Columbia County, Wisconsin

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Columbia County, Wisconsin
Columbia County WI courthouse.jpg
Columbia County courthouse in December 2014
Location within Wisconsin
Location within Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Founded1846
SeatPortage
Largest cityPortage
Area
 • Total796 sq mi (2,062 km2)
 • Land766 sq mi (1,984 km2)
 • Water30 sq mi (78 km2), 3.8%
Population
 • (2010)56,833
 • Density74/sq mi (29/km2)
Congressional district6th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.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.
190031,121
191031,1290.0%
192030,468−2.1%
193030,5030.1%
194032,5176.6%
195034,0234.6%
196036,7087.9%
197040,1509.4%
198043,2227.7%
199045,0884.3%
200052,46816.4%
201056,8338.3%
WI Counties 1900-1990

Geography[change | change 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.


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

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Ghost towns[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Other webites[change | change source]

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