Columbia County, Wisconsin

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Columbia County, Wisconsin
Columbia County WI courthouse.jpg
Columbia County courthouse in December 2014
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Columbia County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Portage
Largest city Portage
Area
 • Total 796 sq mi (2,062 km2)
 • Land 766 sq mi (1,984 km2)
 • Water 30 sq mi (78 km2), 3.8%
Population
 • (2010) 56,833
 • Density 74/sq mi (29/km2)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
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 | 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