Sauk County

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Sauk County, Wisconsin

505 Broadway
Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: (608) 355-3286
Fax: (608) 355-3522
www.co.sauk.wi.us

In south-central WI, northwest of Madison; organized Jan 11, 1840 (prior to statehood) from a territorial county. Name Origin: Shortened form of Saukie, a local Indian tribe; French form is Sac. Meaning of the name is unclear: possibly 'something sprouting up' or 'yellow earth' from which their tradition says their first male sprang.

Area (sq mi):: 848.43 (land 837.63; water 10.80) Population per square mile: 68.90
Population 2005: 57,746 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 4.60%; 1990-2000 17.60% Population 2000: 55,225 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 37.30
Income 2000: per capita $19,695; median household $41,941; Population below poverty level: 7.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,348-$28,780
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 20.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Baraboo County seat (10,771)

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