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Welcome to Prairie Lake ...

The Town of Prairie Lake is located in Barron County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Prairie Lake: Prairie Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Prairie Lake has a population of 1,537 people<3> (see below for details).

Prairie Lake is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Prairie Lake: (715) & (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prairie Lake had an population of 1,537 people. This is an increase of 0.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Prairie Lake had a population of 1,532 people. This makes Prairie Lake the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Prairie Lake represents 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 567th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,532 people, the population of Prairie Lake increased 11.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,369 people).

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

Communities near Prairie Lake ...

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

  • Rice Lake [Barron County]
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    • Rice Lake [Barron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Prairie Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,498 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bloomer [Chippewa County]
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    • Bloomer [Chippewa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Prairie Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,508 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Barron [Barron County]
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    • Barron [Barron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Prairie Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,235 people
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  • Rice Lake [Barron County]
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    • Rice Lake [Barron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Prairie Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,078 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stanley [Barron County]
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      • Stanley [Barron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Prairie Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cumberland [Barron County]
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      • Cumberland [Barron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Prairie Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,097 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.
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    • Chetek [Barron County]
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      • Chetek [Barron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Prairie Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chetek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cameron [Barron County]
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      • Cameron [Barron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Prairie Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chetek [Barron County]
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      • Chetek [Barron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Prairie Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chetek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bloomer [Chippewa County]
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      • Bloomer [Chippewa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Prairie Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Prairie Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prairie Lake.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Barron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barron County: www.co.barron.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 Barron, 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 Prairie Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prairie Lake - 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 '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- Prairie Lake) 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 Prairie Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prairie LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3333, Longitude: -91.7357       In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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