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Welcome to Apple River ...

The Town of Apple River is located in Polk County<1>.

The location of Apple River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Apple River: Apple Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Apple River has a population of 1,151 people<3> (see below for details).

Apple River is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Apple River: (715) & (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Apple River had an population of 1,151 people. This is an increase of 0.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Apple River had a population of 1,146 people. This makes Apple River the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Apple River represents 0.02% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 756th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,146 people, the population of Apple River increased 7.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,067 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Apple River.

Adding Apple River to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Apple River in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Apple River elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Apple River on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Apple River ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Apple River.

  • Osceola [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
    • Osceola [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Apple River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,888 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
  • Amery [Polk County]
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    • Amery [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Apple River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,812 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amery
  • Alden [Polk County]
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    • Alden [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Apple River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
  • Osceola [Polk County]
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    • Osceola [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Apple River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,556 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lincoln [Polk County]
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      • Lincoln [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Apple River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,186 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Cumberland [Barron County]
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      • Cumberland [Barron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Apple River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Saint Croix Falls [Polk County]
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      • Saint Croix Falls [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Apple River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,046 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Croix Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Croix Falls
    • Eureka [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Apple River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
    • Garfield [Polk County]
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      • Garfield [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Apple River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
    • Balsam Lake [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balsam Lake
      • Balsam Lake [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Apple River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balsam Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balsam Lake

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Apple River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Apple River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Apple River. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Apple River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Apple River. See our Newspapers Page for Apple River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Apple River ...

Looking for more information about Apple River? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Apple River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Apple River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Polk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Apple River.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Apple River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Apple River) 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 Apple River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Apple River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apple River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4319, Longitude: -92.3457       In this case, the coordinates for Apple River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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