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Welcome to Lake Mills ...

The city of Lake Mills is located in Jefferson County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake Mills: Lk. Mills

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Mills has a population of 5,986 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Lake Mills is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Lake Mills ...

Official Website: www.ci.lake-mills.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Mills had an population of 5,986 people. This is an increase of 4.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Mills had a population of 5,708 people (or 6.82% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Lake Mills the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lake Mills represents 0.1% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 164th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,708 people, the population of Lake Mills increased 17.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,843 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Mills.

Communities Also Named Lake Mills ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Lake Mills - it's located in Iowa.

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

Communities near Lake Mills ...

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

  • Sun Prairie [Dane County]
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    • Sun Prairie [Dane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Lake Mills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
  • Watertown [Jefferson County]
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    • Watertown [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Lake Mills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,370 people
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  • Whitewater [Walworth County]
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    • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Lake Mills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewater
  • Stoughton [Dane County]
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    • Stoughton [Dane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Lake Mills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,218 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County]
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      • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Lake Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Atkinson
    • McFarland [Dane County]
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      • McFarland [Dane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Lake Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jefferson [Jefferson County]
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      • Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Lake Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Cottage Grove [Dane County]
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      • Cottage Grove [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Lake Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,158 people
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    • Edgerton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Rock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Lake Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,595 people
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    • Columbus [Columbia County]
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      • Columbus [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Lake Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus

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

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

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

Adding Lake Mills to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lake Mills 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 Lake Mills was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Mills: www.ci.lake-mills.wi.us/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

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 Jefferson, 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 Lake Mills.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Mills - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Lake Mills) 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 Lake Mills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake MillsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0739, Longitude: -88.9082       In this case, the coordinates for Lake Mills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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