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Fond du Lac County is a county
County (United States)
In the United States, a county is a geographic subdivision of a state , usually assigned some governmental authority. The term "county" is used in 48 of the 50 states; Louisiana is divided into parishes and Alaska into boroughs. Parishes and boroughs are called "county-equivalents" by the U.S...

 located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is...

. As of 2000, the population was 97,296. Its county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 is Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fond du Lac is a city in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The name is French for bottom of the lake, for it is located at the bottom of Lake Winnebago. The population was 42,203 at the 2000 census...

. The United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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's Fond du Lac Metropolitan Statistical Area
United States metropolitan area
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 includes all of Fond du Lac County. The county name is French for "bottom (or foot) of the lake."

Geography


According to the U.S. Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,983.9 km²), of which 723 square miles (1,872.6 km²) is land and 43 square miles (111.4 km²) (5.60%) is water.

Major highways

  • U.S. Highway 41
  • U.S. Highway 45
  • U.S. Highway 151
  • Highway 23 (Wisconsin)
    Highway 23 (Wisconsin)
    State Trunk Highway 23 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The route is signed as a north–south route from Shullsburg to Reedsburg and as an east–west route from Reedsburg to Sheboygan...

  • Highway 26 (Wisconsin)
    Highway 26 (Wisconsin)
    State Trunk Highway 26 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The route is generally two-lane with the exception of a few urban multi-lane arterials...

  • Highway 44 (Wisconsin)
    Highway 44 (Wisconsin)
    State Trunk Highway 44 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It runs in a diagonal southwest-northeast direction in east-central Wisconsin from Pardeeville to Oshkosh....

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  • Highway 49 (Wisconsin)
    Highway 49 (Wisconsin)
    State Trunk Highway 49 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It runs north–south in central and southeast Wisconsin from Wittenberg to Lomira....

  • Highway 67 (Wisconsin)
    Highway 67 (Wisconsin)
    State Trunk Highway 67 is a Wisconsin state highway running from the Wisconsin/Illinois state line east of Beloit, Wisconsin north to U.S. Highway 151 east of Chilton, Wisconsin...

  • Highway 175 (Wisconsin)
    Highway 175 (Wisconsin)
    State Trunk Highway 175 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It runs north–south in central Wisconsin from in Milwaukee to just south of Fond du Lac....


  • Adjacent counties

    • Winnebago County
      Winnebago County, Wisconsin
      Winnebago County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2009, the population estimate was 163,370. Its county seat is Oshkosh. Winnebago County is included in the Oshkosh, Wisconsin-Neenah, Wisconsin, Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

       – north
    • Calumet County
      Calumet County, Wisconsin
      Calumet County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is included in the Appleton, Wisconsin, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the county's population was 48,971. The county seat is Chilton.-History:...

       – northeast
    • Sheboygan County – east
    • Washington County – southeast
    • Dodge County
      Dodge County, Wisconsin
      Dodge County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2010, the population was 88,759. Its county seat is Juneau.-Geography:According to the U.S...

       – southwest
    • Green Lake County
      Green Lake County, Wisconsin
      Green Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 19,105. Its county seat is Green Lake. The center of population of Wisconsin is located in Green Lake County in the city of Markesan.-Geography:...

       – west

    Demographics




    As of the census
    Census
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    of 2000, there were 97,296 people, 36,931 households, and 25,482 families residing in the county. The population density
    Population density
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     was 135 people per square mile (52/km²). There were 39,271 housing units at an average density of 54 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.16% White
    Race (United States Census)
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    , 0.90% Black
    Race (United States Census)
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     or African American
    Race (United States Census)
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    , 0.38% Native American
    Race (United States Census)
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    , 0.87% Asian
    Race (United States Census)
    Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

    , 0.03% Pacific Islander
    Race (United States Census)
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    , 0.84% from other races
    Race (United States Census)
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    , and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic
    Race (United States Census)
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     or Latino
    Race (United States Census)
    Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

     of any race. 57.7% were of German, 6.1% Irish
    Irish people
    The Irish people are an ethnic group who originate in Ireland, an island in northwestern Europe. Ireland has been populated for around 9,000 years , with the Irish people's earliest ancestors recorded having legends of being descended from groups such as the Nemedians, Fomorians, Fir Bolg, Tuatha...

     and 5.3% American
    United States
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     ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English
    English language
    English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

    , 2.1% Spanish
    Spanish language
    Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

     and 1.3% German
    German language
    German is a West Germanic language, related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. With an estimated 90 – 98 million native speakers, German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union....

     as their first language.

    There were 36,931 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples
    Marriage
    Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

     living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

    In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

    Regions


    The Holyland
    The Holyland (Wisconsin)
    The Holyland is an American region located mainly in northeastern Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin and southern Calumet County. The area is known for its distinctive agricultural landscape, a close-knit community life, and deep Roman Catholicism brought by Germans who began settling the region in the...

     region is located in northeastern Fond du Lac County.

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    Unincorporated communities


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