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Census Data for Weston ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Weston a population of 692 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Weston a population of 699 people.

The community of Weston is located in Clark County. The 2010 Census gave Clark County a population of 34,690 people. This means that Weston had 2.01% of the county's total population, making it Clark's 28th most populous community.

At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people, meaning that Weston had 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin - making it the state's 1214th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Weston, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the community.

Things like the population, area and housing for Weston reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Weston might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Weston has a total area of 36.26 square miles [93.9 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.32 square miles [0.8 km²]).

Clark County has a land area of 1,209 square miles [3,133.4 km²]. At 35.94 square miles [93.1 km²], Weston has 2.97% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   44° 38' 36"   (or 44.64°)             [Map]

Lon:   -90° 36' 25"   (or -90.61°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (699 people) and land area (35.94 square miles [93.1 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Weston had a population density of 19.28 people per square mile [7.44 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Weston had a population of 638 people and a land area of 36.14 square miles [93.6 km²]. This gives a population density of 17.59 people per square mile [6.79 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Weston. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Weston had 318 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 699 people, this averages 2.2 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Weston had a land area of 35.94 square miles [93.1 km²]. This translates to 8.77 Housing Units per square mile [3.39 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Weston had 267 Housing Units, a population of 638 people and a land area of 36.14 square miles [93.6 km²]. This gives a density of 2.39 people per Housing Unit and 7.36 Housing Units per square mile [2.84 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Weston and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Clark County ...

The community of Weston is located in Clark County.

The county had a population of 34,690 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 699 people, Weston represented 2.01% of the county's total.

In addition, where the community of Weston has a population density of 19.28 people per square mile [7.44 people/km²], Clark County averages 28.67 people per square mile [11.07 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Weston ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Weston and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Weston. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2017
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]66,032-0.94%
10 mi   [16 km]1310,266-0.76%
15 mi   [24 km]2417,016---
20 mi   [32 km]4231,901+3.45%
25 mi   [40 km]7481,413+0.81%
30 mi   [48 km]106110,081+0.67%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Weston, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Weston. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Weston was 36.26 square miles [93.9 km²]. Of this total, 35.94 square miles [93.1 km²] is land, with the balance (0.89%) being water (0.32 square miles [0.8 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 36.28 square miles [94 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Weston, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Weston.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   44.643373°   (or 44°38'36" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -90.607013°   (or -90°36'25" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   44.643578°   (or 44°38'36" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -90.611691°   (or -90°36'42" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,215 feet to the east<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#1584411) to Weston. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Weston. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   44.638851°   (or 44°38'19" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -90.613196°   (or -90°36'47" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 2,300 feet to the northeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Weston. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Weston.

Miscellaneous Information for Weston ...

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 Clark County or the community of Weston:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Weston:

GNIS ID for Weston: 1584411

GNIS ID for Clark County: 1581069

GNIS ID for Wisconsin: 1779806

The FIPS Codes ...

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

State Code: 55 (Wisconsin)

County Code: 019 (Clark County)

Place Code: 85925 (Weston)

State & County Code: 55/019 (Wisconsin / Clark County)

State & Place Code: 55/85925 (Wisconsin / Weston)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Weston 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 Weston.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau


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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 2017.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>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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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 266 degrees and a distance of 1,215 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 315 degrees and a distance of 2,300 feet.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weston.



 
 
 

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