Marquette County is a
county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
As of 2000, the population was 15,832.
county seat is Montello .
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 464 square
), of which,
455 square miles (1,180 km²) of it is land and
9 square miles (23 km²) of it (1.92%) is water.
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marquette
As of the census
of 2000, there were 15,832
people, 5,986 households, and 4,166 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 35 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 8,664 housing
units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The
racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White
, 3.44% Black
or African American
, 1.04% Native American
, 0.27% Asian
, 0.10% Pacific Islander
, 0.38% from
, and 1.11%
from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 45.7% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 6.9% Polish, 6.1% English, 5.6% Norwegian and 5.1% American ancestry
according to Census 2000.
, 2.8% Spanish
and 1.1% German
as their first language.
There were 5,986 households out of which 26.90% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples
living together, 6.70% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families.
25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the
age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from
45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 118.90 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.70
Cities, villages, and towns
Marquette County Courthouse
Farming in rural Marquette