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The 2000 Census showed that Trempealeau County had a population of 27,010 people. This represented 0.5% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 45th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Trempealeau had a population of 27,754 people. This is an increase of 2.75% 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
201028,816+6.69%+3.83% since 2009
200927,754+2.75%+0.25% since 2008
200827,684+2.5%-0.09% since 2007
200727,710+2.59%+0.13% since 2006
200627,673+2.45%+0.44% since 2005
200527,553+2.01%+1.03% since 2004
200427,271+0.97%+0.59% since 2003
200327,110+0.37%+0.2% since 2002
200227,057+0.17%+0.11% since 2001
200027,010The Last Census

Trempealeau County had 11,482 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Trempealeau County has a total area<3> of 741 square miles [1,921 km²]. Of this total, 734 square miles [1,901 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.06%) being water (7.9 square miles [20.47 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Trempealeau County had a population density of 36.79 people per square mile [14.21 people/km²], making it the state's 41st 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 Trempealeau County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Trempealeau and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Trempealeau County QuickFact (QF-55121).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Winona (MN)QF-27169   SW49,43649,985-1.1%
BuffaloQF-55011   W13,42513,804-2.75%
Eau ClaireQF-55035   N99,40993,1426.73%
JacksonQF-55053   E19,88619,1004.12%
La CrosseQF-55063   S113,679107,1206.12%

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 Trempealeau. 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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