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Wisconsin Almanac

The Wisconsin Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Wisconsin.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Wisconsin. W-X-Y-Z, Vol. 21. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 352. PAGE. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union May 29, 1848
Capital Madison, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Badger State, Dairy State, Cheese State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Forward, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 65,503 square miles Rank among states 23rd
Land area 54,314 square miles Rank among states 25th
Water area 11,190 square miles Rank among states 4th
Greatest distance East to West 293 miles
Greatest distance North to South 314 miles
Highest point 1,951 feet (Timms Hill) Rank among states 39th
Lowest point 581 feet (Lake Michigan) Rank among states 39th
Mean elevation 1,050 feet Rank among states 24th
Highest recorded temperature 114 degrees on July 13, 1936 at Wisconsin Dells
Lowest recorded temperature -55 degrees on February 4, 1996 at Couderay
Highest monthly average temperature 82.8 degrees Rank among states 44th
Lowest monthly average temperature 5.4 degrees Rank among states 5th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 31 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
5,363,675 Rank among states 18th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
98.75 Rank among states 24th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Milwaukee 596,974 6. Appleton 70,087
2. Madison 208,054 7. Waukesha 64,825
3. Green Bay 102,313 8. Oshkosh 62,916
4. Kenosha 90,352 9. Eau Claire 61,704
5. Racine 81,855 10. West Allis 61,254
Median age 32.9
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 75.36 Rank among states 6th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,054.1 Rank among states 41st
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 264.4 Rank among states 43rd
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 3,789.7 Rank among states 40th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$28,100 Rank among states 19th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,878 Rank among states 21st
Median household income (1993) $31,766 Rank among states 20th

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Wisconsin Almanac

Wisconsin Almanac, by Jerry Minnich. 200 pages. Publisher: Trails Media Group (April 30, 2006)

Great-grandpa and grandma turned to their almanac for practical wisdom and wholesome entertainment. The Wisconsin Almanac brings you the same information, advice, and fun that gardeners and homemakers have relied on for generations—all specially selected for the Badger state!

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