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Price County, Wisconsin

Price County, Wisconsin
Price County courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Price County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1882
Named for William T. Price
Seat Phillips
Largest city Park Falls
 • Total 1,278 sq mi (3,310 km2)
 • Land 1,254 sq mi (3,248 km2)
 • Water 24 sq mi (62 km2), 1.9%
 • (2010) 14,159
 • Density 11/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.wi.price.cowww
Timms Hill, the highest natural point in Wisconsin at 1951.5 feet is located in the Town of Hill, Price County.

Price County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,159.[1] Its county seat is Phillips.[2]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • Major highways 2.2
    • Airports 2.3
    • National protected area 2.4
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Census-designated place 4.4
    • Unincorporated communities 4.5
    • Ghost towns 4.6
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Price County was created on March 3, 1879, when Wisconsin Governor

  • Price County
  • Price County Historical Society

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "Here's How Iron Got Its Name". The Rhinelander Daily News. June 16, 1932. p. 2. Retrieved August 24, 2014 – via  
  5. ^ William Thompson Price, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  6. ^ Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, A. Warner, 1891–1892, p. 353.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also

Ghost towns

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated place




Phillips, Wisconsin is located in Price County


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.00 males.

There were 6,564 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 15,822 people, 6,564 households, and 4,417 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 9,574 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.4% were of German, 6.5% Norwegian, 5.9% Swedish, 5.4% Polish, 5.2% Irish and 5.0% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Price County


National protected area

  • KPBH - Price County Airport
  • KPKF - Park Falls Municipal Airport
  • 5N2 - Prentice Airport


Major highways

Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,278 square miles (3,310 km2), of which 1,254 square miles (3,250 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (1.9%) is water.[7] The highest natural point in Wisconsin, Timms Hill at 1,951 feet (595 m), is located in Price County.


The first white settler in what is now Price County was Major Isaac Stone, who located on the Spirit River in 1860 to engage in lumbering.[6]

counties. Lincoln and Chippewa The county was formed from portions of [5] and an early logger in Price County; he later was elected to the U.S. Congress.Wisconsin Senate was President of [4] (1824–1886), for whom Price County was named,William T. Price [3]

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