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Columbia County, WI Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 587
Portage, WI 53901 www.co.columbia.wi.us/ColumbiaCou...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 608-742-9642
F: 608-742-9601
Couriers: 400 DeWitt St
Portage, WI 53901
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Family, Juvenile, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile or paternity records released
Register in Probate
PO Box 587
Portage, WI 53901 www.co.columbia.wi.us/columbiacou...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 715-742-9636
F: 715-742-9601
Couriers: 400 DeWitt St
Portage, WI 53901
Jurisdiction: Probate
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Columbia County, WI Vital Records

Contact the Columbia County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Columbia County
Register of Deeds
400 DeWitt St
www.co.columbia.wi.us/ColumbiaCou...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 608-742-9677
Fax: 608-742-9875
Recorded Documents

Columbia County Vital Certificates

Columbia County Vital Certificates

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Columbia County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 773.79 sq mi
Population (2009): 55,170
  • Females: 49.3%
  • White: 96.9%
  • Black/African American: 1.2%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 94.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 2,703
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 7.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 86.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 22,685
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.8%
Migration Flow to Columbia County, WI from (2007-2008):

Columbia County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,058,864
  • Construction: $85,470
  • Retail Trade: $74,122
  • Professional and Technical Services: $26,020
  • Healthcare: $100,284
  • Banking: $27,259
  • Retail Trade: $74,122
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $31,906
  • Manufacturing: $296,302
  • Farms: $25,788
  • Government: $178,348
Employed (2000): 27,324
Unemployed (2000): 989
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $37,230
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,142
Local Government Revenue (2007): $192,442 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $155,285 (thou. dol.)

Columbia County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 679
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.3
Deaths (2007): 505
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 5
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.4

Columbia County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 100
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 18
  • Robbery: 2
  • Aggravated Assault: 80
Property Crimes (2008): 1,211
  • Burglary: 244
  • Larceny-Theft: 937
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 30

Columbia County Genealogy Records