Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 19,100. Its county seat is Black River FallsJackson County was formed from Crawford County in 1853.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the county has a total area of 1,000 square miles
), of which, 987 square miles (2,557 km²) of it is land and 13 square miles (33 km²) of it (1.28%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 19,100 people, 7,070 households, and 4,835 families residing in the county. The population density
was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 8,029 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.58% White
, 2.27% Black
or African American
, 6.16% Native American
, 0.16% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 1.01% from other races
, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.87% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 31.4% were of German
, 30.2% Norwegian
and 5.2% Irish
ancestry according to Census 2000
. 94.7% spoke English
, 2.2% Spanish
and 1.5% Winnebago
as their first language.
There were 7,070 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 114.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.30 males.
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