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Welcome to Grand Rapids ...

The Town of Grand Rapids is located in Wood County<1>.

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

When the people of Grand Rapids refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Grand Rapidian<3>

A typical abbreviation for Grand Rapids: Grand Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Grand Rapids has a population of 7,417 people<4> (see below for details).

Grand Rapids is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Grand Rapids: (715) & (534)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grand Rapids had an population of 7,417 people. This is a decrease of 3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Grand Rapids had a population of 7,646 people (or 10.23% of the total population of Wood County). This makes Grand Rapids the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Grand Rapids represents 0.13% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 127th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,646 people, the population of Grand Rapids decreased 1.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,801 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grand Rapids.

Communities near Grand Rapids ...

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

  • Stevens Point [Portage County]
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    • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Point
  • Plover [Portage County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
    • Plover [Portage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,099 people
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  • Hull [Portage County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
    • Hull [Portage County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,511 people
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  • Saratoga [Wood County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
    • Saratoga [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Grand Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,949 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stockton [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Portage County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,005 people
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    • Rome [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
      • Rome [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,752 people
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    • Nekoosa [Wood County]
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      • Nekoosa [Wood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,422 people
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    • Whiting [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiting
      • Whiting [Portage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
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    • Plover [Portage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
      • Plover [Portage County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,662 people
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    • Port Edwards [Wood County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Edwards have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Edwards
      • Port Edwards [Wood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,349 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 Grand Rapids. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grand Rapids.

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

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

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About Wood County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.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 Wood, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Grand Rapids refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Grand Rapids may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Rapids.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grand Rapids - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Grand Rapids) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3775, Longitude: -89.7665       In this case, the coordinates for Grand Rapids have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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