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Census Data for Port Edwards ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Port Edwards a population of 1,758 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Port Edwards a population of 1,818 people.

The village of Port Edwards is located in Wood County. The 2010 Census gave Wood County; a population of 74,749 people. This means that Port Edwards had 2.43% of the county's total population, making it Wood's 6th most populous community.

At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people, meaning that Port Edwards had 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin - making it the state's 485th most populous community.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Port Edwards has a total area of 7.28 square miles [18.8 km²]. Of this total, 6.03 square miles [15.6 km²] is land, with the balance (17.2%) being water (1.25 square miles [3.2 km²]).

Wood County has a land area of 793 square miles [2,054.2 km²]. At 6.03 square miles [15.6 km²], Port Edwards has 0.76% of the county's total land area.

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    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like Port Edwards, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the village.
    • Things like population, area and housing for Port Edwards reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Port Edwards might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   44° 21' 26"   (or 44.36°)
    • Lon:   -89° 51' 1"   (or -89.85°)
    • More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Edwards had 750 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 1,818 people, this averages 2.42 people per Housing Unit.

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    • The 2010 Census shows Port Edwards had a land area of 6.03 square miles [15.6 km²]. This translates to 103.1 Housing Units per square mile [39.79 housing units/km²].
    • From the Census of 2000: Port Edwards had 737 Housing Units, a population of 1,944 people and a land area of 6.04 square miles [15.6 km²]. This gives a density of 2.64 people per Housing Unit and 101.1 Housing Units per square mile [39.05 housing units/km²].
    • Note: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2010 and the 2000 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Port Edwards and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Wood County ...

The community of Port Edwards is located in Wood County<4>.

The county had a population of 74,749 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 1,818 people, Port Edwards represented 2.43% of the county's total.

In addition, where the village of Port Edwards has a population density of 249.8 people per square mile [96.5 people/km²], Wood County averages 94.2 people per square mile [36.39 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Wood County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Port Edwards, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Port Edwards. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

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    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Port Edwards or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Port Edwards, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Port Edwards.

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    • For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   44.357301°   (or 44°21'26" N)
    • Lon:   -89.850366°   (or -89°51'1" W)
    • For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
    • Lat:   44.348788°   (or 44°20'55" N)
    • Lon:   -89.856948°   (or -89°51'25" W)
    • The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 3,546 feet to the northeast<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#1583954) to Port Edwards. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Port Edwards. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   44.346632°   (or 44°20'47" N)
    • Lon:   -89.846514°   (or -89°50'47" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 4,017 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Port Edwards. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Port Edwards.

Miscellaneous Information for Port Edwards ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Wood County or the village of Port Edwards:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Port Edwards:
    • GNIS ID for Port Edwards: 1583954
    • GNIS ID for Wood County: 1581130
    • GNIS ID for State of Wisconsin: 1779806
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Port Edwards is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Port Edwards.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Wood County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Edwards. 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/

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).
<4>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.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 331 degrees and a distance of 3,546 feet.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 14 degrees and a distance of 4,017 feet.




 

 

 

 

 


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