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About Webb Lake
Webb Lake is located in Burnett County (Wisconsin).

According to the 2010 US Census, Webb Lake has a population of 311 people, making it Burnett's 21st  populous community.

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-profile   General information about Webb Lake
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Webb Lake
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Webb Lake (By-County)
-census   Census information for Webb Lake
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Webb Lake
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Webb Lake
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Webb Lake
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Webb Lake
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Webb Lake
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Webb Lake
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Webb Lake
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 534, 715) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Webb Lake, area code (534) is the Overlay for area code (715).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or planners expect to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each Overlay having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
Census Area for Webb Lake
The Area value provided by the US Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Webb Lake. 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.

At the time of the 2010 Census, the US Census gave a land area of 31.98 square miles [82.8 km²] and a water area of 4.19 square miles [10.8 km²], giving Webb Lake a total area of 36.17 square miles [93.7 km²].

It should be noted that the area given by the Census Bureau can change from one Census to the next.
Decennial Census
The US Constitution requires that a count of the country's population be conducted every 10 years. The Census is conducted on those years ending in '0' (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010). This is known as a 'Decennial' Census. The process of taking a Census is called an 'Enumeration'.

The count includes citizens, non-citizen legal residents, long-term non-citizen visitors and illegal immigrants.

The purpose of the Census is to provide information about the demographic and social characteristics of the people of the United States. The results of the Census goes to the federal, state and local governments to support their planning and administrative activities.

The first Census was conducted in 1790. The most recent Census was conducted in 2010. The next Decennial Census will be conducted in 2020.

By comparison, the Canadian Census is conducted once every 5 years and is called a 'Quinquennial' Census.
FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Webb Lake). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Webb Lake:

- State Code:  55 (Wisconsin)

- State / County Code:  55 / 013 (Burnett County)

- State / Place Code:  55 / 84975

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Webb Lake.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Webb Lake has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1584390'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Webb Lake.


 
 
 

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