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Located in: Sawyer County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Spider Lk.

Time Zone: Spider Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (534)<1>, (715)

Elevation: 1,410 feet [429.77 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Spider Lake)

Population

2018:<3>     346   (1.42% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     351   (10.23% decrease since 2000)
2000:     391

Total Area:<4>   108.9 sq. miles [282.1 km²]   - of which 8.89% is water (9.68 sq. miles [25.1 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   982

Official Website: www.townofspiderlake.org/

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Spider Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1202, Longitude: -91.1155     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spider Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   46° 7' 12"
Lon:   -91° 6' 55"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Moose Lake

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Spider Lake

GNIS ID:   1584185
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 75450

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Spider Lake)


About Sawyer County

The community of Hayward is the County Seat for Sawyer County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Sawyer)

Population

2018:     16,489   (0.41% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     16,557   (2.23% increase since 2000)
2000:     16,196

Total Area:   1,350 sq. miles [3,497.2 km²]   - of which 6.88% is water (93 sq. miles [240.8 km²])

Housing Units:   15,975

Official Website:   www.sawyercountygov.org/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Sawyer

GNIS ID:   1581116
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 113

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Spider Lake)


About Wisconsin

From the US Census

Population

2018:     5,813,568   (2.23% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,686,986   (6.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,363,675

Websites for State of Wisconsin

Official Website:   https://www.wisconsin.gov/
Tourism:   https://www.travelwisconsin.com/
Parks:   https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/
Fishing:   https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/
Hunting:   https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Spider Lake)

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The official website for Spider Lake: www.townofspiderlake.org/

The official website for Sawyer County: www.sawyercountygov.org/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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

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<3>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 2018.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Spider Lake. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>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).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Spider Lake, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Spider Lake.

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