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Welcome to Westby ...

The city of Westby is located in Vernon County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Westby, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westby has a population of 2,259 people<2> (see below for details).

Westby is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Westby is within the boundaries of the (608) area code.

The ZIP code for Westby: 54667<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westby had an population of 2,259 people. This is an increase of 2.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westby had a population of 2,200 people (or 7.39% of the total population of Vernon County). This makes Westby the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Westby represents 0.04% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 400th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,200 people, the population of Westby increased 7.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,045 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Westby.

Communities Also Named Westby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Westby - they are located in Montana and North Dakota.

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

Communities near Westby ...

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

  • Sparta
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
    • Sparta is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,800 people
  • Viroqua
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viroqua have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viroqua
    • Viroqua is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,394 people
  • Bangor
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
    • Bangor is located in La Crosse County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
  • Cashton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashton
    • Cashton is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
  • Stoddard
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
    • Stoddard is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
  • Coon Valley
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Valley
    • Coon Valley is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 782 people
  • La Farge
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Farge
    • La Farge is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 763 people
  • Rockland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
    • Rockland is located in La Crosse County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
  • Viola
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
    • Viola is located in Richland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 665 people
  • Norwalk
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 633 people

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westby. 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 Westby.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Westby. See our Newspapers Page for Westby.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westby ...

Looking for more information about Westby? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Westby, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Westby.

Adding Westby to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Westby was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Westby post office opened in 1879.

We also found Westby in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Westby.

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

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 Vernon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westby.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Westby). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westby or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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