Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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Stevens Point is the county seat of Portage County, Wisconsin, United States.[3] Located in the central part of the state, it is the largest city in the county, with a population of 24,551 at the 2000 census. Its estimated 2008 population was 25,327.[4]

The city was incorporated in 1858.

The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Stevens Point Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Portage County (2000 population: 67,182). Together with surrounding communities, the Stevens Point micropolitan area was, according to the 2000 census, home to 48,123 people, and was the 481st most populous area in the United States.

Stevens Point is home to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and a campus of Mid-State Technical College.

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History

Stevens Point was named after its founder, George Stevens, who operated a grocery and supply business on the river. Loggers on the Wisconsin River found this a convenient stopping point, as the river bends slightly and one could tell from far upstream whether Stevens' point was open for business.[5]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.1 km² (16.2 mi²). 39.7 km² (15.3 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (5.61%) is water.

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