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The 2000 Census showed that Grant County had a population of 49,597 people. This represented 0.92% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Grant had a population of 48,965 people. This is a decrease of 1.27% 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
201051,208+3.25%+4.58% since 2009
200948,965-1.27%-0.27% since 2008
200849,097-1.01%+0.21% since 2007
200748,996-1.21%+0.65% since 2006
200648,680-1.85%-0.87% since 2005
200549,108-0.99%-0.24% since 2004
200249,197-0.81%-0.61% since 2001
200149,500-0.2%-0.2% since 2000
200049,597The Last Census

Grant County had 19,940 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Grant County has a total area<3> of 1,183 square miles [3,064 km²]. Of this total, 1,147 square miles [2,972 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3%) being water (35.46 square miles [91.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Grant County had a population density of 43.21 people per square mile [16.68 people/km²], making it the state's 39th 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 Grant County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Grant and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Grant County QuickFact (QF-55043).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Clayton (IA)QF-19043   W17,46318,678-6.5%
Dubuque (IA)QF-19061   S93,07289,1434.41%
Jo Daviess (IL)QF-17085   SE21,99022,289-1.34%
CrawfordQF-55023   NW16,73117,243-2.97%
IowaQF-55049   E23,49822,7803.15%
LafayetteQF-55065   SE15,73716,137-2.48%
RichlandQF-55103   N17,84817,924-0.42%

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 Grant. 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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