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Rio, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Rio ...

The village of Rio is located in Columbia County.

The location of Rio has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Rio has a population of 1,042 people<2> (see below for details).

Rio is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rio had a population of 1,059 people. This makes Rio the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Rio represents 0.02% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 832nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,059 people, the population of Rio increased 12.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 938 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Rio had an population of 1,042 people. This is a decrease of 1.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.09% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Rio ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Rio and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Bristol   [Map]   3,945   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Columbus   [Map]   5,031   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
DeForest   [Map]   10,340   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lodi   [Map]   3,301   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lodi   [Map]   3,057   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pacific   [Map]   2,733   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Rio ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Rio - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Dakota, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rio.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rio. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rio. 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 Rio. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rio.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rio - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rio) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rio. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rio

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rio. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4503, Longitude: -89.2379     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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