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Welcome to Colby ...

The city of Colby is primarily located in Clark County<1>. A portion of Colby extends into Marathon County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colby has a population of 1,949 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Colby is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Colby: (715) and (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colby had an population of 1,949 people. This is an increase of 5.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colby had a population of 1,852 people (which is 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 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 (which had a count of 1,616 people).

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

Adding Colby 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 Colby 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 Colby 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 Colby on our Genealogy Page.

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.

  • Marshfield [Wood County]
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    • Marshfield [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Colby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,471 people
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  • Medford [Taylor County]
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    • Medford [Taylor County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Colby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,282 people
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  • Medford [Taylor County]
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    • Medford [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Colby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • McMillan [Marathon County]
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    • McMillan [Marathon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Colby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,103 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMillan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spencer [Marathon County]
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      • Spencer [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Colby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,878 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Spencer [Marathon County]
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      • Spencer [Marathon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Colby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stratford [Marathon County]
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      • Stratford [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Colby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincoln [Wood County]
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      • Lincoln [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Colby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,531 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.
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    • Cleveland [Marathon County]
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      • Cleveland [Marathon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Colby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Edgar [Marathon County]
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      • Edgar [Marathon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Colby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,442 people
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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.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Clark, 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 Colby.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colby - 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 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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