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Located in: Columbia County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: W. Point

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

Elevation: 850 feet [259.08 m] above sea level<1>

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


2016:<2>     1,952   (0.15% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,955   (19.65% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,634

Total Area:<3>   32.46 sq. miles [84.1 km²]   - of which 11.83% is water (3.84 sq. miles [9.9 km²])

Housing Units:<4>   1,196

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<5>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within West Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3261, Longitude: -89.6457     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   43° 19' 33"
Lon:   -89° 38' 44"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<6>   Sauk City

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for West Point

GNIS ID:   1584414
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 86100

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

About Columbia County

The community of Portage is the County Seat for Columbia County.

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


2016:     56,927   (0.17% increase since 2010)  
2010:     56,833   (8.32% increase since 2000)
2000:     52,468

Total Area:   795 sq. miles [2,061.6 km²]   - of which 3.82% is water (30.44 sq. miles [78.8 km²])

Housing Units:   26,137

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Columbia

GNIS ID:   1581070
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 021

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

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

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

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<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Point - 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 Point. 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 Point, 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 Point.

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