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Lake Mills, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Lake Mills ...

The city of Lake Mills is located in Jefferson County.

The location of Lake Mills has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Lake Mills: Lk. Mills

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lake Mills has a population of 5,898 people<2> (see below for details).

Lake Mills is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Mills had a population of 5,708 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 4,843 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lake Mills had an population of 5,898 people. This is an increase of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.78% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Lake Mills ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Columbus   [Map]   5,031   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   6,939   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Edgerton   [Map]   5,579   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,482   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   8,015   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
McFarland   [Map]   8,449   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake Mills. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Mills. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lake Mills:

Websites for Lake Mills ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Mills ...

Looking for more information about Lake Mills? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Jefferson County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Mills:

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake Mills.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Mills - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Mills) 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 Lake Mills. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Mills

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Mills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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