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Located in: Washington County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: W. Bend

Time Zone: West Bend lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (262)

Elevation: 930 feet [283.46 m] above sea level<1>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for West Bend)


2016:<2>     31,702   (2.01% increase since 2010)  
2010:     31,078   (10.39% increase since 2000)
2000:     28,152

Total Area:<3>   14.71 sq. miles [38.1 km²]   - of which 1.01% is water (0.15 sq. miles [0.4 km²])

Housing Units:<4>   13,546

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<5>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   43° 25' 22"
Lon:   -88° 11' 3"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<6>   West Bend

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for West Bend

GNIS ID:   1584399
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 85350

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Bend)

About Washington County

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

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Washington)


2016:     134,296   (1.83% increase since 2010)  
2010:     131,887   (12.25% increase since 2000)
2000:     117,493

Total Area:   435.7 sq. miles [1,128.5 km²]   - of which 1.15% is water (5.02 sq. miles [13 km²])

Housing Units:   54,695

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Washington

GNIS ID:   1581125
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 131

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Bend)

About Wisconsin

From the US Census


2016:     5,778,708   (1.61% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,686,986   (6.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,363,675

Websites for State of Wisconsin

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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 2016.

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of West Bend. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. 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.

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<4>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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<5>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of West Bend, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<6>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes West Bend.

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