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The 2000 Census showed that Burnett County had a population of 15,674 people. This represented 0.29% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 64th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Burnett had a population of 15,884 people. This is an increase of 1.34% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201015,457-1.38%-2.69% since 2009
200915,884+1.34%-0.51% since 2008
200815,965+1.86%-1.33% since 2007
200716,181+3.23%-0.3% since 2006
200616,230+3.55%-0.41% since 2005
200416,309+4.05%+0.87% since 2003
200316,168+3.15%+1.11% since 2002
200215,990+2.02%+0.9% since 2001
200115,848+1.11%+1.11% since 2000
200015,674The Last Census

Burnett County had 12,582 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Burnett County has a total area<3> of 880 square miles [2,280 km²]. Of this total, 821 square miles [2,127 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.69%) being water (58.9 square miles [152.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Burnett County had a population density of 19.08 people per square mile [7.37 people/km²], making it the state's 63rd most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Burnett County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Burnett and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Burnett County QuickFact (QF-55013).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Burnett County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Burnett County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Chisago (MN)QF-27025   SW50,62541,10123.17%
Pine (MN)QF-27115   NW28,36826,5306.93%
BarronQF-55005   SE45,59144,9631.4%
DouglasQF-55031   NE44,27443,2872.28%
PolkQF-55095   S44,25241,3197.1%
WashburnQF-55129   E16,66616,0363.93%

The Mississippi River runs along the western border of the county.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Burnett. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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