CLARK County, WI
Clark County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,690. Its county seat is Neillsville.
Clark County was founded in 1853 and organized the following year. It was named for A. W. Clark, an early settler, or for General George Rogers Clark.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of , of which is land and (0.7%) is water.
Demographics and religion statistics
As of the census of 2000, there were 33,557 people, 12,047 households, and 8,673 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km2). There were 13,531 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.05% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.0% were of German, 9.0% Polish, 6.2% Norwegian and 6.1% United States or American ancestry. 6.62% reported speaking German, Pennsylvania German, or Dutch at home; an additional 1.34% speak Spanish.
There were 12,047 households, out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 29.90% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.
In 2017, there were 554 births, giving a general fertility rate of 99.2 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the second highest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. 184 of the births occurred at home, more than any other Wisconsin county.
In 2010, the largest religious groups by reported number of adherents in Clark County were Catholic at 9,535 adherents, Missouri Synod Lutheran at 2,459 adherents, ELCA Lutheran at 2,281 adherents, Amish at 1,986 adherents, United Church of Christ at 959 adherents, Wisconsin Synod Lutheran at 891 adherents, and United Methodist at 577 adherents.
In 2013 there were 16 Amish church districts in Clark County.
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