Pierce County, Wisconsin

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Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 36,804, and is estimated at nearly 39,000 in the 2005 census estimates. Its county seat is Ellsworth[1]. Pierce County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,532 km²), of which 576 square miles (1,493 km²) is land and 15 square miles (39 km²) (2.55%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 36,804 people, 13,015 households, and 9,032 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 13,493 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.01% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.0% were of German, 16.2% Norwegian, 7.1% Swedish and 7.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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