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Welcome to Iron Ridge ...

The village of Iron Ridge is located in Dodge County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Iron Ridge, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1849.

A typical abbreviation for Iron Ridge: Iron Rdg. (or less commonly used: Iron Rdge. or Iron Ridg.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Iron Ridge has a population of 891 people<2> (see below for details).

Iron Ridge is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Iron Ridge: (920) and (274)<4>

The ZIP code for Iron Ridge: 53035<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Iron Ridge had an population of 891 people. This is a decrease of 4.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Iron Ridge had a population of 929 people. This makes Iron Ridge the county's 30th most populous community.

The population of Iron Ridge represents 0.02% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 946th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 929 people, the population of Iron Ridge decreased 6.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 998 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Iron Ridge.

Communities Also Named Iron Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Iron Ridge - it's located in Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Iron Ridge ...

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

  • West Bend
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bend
    • West Bend is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,478 people
  • Watertown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
    • Watertown is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,370 people
  • Beaver Dam
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam is located in Dodge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,303 people
  • Hartford
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,675 people
  • Richfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
    • Richfield is located in Washington County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 11,530 people
  • Waupun
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waupun have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waupun
    • Waupun is located in Dodge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,271 people
  • Jackson
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,256 people
  • Slinger
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slinger have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slinger
    • Slinger is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,704 people
  • Mayville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
    • Mayville is located in Dodge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,829 people
  • Kewaskum
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kewaskum have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kewaskum
    • Kewaskum is located in Fond du Lac County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,296 people

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

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

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

Adding Iron Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Iron Ridge was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Iron Ridge post office opened in 1849.

We also found Iron Ridge in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Iron Ridge.

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

The official website for Dodge County: www.co.dodge.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 Dodge, 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 Iron Ridge.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iron Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).
<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 village (such as Iron Ridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Iron Ridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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