Monroe County

Monroe County
Camp Douglas, Monroe County; Photographer: Wendy Murkve
County Seat: Sparta
Address:

112 S. Court St.

City: Sparta
Zip: 54656
Phone: 608-269-8705
Land Area: 900.9 sq. miles
Elevation: 793 ft. at Sparta; 1,410 ft. at Wadels Hill; 1,360 ft. at Castle Rock
Number of Lakes: 120
Area in Lakes: 3,437 acres (5.37 sq. miles)
Rivers: Baraboo, Black, Kickapoo, La Crosse, Little La Crosse, Lower Lemonweir
Major Watershed: Mississippi River (West); Wisconsin River (East)
Geographical Province: Northeast Corner: Central Plain; Central and Southwest: Western Upland
Vegetation:

Northwest corner and small area in North Central: White and red pine. North Central: Mostly jack pine and prairie grasses next to white, black and red oak. Northeast corner: Conifer swamp. East Central: Oak savanna. Southeast: White, black and red oak. South Central: Sugar maple, basswood and elm. Southwest: Small area of sedge meadow.

Population:

1930: 28,739
1970: 31,610
1980: 35,074
1990: 36,633
2000: 40,899
2010: 44,673

WCA District: Western