Douglas County (Wisconsin)

The Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010, the County had 44 159 inhabitants and a population density of 13 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is superior, which was named after Lake Superior.

The Douglas County is part of the nationwide multi-state metropolitan Twin Ports to the port cities of Superior and Duluth, Minnesota.


The County is located in the northwest corner of Wisconsin and is bordered to the north by Lake Superior, one of the five Great Lakes. In the West, the Douglas County is adjacent to Minnesota. The Douglas County has an area of ​​3833 square kilometers, of which 442 square kilometers are water surface.

In the northwest, the County of Saint Louis River and its estuary into Lake Superior is limited. A little further east flows through the Nemadji River to its mouth in Lake Superior to the north-west of the county. Behind the watershed between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River rises in the middle south of the county of Saint Croix River, a left tributary of the Mississippi.

At the Douglas County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


Douglas County was formed on February 9, 1854 as the original County from the Wisconsin Territory. It was named after Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), a U.S. senator and presidential candidate.


According to the census in 2010 lived in Douglas County 44 159 people in 19,166 households. The population density was 13 people per square kilometer. In the 19,166 households lived statistically 2.22 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 93.2 percent white, 1.2 percent African American, 2.0 percent Native American, 0.9 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 2.8 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 1.2 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

21.0 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 63.9 percent were between 18 and 64, and 15.1 percent were 65 years or older. 50.1 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 45,370. The per capita income was $ 24,943. 13.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Douglas County


  • Superior


  • Lake Nebagamon
  • Oliver
  • Poplar
  • Solon Springs
  • Superior ( Village )

Census-designated places (CDP )

  • Brule
  • Gordon

Other Unincorporated communities

  • Ambridge
  • If amnicon
  • Anton
  • Beebe
  • Bellwood
  • Bennett
  • Black River
  • Blueberry
  • Borea
  • Boylston
  • Boylston Junction
  • Carnegie
  • Chaffey
  • Cloverland
  • Cozy Corner
  • Cutter
  • Dairyland
  • Dedham
  • Dewey
  • Dobie
  • Four Corners
  • Foxboro
  • Hawthorne
  • Hillcrest
  • Hines
  • Maple
  • Middle River
  • Moose Junction
  • Parkland
  • Pacov
  • Peyton
  • Pokegama
  • Riverview
  • Rock Mont
  • Saunders
  • Sauntry
  • South Itasca
  • South Range
  • Sunnyside
  • Waino
  • Wascott
  • Wentworth
  • Winneboujou


The Douglas County is divided into 16 Towns in addition to a City and the five Villages: