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Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives White Lake a population of 347 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving White Lake a population of 363 people.

The village of White Lake is located in Langlade County. The 2010 Census gave Langlade County a population of 19,977 people. This means that White Lake had 1.82% of the county's total population, making it Langlade's 14th most populous community.

At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like White Lake, 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 village.

Things like the population, area and housing for White Lake reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of White Lake 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 White Lake has a total area of 2.47 square miles [6.4 km²]. Of this total, 2.18 square miles [5.6 km²] is land, with the balance (11.85%) being water (0.29 square miles [0.8 km²]).

Langlade County has a land area of 870 square miles [2,254.9 km²]. At 2.18 square miles [5.6 km²], White Lake has 0.25% 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:   45° 9' 34"   (or 45.16°)             [Map]

Lon:   -88° 45' 48"   (or -88.76°)

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 (363 people) and land area (2.18 square miles [5.6 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, White Lake had a population density of 146.8 people per square mile [56.7 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows White Lake had a population of 329 people and a land area of 2.2 square miles [5.7 km²]. This gives a population density of 132.2 people per square mile [51 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 White Lake. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading 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, White Lake had 212 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 363 people, this averages 1.71 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows White Lake had a land area of 2.18 square miles [5.6 km²]. This translates to 85.7 Housing Units per square mile [33.1 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: White Lake had 184 Housing Units, a population of 329 people and a land area of 2.2 square miles [5.7 km²]. This gives a density of 1.79 people per Housing Unit and 73.9 Housing Units per square mile [28.54 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for White Lake 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).

Langlade County ...

The community of White Lake is located in Langlade County.

The county had a population of 19,977 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 363 people, White Lake represented 1.82% of the county's total.

In addition, where the village of White Lake has a population density of 146.8 people per square mile [56.7 people/km²], Langlade County averages 22.95 people per square mile [8.86 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for White Lake ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]31,545-2.77%
10 mi   [16 km]77,825+3.81%
15 mi   [24 km]1110,738+2.46%
20 mi   [32 km]2528,534-1.26%
25 mi   [40 km]4442,482-1.49%
30 mi   [48 km]6972,816-1.86%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for White Lake, 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 White Lake. 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 ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 0.66% smaller than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for White Lake was 2.47 square miles [6.4 km²]. Of this total, 2.18 square miles [5.6 km²] is land, with the balance (11.85%) being water (0.29 square miles [0.8 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 2.49 square miles [6.4 km²]. Of this total, 2.2 square miles [5.7 km²] is land, with the balance (11.5%) being water (0.28 square miles [0.7 km²]).

Location ...

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

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   45.159693°   (or 45°9'34" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -88.763418°   (or -88°45'48" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   45.156596°   (or 45°9'23" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -88.765597°   (or -88°45'56" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,260 feet to the northeast<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 (#1584427) to White Lake. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of White Lake. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   45.163304°   (or 45°9'47" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -88.766496°   (or -88°45'59" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,536 feet to the southeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for White Lake. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for White Lake.

Miscellaneous Information for White Lake ...

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 Langlade County or the village of White Lake:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for White Lake: 1584427

GNIS ID for Langlade County: 1581093

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: 067 (Langlade County)

Place Code: 86750 (White Lake)

State & County Code: 55/067 (Wisconsin / Langlade County)

State & Place Code: 55/86750 (Wisconsin / White Lake)

Misc. Census Codes ...

White Lake 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 White Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Langlade 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 White Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Langlade County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

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 333 degrees and a distance of 1,260 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 211 degrees and a distance of 1,536 feet.

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