Place:Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

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Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,833. Its county seat and largest city is Portage.

Columbia County is part of the Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Madison-Janesville-Beloit, WI Combined Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1826 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1851 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 9,565
1860 24,441
1870 28,802
1880 28,065
1890 28,350
1900 31,121
1910 31,129
1920 30,468
1930 30,503
1940 32,517
1950 34,023
1960 36,708
1970 40,150
1980 43,222
1990 45,088

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