Dodge County, Wisconsin, is a blend of rich agricultural resources, historic sites, and strong technological assets. Home to a collection of charming communities, Dodge County’s small towns offer a relaxing respite from urban life.
With 31 lakes and 50 rivers and streams, Dodge County is home to the 32,000 acre Horicon Marsh, the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Locals pass leisurely afternoons on the marsh watching the thousands of birds that pass through each spring and fall. And on Beaver Dam Lake, residents and visitors alike enjoy great fishing and abundant recreation.
In celebration of its dairy heritage, Dodge County hosts the annual Midwest Cream Cheese Competition and Taste of Wisconsin beer and cheese tasting festival. For the active among us, the Wild Goose State Trail, which begins in Dodge County, offers 34 miles of hiking, biking, and snowmobiling with a separate 7.5 mile horseback-riding trail running alongside it.
Major industries in Dodge County include manufacturing, healthcare, and retail trade. Top employers include Quad/Graphics, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, and John Deere Company. Dodge County’s 2010 population was 88,759. The county seat is Juneau.
Dodge County is served by the Dodge County Planning and Economic Development.
Dean W. Perlick, Manager of Planning and Economic Development