Pepin County

Pepin County, Wisconsin

740 7th Ave W
Durand, WI 54736
Phone: (715) 672-8857
Fax: (715) 672-8677
www.co.pepin.wi.us

On central western border of WI, southeast of Saint Paul, MN; organized Feb 25, 1858 from Chippewa County. Name Origin: For Pepin Lake, a widening of the Mississippi River. Named before 1700 by French explorers either for a member of the Duluth expedition, or for the French king, Pepin le Bref (715-768), the father of Charlemagne (742-814)

Area (sq mi):: 248.68 (land 232.28; water 16.40) Population per square mile: 31.80
Population 2005: 7,380 State rank: 69 Population change: 2000-20005 2.30%; 1990-2000 1.50% Population 2000: 7,213 (White 98.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,288; median household $37,609; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,109-$24,407
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Greetings from Pepin County, WI, the home county of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Wisconsin: Pepin County Senior Services, Durand; Wisconsin Association of Aging Unit Directors, Green Bay; Wisconsin Association of Nutrition Directors, Oconto.
A final decision on the field tests, scheduled for Pepin County, Wis.