Pepin County

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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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Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins has seen every species of evil that breeds in those metropolitan dead ends, and she's chosen to come to roost in the much quieter countryside of Pepin County, Wisconsin.