FLORENCE County, WI
Florence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,423, making it the second-least populous county in Wisconsin after Menominee County. Its county seat is Florence.
Florence County is part of the Iron Mountain, MI–WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Florence County was founded in 1882. Florence County takes its name from the Florence Mining Company.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of , of which is land and (1.9%) is water.
National protected area
At the 2000 census there were 5,088 people, 2,133 households, and 1,441 families in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km2). There were 4,239 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.17% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.6% were of German, 11.6% Swedish, 8.4% Polish, 8.2% Italian, 6.6% French, 5.9% English, 5.4% French Canadian and 5.2% Irish ancestry.
Of the 2,133 households 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 27.90% of households were one person and 12.50% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.
The age distribution was 22.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.50 males.
In 2017, there were 31 births, giving a general fertility rate of 57.9 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 21st lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. 10 of the births were to unmarried mothers, 21 were to married mothers. Additionally, there were fewer than five reported induced abortions performed on women of Florence County residence in 2017.
Florence County is one of only two counties in Wisconsin with no incorporated communities, the other being Menominee County.
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