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Welcome to Viroqua ...

The city of Viroqua is located in Vernon County<1> and is the County Seat for Vernon County.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Viroqua, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Viroqua has a population of 4,409 people<3> (see below for details).

Viroqua is 1,250 feet [381 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Viroqua is within the (608) area code.

Websites for Viroqua ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.viroqua-wisconsin.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Viroqua, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Viroqua had an population of 4,409 people. This is an increase of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Viroqua had a population of 4,362 people (or 14.65% of the total population of Vernon County). This makes Viroqua the county's most populous community.

The population of Viroqua represents 0.08% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 199th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,362 people, the population of Viroqua has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,335 people).

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

Communities Also Named Viroqua ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Viroqua - it's located in Kansas.

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

Communities near Viroqua ...

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

  • Westby
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westby
    • Westby is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,254 people
  • Cashton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashton
    • Cashton is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
  • Stoddard
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
    • Stoddard is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
  • Coon Valley
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Valley
    • Coon Valley is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 782 people
  • La Farge
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Farge
    • La Farge is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 763 people
  • Viola
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
    • Viola is located in Richland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 665 people
  • Ontario
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ontario have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ontario
    • Ontario is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 561 people
  • Soldiers Grove
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soldiers Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soldiers Grove
    • Soldiers Grove is located in Crawford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 535 people
  • Gays Mills
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gays Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gays Mills
    • Gays Mills is located in Crawford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people
  • Readstown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readstown
    • Readstown is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 414 people

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Viroqua. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Viroqua.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Viroqua ...

Looking for more information about Viroqua? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Viroqua, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Viroqua.

Adding Viroqua to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Viroqua 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 Viroqua was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Viroqua mentioned on a train schedule titled Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Viroqua.

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

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 Vernon, 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 Viroqua.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Viroqua - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.









 

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