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Town of Wheatland, Wisconsin
Census Data for Wheatland ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Wheatland a population of 3,410 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Wheatland a population of 3,373 people.
The community of Wheatland is located in Kenosha County. The 2010 Census gave Kenosha County a population of 166,426 people. This means that Wheatland had 2.03% of the county's total population, making it Kenosha's 6th most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Wheatland, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as 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 Wheatland reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Wheatland might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Wheatland has a total area of 24.07 square miles [62.3 km²]. Of this total, 23.74 square miles [61.5 km²] is land, with the balance (1.36%) being water (0.33 square miles [0.8 km²]).
Kenosha County has a land area of 272 square miles [704.5 km²]. At 23.74 square miles [61.5 km²], Wheatland has 8.73% 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 the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 42° 35' 0" (or 42.58°) [Map]
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 (3,373 people) and land area (23.74 square miles [61.5 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Wheatland had a population density of 140.1 people per square mile [54.1 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Wheatland had a population of 3,292 people and a land area of 23.55 square miles [61 km²]. This gives a population density of 137.1 people per square mile [52.9 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 Wheatland. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wheatland had 1,501 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 3,373 people, this averages 2.25 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Wheatland had a land area of 23.74 square miles [61.5 km²]. This translates to 62.4 Housing Units per square mile [24.08 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Wheatland had 1,379 Housing Units, a population of 3,292 people and a land area of 23.55 square miles [61 km²]. This gives a density of 2.39 people per Housing Unit and 57.4 Housing Units per square mile [22.17 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 Wheatland and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Kenosha County ...
The Town of Wheatland is located in Kenosha County.
The county had a population of 166,426 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 3,373 people, Wheatland represented 2.03% of the county's total.
In addition, where the community of Wheatland has a population density of 140.1 people per square mile [54.1 people/km²], Kenosha County averages 611 people per square mile [236.2 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Kenosha County.
Population Rings for Wheatland ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Wheatland and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Wheatland. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Wheatland, 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 Wheatland. 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.
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 Wheatland was 24.07 square miles [62.3 km²]. Of this total, 23.74 square miles [61.5 km²] is land, with the balance (1.36%) being water (0.33 square miles [0.8 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 24.02 square miles [62.2 km²]. Of this total, 23.55 square miles [61 km²] is land, with the balance (1.94%) being water (0.47 square miles [1.2 km²]).
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Wheatland, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Wheatland.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 42.583444° (or 42°35'0" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 42.576864° (or 42°34'36" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 6,135 feet to the northwest<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 (#1584421) to Wheatland. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Wheatland. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 42.581685° (or 42°34'54" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 642 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Wheatland. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Wheatland.
Miscellaneous Information for Wheatland ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Kenosha County or the community of Wheatland:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Wheatland:
GNIS ID for Wheatland: 1584421
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 55 (Wisconsin)
County Code: 059 (Kenosha County)
Place Code: 86500 (Wheatland)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Wheatland 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 Wheatland.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
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The official website for Kenosha County: www.co.kenosha.wi.us/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://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)
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This page was last modified: 19 Jan 2019