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Welcome to Crandon ...

The city of Crandon is located in Forest County<1> and is the County Seat for Forest County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Crandon has a population of 1,806 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Crandon is 1,620 feet [494 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Crandon: (715) & (534)<4>

The ZIP code for Crandon: 54520<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Crandon had an population of 1,806 people. This is a decrease of 5.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Crandon had a population of 1,920 people (which is 20.64% of the total population of Forest County). This makes Crandon the county's most populous community.

The population of Crandon represents 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 464th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,920 people, the population of Crandon decreased 2.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,961 people).

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

Communities Also Named Crandon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Crandon - they are located in Maryland, South Dakota and Virginia.

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

Communities near Crandon ...

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

  • Mole Lake [Forest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mole Lake
    • Mole Lake [Forest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Crandon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mole Lake
  • Atkins [Forest County]
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    • Atkins [Forest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Crandon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
  • Hiles [Forest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiles
    • Hiles [Forest County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Crandon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiles have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiles
  • Jennings [Oneida County]
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    • Jennings [Oneida County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Crandon
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Laona [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laona
      • Laona [Forest County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Crandon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laona
    • Gagen [Oneida County]
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      • Gagen [Oneida County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Crandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gagen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gagen
    • Monico [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monico
      • Monico [Oneida County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Crandon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monico
    • Padus [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Padus
      • Padus [Forest County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Crandon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Padus
    • Post Lake [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Lake
      • Post Lake [Langlade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Crandon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Lake
    • Freeman [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
      • Freeman [Langlade County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Crandon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Crandon. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Crandon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crandon ...

Looking for more information about Crandon? 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 Crandon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Crandon.

Adding Crandon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Crandon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Crandon on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Forest, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Crandon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Crandon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>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 Crandon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Crandon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Crandon) 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 Crandon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CrandonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crandon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5720, Longitude: -88.9034    
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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