Town of Warren, Wisconsin
(Saint Croix County)
Census Data for Warren ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Warren a population of 1,697 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Warren a population of 1,591 people.
The community of Warren is located in Saint Croix County. The 2010 Census gave Saint Croix County a population of 84,345 people. This means that Warren had 1.89% of the county's total population, making it Saint Croix's 16th most populous community.
At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people, meaning that Warren had 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin - making it the state's 545th most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Warren, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or 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 Warren reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Warren might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.
The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Warren has a total area of 33.58 square miles [87 km²]. Of this total, 33.15 square miles [85.8 km²] is land, with the balance (1.29%) being water (0.43 square miles [1.1 km²]).
Saint Croix County has a land area of 722 square miles [1,870.8 km²]. At 33.15 square miles [85.8 km²], Warren has 4.59% 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 at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 44° 59' 59" (or 45°) [Map]
Lon: -92° 34' 4" (or -92.57°)
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 (1,591 people) and land area (33.15 square miles [85.8 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Warren had a population density of 47.38 people per square mile [18.29 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Warren had a population of 1,320 people and a land area of 34.79 square miles [90.1 km²]. This gives a population density of 37.39 people per square mile [14.44 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 Warren. 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 changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Warren had 571 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 1,591 people, this averages 2.79 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Warren had a land area of 33.15 square miles [85.8 km²]. This translates to 17 Housing Units per square mile [6.57 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Warren had 437 Housing Units, a population of 1,320 people and a land area of 34.79 square miles [90.1 km²]. This gives a density of 3.02 people per Housing Unit and 12.38 Housing Units per square mile [4.78 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Warren and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Saint Croix County ...
The community of Warren is located in Saint Croix County.
The county had a population of 84,345 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 1,591 people, Warren represented 1.89% of the county's total.
In addition, where the community of Warren has a population density of 47.38 people per square mile [18.29 people/km²], Saint Croix County averages 116.8 people per square mile [45.08 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Saint Croix County.
Population Rings for Warren ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Warren and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Warren. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
| Radius ||No of|
|5 mi [8 km]||5||9,410||+4.7%|
|10 mi [16 km]||19||80,984||+5.3%|
|15 mi [24 km]||38||136,231||+5.36%|
|20 mi [32 km]||64||283,626||+6.49%|
|25 mi [40 km]||99||509,751||+6.12%|
|30 mi [48 km]||143||1,097,023||+6.38%|
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Warren, 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 Warren. 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.
The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 4.88% smaller than the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Warren was 33.58 square miles [87 km²]. Of this total, 33.15 square miles [85.8 km²] is land, with the balance (1.29%) being water (0.43 square miles [1.1 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 35.3 square miles [91.4 km²]. Of this total, 34.79 square miles [90.1 km²] is land, with the balance (1.53%) being water (0.52 square miles [1.3 km²]).
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Warren, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Warren.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 44.999737° (or 44°59'59" N) [Map]
Lon: -92.567896° (or -92°34'4" W)
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 44.990486° (or 44°59'25" N) [Map]
Lon: -92.555506° (or -92°33'19" W)
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 4,645 feet to the northwest<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 (#1584345) to Warren. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Warren. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 44.989411° (or 44°59'21" N) [Map]
Lon: -92.555475° (or -92°33'19" W)
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 4,942 feet to the northwest<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Warren. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Warren.
Miscellaneous Information for Warren ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Saint Croix County or the community of Warren:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Warren:
GNIS ID for Warren: 1584345
GNIS ID for Saint Croix County: 1581833
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: 109 (Saint Croix County)
Place Code: 83400 (Warren)
State & County Code: 55/109 (Wisconsin / Saint Croix County)
State & Place Code: 55/83400 (Wisconsin / Warren)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Warren 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 Warren.
|<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 2017.|
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|<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.|
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|<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).|
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|<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.|
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|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 43 degrees and a distance of 4,645 feet.|
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|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 40 degrees and a distance of 4,942 feet.|
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