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Welcome to Rio ...

The village of Rio is located in Columbia County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rio has a population of 1,039 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rio.

Rio is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rio had an population of 1,039 people. This is a decrease of 1.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.77% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (with a count of 938 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Rio ...

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

  • Sun Prairie [Dane County]
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    • Sun Prairie [Dane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Rio
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
  • DeForest [Dane County]
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    • DeForest [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Rio
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeForest
  • Portage [Columbia County]
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    • Portage [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Rio
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,381 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
  • Windsor [Dane County]
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    • Windsor [Dane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Rio
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Columbus [Columbia County]
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      • Columbus [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,117 people
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    • Lodi [Columbia County]
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      • Lodi [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
    • Poynette [Columbia County]
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      • Poynette [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poynette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poynette
    • Pardeeville [Columbia County]
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      • Pardeeville [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardeeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pardeeville
    • Fall River [Columbia County]
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      • Fall River [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
    • Randolph [Dodge County]
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      • Randolph [Dodge County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Rio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph

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 Rio. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rio.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rio.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rio. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rio.

Adding Rio to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rio in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rio was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rio on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rio on our Genealogy Page.

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About Columbia County

About Wisconsin

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.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 Columbia, 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 Rio.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rio - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RioOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Rio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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