Sauk County, Wisconsin

Sauk County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin in the United States. In the census in 2010, the County had 61 976 inhabitants and a population density of 28.6 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Baraboo, which was named after the Baraboo River.


The County is located in south-central Wisconsin and has an area of ​​2197 square kilometers, of which 28 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered by the following counties:


The Sauk County was formed on January 11, 1840 from parts of Crawford County, Dane County and Portage County. It was named after the indigenous people of the Sauk.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in Sauk County 55 225 people in 21 644 households. 14,869 families living in the county. The population density was 25 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 97.37 percent White, 0.26 percent African American, 0.87 percent Native American, 0.26 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.59 percent from other races groups; 0.64 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.70 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, were members of the various groups mentioned.

Of the 21 644 households out of which 32.6 percent of children under the age of 18 living with them. 56.8 percent were married couples living together, 8.1 percent were single mothers. 31.3 percent were non-families. 25.2 percent of all households and 10.6 percent living alone who is 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size is 3.03 people.

26.0 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 7.4 percent between 18 to 24, 29.3 percent between 25 and 44, 22.8 percent between 45 and 64, and 14.5 percent were 65 years or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males.

Places in Sauk County


  • Baraboo
  • Reedsburg
  • Wisconsin Dells1


  • Cazenovia2
  • Ironton
  • La Valle
  • Lake Delton
  • Lime Ridge
  • Loganville
  • Merrimac
  • North Freedom
  • Plain
  • Prairie du Sac
  • Rock Springs
  • Sauk City
  • Spring Green
  • West Baraboo

Census-designated place (CDP )

  • Lake Wisconsin3

1 - partly in Adams, Columbia and Juneau County 2 - partially in Richland County 3 - partially in Columbia County


  • Devil's Lake State Park ( Wisconsin)
  • Mirror Lake State Park
  • Natural Bridge State Park ( Wisconsin)