RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Town of Lorain, Wisconsin

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WI
Communities

















Welcome to Lorain ...

The Town of Lorain is located in Polk County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Lorain has a population of 276 people<3> (see below for details).

Lorain is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Lorain: (715) & (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lorain had an population of 276 people. This is a decrease of 2.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Lorain had a population of 284 people. This makes Lorain the county's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 284 people, the population of Lorain decreased 13.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 328 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lorain.

Communities near Lorain ...

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

  • Spooner [Washburn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spooner
    • Spooner [Washburn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Lorain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spooner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spooner
  • Cumberland [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland [Barron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Lorain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,103 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
  • Shell Lake [Washburn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Lake
    • Shell Lake [Washburn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Lorain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,310 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Lake
  • Milltown [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
    • Milltown [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Lorain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meenon [Burnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meenon
      • Meenon [Burnett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meenon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meenon
    • Apple River [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple River
      • Apple River [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple River
    • Evergreen [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Washburn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Frederic [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederic
      • Frederic [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederic
    • Luck [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luck
      • Luck [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,051 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luck
    • Balsam Lake [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balsam Lake
      • Balsam Lake [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Lorain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 982 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balsam Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balsam Lake

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lorain ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About Polk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.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 Polk, 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 Lorain.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lorain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lorain) 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 Lorain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lorain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lorain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6852, Longitude: -92.2199       In this case, the coordinates for Lorain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 25 Feb 2021