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The 2000 Census showed that Oconto County had a population of 35,634 people. This represented 0.66% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 39th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Oconto had a population of 37,149 people. This is an increase of 4.25% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,660+5.69%+1.38% since 2009
200937,149+4.25%-0.45% since 2008
200637,357+4.84%+0.36% since 2005
200537,224+4.46%+0.36% since 2004
200437,090+4.09%+1.09% since 2003
200336,690+2.96%+0.97% since 2002
200236,339+1.98%+0.69% since 2001
200136,091+1.28%+1.28% since 2000
200035,634The Last Census

Oconto County had 19,812 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Oconto County has a total area<3> of 1,149 square miles [2,976 km²]. Of this total, 997 square miles [2,584 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (13.15%) being water (151.1 square miles [391.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Oconto County had a population density of 35.71 people per square mile [13.79 people/km²], making it the state's 43rd most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Oconto County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Oconto and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Oconto County QuickFact (QF-55083).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Oconto County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Oconto County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BrownQF-55009   S247,319226,7789.06%
ForestQF-55041   NW9,60510,024-4.18%
LangladeQF-55067   W20,00820,740-3.53%
MarinetteQF-55075   NE41,96843,384-3.26%
MenomineeQF-55078   W4,5134,562-1.07%
ShawanoQF-55115   SW41,16640,6641.23%

Green Bay and Lake Michigan lies to the southeast.

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Census QuickFact for Oconto County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Oconto. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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