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Welcome to Beaver Dam ...

The city of Beaver Dam is located in Dodge County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beaver Dam has a population of 16,403 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Beaver Dam.

Beaver Dam is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Beaver Dam: (920) and (274)<5>

Websites for Beaver Dam ...

Official Website:   www.cityofbeaverdam.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.beaverdamchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beaver Dam had an population of 16,403 people. This is an increase of 1.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beaver Dam had a population of 16,214 people (or 18.27% of the total population of Dodge County). This makes Beaver Dam the county's most populous community.

The population of Beaver Dam represents 0.29% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,214 people, the population of Beaver Dam increased 6.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,169 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beaver Dam.

Adding Beaver Dam 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 Beaver Dam 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 Beaver Dam 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 Beaver Dam on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Beaver Dam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Beaver Dam - they are located in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Beaver Dam ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Beaver Dam.

  • Watertown [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
    • Watertown [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Beaver Dam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
  • Waupun [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waupun
    • Waupun [Dodge County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Beaver Dam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,199 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waupun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waupun
  • Columbus [Columbia County]
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    • Columbus [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Beaver Dam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
  • Mayville [Dodge County]
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    • Mayville [Dodge County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Beaver Dam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,890 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Horicon [Dodge County]
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      • Horicon [Dodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Beaver Dam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horicon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horicon
    • Fox Lake [Dodge County]
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      • Fox Lake [Dodge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Beaver Dam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake
    • Juneau [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juneau
      • Juneau [Dodge County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Beaver Dam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juneau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juneau
    • Randolph [Dodge County]
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      • Randolph [Dodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Beaver Dam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Hubbard [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hubbard
      • Hubbard [Dodge County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Beaver Dam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,745 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hubbard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard
    • Fall River [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
      • Fall River [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Beaver Dam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River

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 Beaver Dam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beaver Dam.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Beaver Dam. 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 Beaver Dam.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beaver Dam. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Beaver Dam.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Dodge County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Beaver Dam: www.cityofbeaverdam.com/

The official website for Dodge County: www.co.dodge.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 Dodge, 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 Beaver Dam.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beaver Dam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Beaver Dam) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beaver Dam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beaver Dam

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaver Dam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4639, Longitude: -88.8373       In this case, the coordinates for Beaver Dam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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