Census Data for Richfield ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Richfield a population of 156 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Richfield a population of 158 people.
The community of Richfield is located in Adams County. The 2010 Census gave Adams County; a population of 20,875 people. This means that Richfield had 0.76% of the county's total population, making it Adams' 19th most populous community.
At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Richfield has a total area of 35.54 square miles [92 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
Adams County has a land area of 645 square miles [1,672.2 km²]. At 35.52 square miles [92 km²], Richfield has 5.5% of the county's total land area.
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- When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Richfield, 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 community.
- Things like population, area and housing for Richfield reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Richfield 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° 1' 26" (or 44.02°)
- Lon: -89° 38' 42" (or -89.65°)
- 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, Richfield had 146 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 158 people, this averages 1.08 people per Housing Unit.
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- The 2010 Census shows Richfield had a land area of 35.52 square miles [92 km²]. This translates to 4.11 Housing Units per square mile [1.59 housing units/km²].
- From the Census of 2000: Richfield had 103 Housing Units, a population of 144 people and a land area of 35.45 square miles [91.8 km²]. This gives a density of 1.4 people per Housing Unit and 2.91 Housing Units per square mile [1.12 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 Richfield and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Adams County ...
The community of Richfield is located in Adams County<4>.
The county had a population of 20,875 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 158 people, Richfield represented 0.76% of the county's total.
In addition, where the community of Richfield has a population density of 4.45 people per square mile [1.72 people/km²], Adams County averages 32.33 people per square mile [12.48 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Adams County.
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Richfield, 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 Richfield. 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 Richfield 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.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Richfield, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Richfield.
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- For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
- Lat: 44.024144° (or 44°1'26" N)
- Lon: -89.645043° (or -89°38'42" W)
- For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
- Lat: 44.016473° (or 44°0'59" N)
- Lon: -89.648277° (or -89°38'53" W)
- The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 2,922 feet to the north<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 (#1584021) to Richfield. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Richfield. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
- Lat: 44.029416° (or 44°1'45" N)
- Lon: -89.660402° (or -89°39'37" W)
- The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 4,461 feet to the southeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Richfield. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Richfield.
Miscellaneous Information for Richfield ...
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 Adams County or the community of Richfield:
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- The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Richfield:
- GNIS ID for Richfield: 1584021
- GNIS ID for Adams County: 1581060
- GNIS ID for State of Wisconsin: 1779806
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- Richfield 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 Richfield.
Other Roadside Stops ...
The Communities of Wisconsin
About Adams County
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.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)
|<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 Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 343 degrees and a distance of 2,922 feet.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 244 degrees and a distance of 4,461 feet.|