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

The community of Ellsworth is the Seat for Pierce County.

Pierce County was founded in 1853 and was created by taking area from Saint CroixCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pierce had a population of 40,081 people. This is an increase of 8.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 36,804 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pierce represented 0.69% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 37th 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
201041,019+11.45%+2.34% since 2009
200940,081+8.9%-0.29% since 2008
200840,196+9.22%+1.07% since 2007
200036,804The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
River Falls   14,53912,56015.76% increase  
Prescott   3,9143,7643.99% increase  
Ellsworth   3,0972,9096.46% increase  
River Falls   2,3022,304  
Oak Grove   2,1361,52240.34% increase  

Websites for Pierce County

Official Website:   www.co.pierce.wi.us/

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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