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Douglas County Wisconsin is located in the North-West corner of the state with the County Seat located in Superior. As of the 2010 Census the county population was 44,159. Douglas County covers 1,480 square miles and includes local government units of 1 City, 5 villages and 16 Towns.
Named after Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas. The county was established in 1854. The county is boarded by Lake Superior on the north and the State of Minnesota on the West. Douglas county has 431 Lakes covering 14,113 acres and rivers including the Amnicon, Black, Bois Brule, Eau Claire, Middle, Moose, nemadji, Ounce, Pokegama, Poplar, St. Croix, Spruce, Totagatic and Upper Tamarack.
Douglas County is home to the University of Wisconsin – Superior with an enrollment of 2600 and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Major industries sectors include manufacturing, petroleum, wood products and tourism. Douglas County is a transportation hub for shipping, railroads, trucking and pipeline.