Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

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Ozaukee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 82,317. Its county seat is Port Washington[1]. Ozaukee County is the smallest in area of any county in the state of Wisconsin. As of the 2000 Census, Ozaukee County had the 2nd lowest poverty rate of any county in the United States, at 2.6%. In terms of per capita income, it is the 25th wealthiest county in the country. Bolstered by low crime rates and school districts with high graduation rates, Forbes Magazine ranked Ozaukee County #2 on its list of "America's Best Places To Raise A Family" in June, 2008.[2]

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History

Ozaukee County was once part of neighboring Washington County to the west. Its name comes from the Ojibwe name for the Sacs.[3] The word probably means "people living at the mouth of a river."[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,891 km² (1,116sq mi). 232 square miles (601 km²) of it is land and 884 square miles (2,290 km²) of it (79.22%) is water.

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