Monroe County, Wisconsin

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Monroe County
Monroe County Courthouse in Sparta
Monroe County Courthouse in Sparta
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Monroe County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 43°57′N 90°37′W / 43.95°N 90.62°W / 43.95; -90.62
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1854
Named forJames Monroe[1]
SeatSparta
Largest citySparta
Area
 • Total908 sq mi (2,350 km2)
 • Land901 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Water7.4 sq mi (19 km2)  0.8%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total44,673
 • Density50/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts3rd, 7th
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 population
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.


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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