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Welcome to West Bend ...

The city of West Bend is located in Washington County and is the County Seat for Washington County.

A typical abbreviation for West Bend: W. Bend

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Bend has a population of 31,596 people<1> (see below for details).

West Bend is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

West Bend lies within the (262) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Bend had a population of 31,078 people (which is 23.56% of the total population of Washington County). This makes West Bend the county's most populous community.

The population of West Bend represents 0.55% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,078 people, the population of West Bend increased 10.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,152 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Bend had an population of 31,596 people. This is an increase of 1.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.23% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Bend.

Communities near West Bend ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cedarburg   [Map]   11,465   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Germantown   [Map]   19,982   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grafton   [Map]   11,643   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hartford   [Map]   15,064   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mequon   [Map]   24,159   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Bend.

Communities Also Named West Bend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named West Bend - they are located in Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Saskatchewan.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Bend. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Bend. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Bend. Our list includes 17 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for West Bend:

Websites for West Bend ...

 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.wbchamber.org/

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) West Bend. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Bend.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from West Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Bend) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4228, Longitude: -88.1843     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Bend.



 
 
 

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