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Welcome to Eagle River ...

The city of Eagle River is primarily located in Vilas County<1> and is the County Seat for Vilas County. A portion of Eagle River extends into Oneida County.

A typical abbreviation for Eagle River: Eagle Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eagle River has a population of 1,580 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Eagle River is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Eagle River: (715) and (534)<4>

The ZIP code for Eagle River: 54521<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eagle River had an population of 1,580 people. This is an increase of 13.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eagle River had a population of 1,398 people (which is 6.52% of the total population of Vilas County). This makes Eagle River the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Eagle River represents 0.02% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 632nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,398 people, the population of Eagle River decreased 3.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,443 people).

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

Communities Also Named Eagle River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Eagle River - they are located in Alaska, Michigan, Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario.

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

Communities near Eagle River ...

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

  • Land O'Lakes [Vilas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Land O'Lakes
    • Land O'Lakes [Vilas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Eagle River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Land O'Lakes
  • Conover [Vilas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conover
    • Conover [Vilas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Eagle River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
  • Sugar Camp [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Camp
    • Sugar Camp [Oneida County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Eagle River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Camp
  • Saint Germain [Vilas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Germain
    • Saint Germain [Vilas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Eagle River
    • Former names for Saint Germain:
    • Farmington
    • Lakewood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Germain
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Phelps [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Vilas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Eagle River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
    • Sayner [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayner
      • Sayner [Vilas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Eagle River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayner
    • Katakitckon Indian Village [Gogebic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Katakitckon Indian Village
      • Katakitckon Indian Village [Gogebic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Eagle River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Katakitckon Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Katakitckon Indian Village
    • Gagen [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gagen
      • Gagen [Oneida County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Eagle River
      • 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
    • Hiles [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiles
      • Hiles [Forest County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Eagle River
      • 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
    • Newbold [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbold
      • Newbold [Oneida County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Eagle River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbold have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbold

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eagle River. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Eagle River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eagle River ...

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

Adding Eagle River to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eagle 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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Eagle River was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Vilas County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Vilas County: www.co.vilas.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 Vilas, 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 Eagle River.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eagle River - 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 Eagle River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eagle River 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eagle River) 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 Eagle River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eagle RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9175, Longitude: -89.2493    
<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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