Jean Pepin du Chardonnets.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 249 square miles (644.9 km2). Of this, 232 square miles (600.9 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41.4 km2) (6.59%) is water. Pepin County is the smallest county in Wisconsin.

Cities, villages, and towns[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

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Coordinates: 44°36′N 92°00′W / 44.60°N 92.00°W / 44.60; -92.00