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Welcome to Thorp ...

The city of Thorp is located in Clark County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Thorp, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thorp has a population of 1,610 people<3> (see below for details).

Thorp is 1,200 feet [366 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Thorp: (715) and (534)<5>

The ZIP code for Thorp: 54771<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thorp had an population of 1,610 people. This is a decrease of 0.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thorp had a population of 1,621 people. This makes Thorp the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Thorp represents 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 539th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,621 people, the population of Thorp increased 5.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,536 people).

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

Communities Also Named Thorp ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Thorp - they are located in Kansas, Michigan and Washington.

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

Communities near Thorp ...

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

  • Stanley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
    • Stanley is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,705 people
  • Cadott
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadott
    • Cadott is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,411 people
  • Greenwood
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 995 people
  • Owen
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owen
    • Owen is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 925 people
  • Boyd
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
    • Boyd is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
  • Withee
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Withee
    • Withee is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 472 people
  • Gilman
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
    • Gilman is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
  • Curtiss
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtiss
    • Curtiss is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
  • Lublin
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lublin
    • Lublin is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
  • Eadsville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eadsville
    • Eadsville is located in Clark County

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thorp. 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 Thorp.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thorp. See our Newspapers Page for Thorp.

Adding Thorp to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Thorp was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Thorp post office opened in 1881.

We also found Thorp in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Thorp.

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.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 Clark, 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 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 Thorp.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thorp - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Thorp). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thorp or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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