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

The community of Wisconsin Rapids is the Seat for Wood County.

Wood County was founded in 1856 and was created by taking area from PortageCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wood had a population of 73,932 people. This is a decrease of 2.15% since the last Census (which gave a population of 75,555 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wood represented 1.41% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 20th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201074,749-1.07%+1.11% since 2009
200973,932-2.15%+0.12% since 2008
200873,841-2.27% 
200773,827-2.29% 
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200075,555The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Marshfield   18,81418,800  
Wisconsin Rapids   17,48618,4355.15% decrease  
Grand Rapids   7,6507,8011.94% decrease  
Saratoga   5,3685,3830.28% decrease  
Nekoosa   2,5062,5903.24% decrease  

Websites for Wood County

Official Website:   www.co.wood.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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