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Town of Springvale, Wisconsin
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Census Data for Springvale ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Springvale a population of 703 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Springvale a population of 707 people.

The community of Springvale is located in Fond du Lac County. The 2010 Census gave Fond du Lac County a population of 101,633 people. This means that Springvale had 0.7% of the county's total population, making it Fond du Lac's 29th most populous community.

At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people, meaning that Springvale had 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin - making it the state's 1201st most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Springvale, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as 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 the population, area and housing for Springvale reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Springvale might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Springvale has a total area of 35.97 square miles [93.2 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.17 square miles [0.4 km²]).

Fond du Lac County has a land area of 719 square miles [1,863.6 km²]. At 35.8 square miles [92.7 km²], Springvale has 4.97% of the county's total land area.

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:   43° 45' 36"   (or 43.76°)             [Map]

Lon:   -88° 42' 3"   (or -88.7°)

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).

Population Density ...

Using the population (707 people) and land area (35.8 square miles [92.7 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Springvale had a population density of 19.66 people per square mile [7.59 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Springvale had a population of 727 people and a land area of 35.98 square miles [93.2 km²]. This gives a population density of 20.21 people per square mile [7.8 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Springvale. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading comparison. More information about the nature of these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springvale had 281 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 707 people, this averages 2.52 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Springvale had a land area of 35.8 square miles [92.7 km²]. This translates to 7.81 Housing Units per square mile [3.02 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Springvale had 277 Housing Units, a population of 727 people and a land area of 35.98 square miles [93.2 km²]. This gives a density of 2.62 people per Housing Unit and 7.7 Housing Units per square mile [2.97 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Springvale and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Fond du Lac County ...

The community of Springvale is located in Fond du Lac County.

The county had a population of 101,633 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 707 people, Springvale represented 0.7% of the county's total.

In addition, where the community of Springvale has a population density of 19.66 people per square mile [7.59 people/km²], Fond du Lac County averages 141.2 people per square mile [54.5 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Fond du Lac County.

Population Rings for Springvale ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Springvale and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Springvale. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]43,287-1.7%
10 mi   [16 km]1430,962---
15 mi   [24 km]31100,493+1.21%
20 mi   [32 km]53216,048+1.31%
25 mi   [40 km]90282,831+0.97%
30 mi   [48 km]124331,645+1.03%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Springvale, 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 Springvale. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Springvale was 35.97 square miles [93.2 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 35.98 square miles [93.2 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Springvale, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Springvale.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   43.760090°   (or 43°45'36" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -88.701004°   (or -88°42'3" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   43.763758°   (or 43°45'49" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -88.705307°   (or -88°42'19" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,752 feet to the southeast<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 (#1584202) to Springvale. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Springvale. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   43.763874°   (or 43°45'49" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -88.705387°   (or -88°42'19" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,798 feet to the southeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Springvale. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Springvale.

Miscellaneous Information for Springvale ...

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 Fond du Lac County or the community of Springvale:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Springvale:

GNIS ID for Springvale: 1584202

GNIS ID for Fond du Lac County: 1581079

GNIS ID for Wisconsin: 1779806

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 55 (Wisconsin)

County Code: 039 (Fond du Lac County)

Place Code: 76250 (Springvale)

State & County Code: 55/039 (Wisconsin / Fond du Lac County)

State & Place Code: 55/76250 (Wisconsin / Springvale)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Springvale 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 Springvale.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

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

The official website for Fond du Lac County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<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 2018.
<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>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 220 degrees and a distance of 1,752 feet.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 219 degrees and a distance of 1,798 feet.






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