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Town of Prairie Lake, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Prairie Lake ...

The Town of Prairie Lake is located in Barron County.

A typical abbreviation for Prairie Lake: Prairie Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, the Town of Prairie Lake has a population of 1,529 people<1> (see below for details).

Prairie Lake is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Prairie Lake: (715) and (534)<3>

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Prairie Lake had an population of 1,529 people. This is a decrease of 0.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Prairie Lake ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Barron   [Map]   3,311   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bloomer   [Map]   1,065   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bloomer   [Map]   3,509   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cameron   [Map]   1,791   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chetek   [Map]   1,623   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Chetek   [Map]   2,164   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Prairie Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Prairie Lake. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Prairie Lake.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prairie Lake ...

Looking for more information about Prairie Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Prairie Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Prairie Lake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Prairie Lake.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Prairie Lake. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of 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.

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prairie Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Prairie Lake.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Prairie Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Prairie Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3333, Longitude: -91.7357     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Prairie Lake.