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Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

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Trempealeau County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 27,010. Its county seat is Whitehall6.

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History

Patches of woodland are all that remain of the brush and light forest that once covered the county. In ancient times, the woodlands contained a great deal of timber, but Native Americans burned them periodically to encourage the growth of berries. They did little cultivation and had been almost completely removed from the area by 1837 (Gamroth, 1976, p. 5, 87).

French fur traders were the first Europeans to enter this land. At the mouth of the Trempealeau River, which flows from northeast to southwest across the county on its way to the Mississippi River, they found a bluff surrounded by water and called it "La Montagne qui tremp a l'eau," which means "mountain with its foot in the water." The name was later shortened (Elkins, 1985, p.1).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,922 km² (742 mi²). 1,901 km² (734 mi²) of it is land and 20 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.06% water. It is part of the Driftless Area.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 27,010 people, 10,747 households, and 7,243 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (37/mi²). There are 11,482 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.81% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,747 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% are married couples living together, 7.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% are non-families. 27.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county, the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.80 males.

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