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The 2000 Census showed that Pepin County had a population of 7,213 people. This represented 0.13% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 69th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pepin had a population of 7,293 people. This is an increase of 1.11% 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
20107,469+3.55%+2.41% since 2009
20097,293+1.11%-0.9% since 2008
20087,359+2.02%-0.24% since 2007
20067,371+2.19%-0.49% since 2005
20057,407+2.69%+0.16% since 2004
20047,395+2.52%+0.96% since 2003
20027,319+1.47%+1.06% since 2001
20017,242+0.4%+0.4% since 2000
20007,213The Last Census

Pepin County had 3,036 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pepin County has a total area<3> of 248.7 square miles [644 km²]. Of this total, 232.3 square miles [601 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.59%) being water (16.4 square miles [42.48 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pepin County had a population density of 31.05 people per square mile [11.99 people/km²], making it the state's 48th 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 Pepin County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pepin and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Pepin County QuickFact (QF-55091).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Goodhue (MN)QF-27049   W45,83644,1273.87%
Wabasha (MN)QF-27157   SW21,88421,6101.27%
BuffaloQF-55011   SE13,42513,804-2.75%
DunnQF-55033   N42,96839,8587.8%
Eau ClaireQF-55035   NE99,40993,1426.73%
PierceQF-55093   NW40,08136,8048.9%

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 Pepin. 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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