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Welcome to Colby ...

The city of Colby is primarily located in Clark County. A portion of Colby extends into Marathon County.

The location of Colby has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Colby has a population of 1,889 people<2> (see below for details).

Colby is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Colby: (715) and (534)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colby had a population of 1,852 people (or 5.34% of the total population of Clark County). This makes Colby the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Colby represents 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 478th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,852 people, the population of Colby increased 14.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,616 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Colby had an population of 1,889 people. This is an increase of 2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.89% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Colby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Colby - they are located in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington.

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

Communities near Colby ...

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

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    • Marshfield [Wood County]

      • Marshfield [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Colby
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    • Medford [Taylor County]

      • Medford [Taylor County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Colby
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    • Medford [Taylor County]

      • Medford [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Colby
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    • McMillan [Marathon County]

      • McMillan [Marathon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Colby
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    • Spencer [Marathon County]

      • Spencer [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Colby
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    • Spencer [Marathon County]

      • Spencer [Marathon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Colby
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    • Stratford [Marathon County]

      • Stratford [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Colby
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    • Lincoln [Wood County]

      • Lincoln [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Colby
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    • Cleveland [Marathon County]

      • Cleveland [Marathon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Colby
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    • Edgar [Marathon County]

      • Edgar [Marathon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Colby
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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 Colby. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colby.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.wi.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colby.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colby) 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 Colby. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Colby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9114, Longitude: -90.3215       In this case, the coordinates for Colby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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