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Welcome to West Bend ...

The city of West Bend is located in Washington County<1> and is the County Seat for Washington County.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Bend: W. Bend

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Bend has a population of 31,622 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Bend.

West Bend is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

West Bend is within the boundaries of the (262) area code.

Websites for West Bend ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.wbchamber.org/

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Bend had an population of 31,622 people. This is an increase of 1.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Bend had a population of 31,078 people (or 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 total 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near West Bend ...

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

  • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menomonee Falls
    • Menomonee Falls [Waukesha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of West Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,243 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menomonee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menomonee Falls
  • Mequon [Ozaukee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mequon
    • Mequon [Ozaukee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of West Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,765 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mequon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mequon
  • Germantown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
    • Germantown [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of West Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,057 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
  • Hartford [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of West Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Port Washington [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Washington
      • Port Washington [Ozaukee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of West Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,066 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Washington
    • Richfield [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
      • Richfield [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of West Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Cedarburg [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarburg
      • Cedarburg [Ozaukee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of West Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarburg
    • Grafton [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Ozaukee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of West Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Richfield [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
      • Richfield [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of West Bend
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Sussex [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sussex
      • Sussex [Waukesha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of West Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,086 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sussex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sussex

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Bend.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Bend. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Bend.

Adding West Bend to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Bend in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Bend was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Bend on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Bend on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Washington County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Washington, 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 have 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 West Bend.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West BendOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4228, Longitude: -88.1843       In this case, the coordinates for West Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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