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Time Zone: Grant County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lancaster is the Seat for Grant County.

Grant County was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grant had a population of 48,965 people. This is a decrease of 1.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 49,597 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grant represented 0.92% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

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
200049,597The Last Census

More information can be found on the Grant County Census Page for Grant County.


Below are some of the communities located in Grant County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Grant County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Platteville   10,2889,9892.99% increase  
Lancaster   3,7944,0706.78% decrease  
Boscobel   3,1383,0472.99% increase  
Fennimore   2,1982,3877.92% decrease  
Jamestown   2,0912,0770.67% increase  

Websites for Grant County

Official Website:   www.grantcounty.org/

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<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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