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Western, Wisconsin

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Census Data for Western ...

Although we found mention of Western during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Western. If you can help us locate Western, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Western has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Milwaukee County ...

Western is located in Milwaukee County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Milwaukee County.

Miscellaneous Information for Western ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Milwaukee County or the community of Western:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 55 (Wisconsin)

County Code: 079 (Milwaukee County)

Place Code: 85550 (Western)

State & County Code: 55/079 (Wisconsin / Milwaukee County)

State & Place Code: 55/85550 (Wisconsin / Western)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Western is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Western.

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The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Western and then turned west". While Western could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Western as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Western could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Wisconsin community named Western.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Western.