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The 2000 Census showed that Wood County had a population of 75,555 people. This represented 1.41% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Wood had a population of 73,932 people. This is a decrease of 2.15% 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
201074,749-1.07%+1.11% since 2009
200973,932-2.15%+0.12% since 2008
200773,827-2.29%-0.26% since 2006
200674,021-2.03%-0.64% since 2005
200574,496-1.4%-0.39% since 2004
200474,791-1.01%-0.15% since 2003
200374,905-0.86%-0.28% since 2002
200275,112-0.59%-0.32% since 2001
200175,356-0.26%-0.26% since 2000
200075,555The Last Census

Wood County had 31,691 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Wood County has a total area<3> of 809 square miles [2,096 km²]. Of this total, 792 square miles [2,053 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.06%) being water (16.68 square miles [43.19 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Wood County had a population density of 95.3 people per square mile [36.8 people/km²], making it the state's 21st 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 Wood County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Wood and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Wood County QuickFact (QF-55141).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Wisconsin RapidsQF-558820017,48618,435-5.15%
Grand RapidsQF-55301257,6507,801-1.94%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AdamsQF-55001   S20,08818,6437.75%
ClarkQF-55019   NW33,42633,557-0.39%
JacksonQF-55053   W19,88619,1004.12%
JuneauQF-55057   S26,45124,3168.78%
MarathonQF-55073   N131,612125,8344.59%
PortageQF-55097   E69,17667,1822.97%

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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 Wood. 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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