Vilas County

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Vilas County, Wisconsin

330 Court St
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: (715) 479-3600
Fax: (715) 479-3605
www.co.vilas.wi.us

On central northern border of WI; organized Apr 12, 1893 from Oneida County. Name Origin: For Col. William Freeman Vilas (1840-1908), officer in the Civil War, U.S. postmaster general (1885-88), U.S. secretary of the interior (1888-89), and U.S. senator from WI (1891-97)

Area (sq mi):: 1017.85 (land 873.72; water 144.13) Population per square mile: 25.60
Population 2005: 22,330 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 6.20%; 1990-2000 18.80% Population 2000: 21,033 (White 89.20%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 10.00%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 45.80
Income 2000: per capita $18,361; median household $33,759; Population below poverty level: 8.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,497-$25,664
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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