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The 2000 Census showed that Fond du Lac County had a population of 97,296 people. This represented 1.81% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Fond du Lac had a population of 100,070 people. This is an increase of 2.85% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010101,633+4.46%+1.56% since 2009
2009100,070+2.85%+0.21% since 2008
200899,864+2.64%+0.49% since 2007
200799,376+2.14%+0.47% since 2006
200698,910+1.66%+0.46% since 2005
200598,458+1.19%+0.18% since 2004
200498,281+1.01%+0.28% since 2003
200398,009+0.73%+0.19% since 2002
200297,821+0.54% 
200197,753+0.47%+0.47% since 2000
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200097,296The Last Census

Fond du Lac County had 39,271 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Fond du Lac County has a total area<3> of 765 square miles [1,983 km²]. Of this total, 722 square miles [1,872 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.6%) being water (42.89 square miles [111.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Fond du Lac County had a population density of 134.6 people per square mile [52 people/km²], making it the state's 17th 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 Fond du Lac County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Fond du Lac and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Fond du Lac County QuickFact (QF-55039).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Fond du Lac County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
Fond du LacQF-552627542,34042,2030.32%
RiponQF-55681757,4746,8289.46%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
CalumetQF-55015   NE44,73940,63110.11%
DodgeQF-55027   SW87,33585,8971.67%
Green LakeQF-55047   W18,47219,105-3.31%
SheboyganQF-55117   E114,560112,6461.7%
WashingtonQF-55131   SE130,681117,49311.22%
WinnebagoQF-55139   N163,370156,7634.21%

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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 Fond du Lac. 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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