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Welcome to Winterset ...

The city of Winterset is located in Madison County and is the County Seat for Madison County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Winterset has a population of 5,318 people<1> (see below for details).

Winterset is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Winterset lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Winterset is located in the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Winterset: 50273<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Winterset had a population of 5,190 people (which is 33.1% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Winterset the county's most populous community.

The population of Winterset represents 0.17% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,190 people, the population of Winterset increased 8.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,768 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Winterset had an population of 5,318 people. This is an increase of 2.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.54% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Winterset.

Communities Also Named Winterset ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Winterset - they are located in Kansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Winterset.

Websites for Winterset ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.madisoncounty.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Winterset, the following might be of interest:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Winterset. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Winterset. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Winterset. Our list includes 26 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Winterset:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winterset ...

Looking for more information about Winterset? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Winterset, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Winterset.

Communities near Winterset ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Adel   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the North (N) of Winterset

Located in Dallas County

Stuart   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Winterset

Located in Guthrie County

Earlham   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Winterset

Van Meter   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Winterset

Located in Dallas County

DeSoto   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Winterset

Located in Dallas County

Saint Charles   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Winterset

Dexter   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Winterset

Located in Dallas County

Truro   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Winterset

New Virginia   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Winterset

Located in Warren County

Martensdale   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Winterset

Located in Warren County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Winterset.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winterset. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.madisoncoia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Winterset.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winterset - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Winterset). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Winterset or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winterset) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Winterset. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winterset

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winterset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3353, Longitude: -94.0133     [Map].

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