Monroe County, Wisconsin

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Monroe County, Wisconsin
CourtHouseMonroeCountyWI.jpg
Monroe County Courthouse in Sparta
Location within Wisconsin
Location within Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Founded1854
Named forJames Monroe[1]
SeatSparta
Largest citySparta
Area
 • Total908 sq mi (2,352 km2)
 • Land901 sq mi (2,334 km2)
 • Water7.4 sq mi (19 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010)44,673
 • Density50/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional districts3rd, 7th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.monroe.wi.us

Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, 40,899 people lived there. Its county seat is Sparta.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190028,103
191028,8812.8%
192028,666−0.7%
193028,7390.3%
194030,0804.7%
195031,3784.3%
196031,241−0.4%
197031,6101.2%
198035,07411.0%
199036,6334.4%
200040,89911.6%
201044,6739.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

The county has a total area of 908 square miles (2,351.7 km2). Of this 901 square miles (2,333.6 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20.7 km2) (0.83%) is water.


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

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 162.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 43°57′N 90°37′W / 43.95°N 90.62°W / 43.95; -90.62