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Town of Wellington, Wisconsin
Census Data for Wellington ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Wellington a population of 640 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Wellington a population of 621 people.
The community of Wellington is located in Monroe County. The 2010 Census gave Monroe County a population of 44,673 people. This means that Wellington had 1.39% of the county's total population, making it Monroe's 22nd most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Wellington, 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 Wellington reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Wellington 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 Wellington has a total area of 35.45 square miles [91.8 km²].
Monroe County has a land area of 900 square miles [2,333 km²]. At 35.45 square miles [91.8 km²], Wellington has 3.94% 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° 46' 8" (or 43.77°) [Map]
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 (621 people) and land area (35.45 square miles [91.8 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Wellington had a population density of 17.52 people per square mile [6.76 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Wellington had a population of 544 people and a land area of 35.4 square miles [91.7 km²]. This gives a population density of 15.37 people per square mile [5.93 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 Wellington. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a questionable comparison. More information about these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wellington had 256 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 621 people, this averages 2.43 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Wellington had a land area of 35.45 square miles [91.8 km²]. This translates to 7.22 Housing Units per square mile [2.79 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Wellington had 221 Housing Units, a population of 544 people and a land area of 35.4 square miles [91.7 km²]. This gives a density of 2.46 people per Housing Unit and 6.24 Housing Units per square mile [2.41 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 Wellington and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Monroe County ...
The Town of Wellington is located in Monroe County.
The county had a population of 44,673 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 621 people, Wellington represented 1.39% of the county's total.
In addition, where the community of Wellington has a population density of 17.52 people per square mile [6.76 people/km²], Monroe County averages 49.59 people per square mile [19.15 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Monroe County.
Population Rings for Wellington ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Wellington and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Wellington. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Wellington, 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 Wellington. 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.
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 Wellington was 35.45 square miles [91.8 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 35.4 square miles [91.7 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Wellington, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Wellington.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 43.768936° (or 43°46'8" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 43.766345° (or 43°45'58" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,290 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 (#1584394) to Wellington. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Wellington. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 43.761636° (or 43°45'41" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 2,709 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Wellington. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Wellington.
Miscellaneous Information for Wellington ...
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 Monroe County or the community of Wellington:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Wellington:
GNIS ID for Wellington: 1584394
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 55 (Wisconsin)
County Code: 081 (Monroe County)
Place Code: 85125 (Wellington)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Wellington 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 Wellington.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wellington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.wi.us/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 19 Jan 2019