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Census Data for Wild Rose ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Wild Rose a population of 703 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Wild Rose a population of 725 people.

The village of Wild Rose is located in Waushara County. The 2010 Census gave Waushara County a population of 24,496 people. This means that Wild Rose had 2.96% of the county's total population, making it Waushara's 16th most populous community.

At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people, meaning that Wild Rose had 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin - making it the state's 1176th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like Wild Rose, 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 village.

Things like the population, area and housing for Wild Rose reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Wild Rose 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 Wild Rose has a total area of 1.55 square miles [4 km²]. Of this total, 1.53 square miles [4 km²] is land, with the balance (1.55%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).

Waushara County has a land area of 626 square miles [1,621.7 km²]. At 1.53 square miles [4 km²], Wild Rose has 0.24% 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:   44° 10' 44"   (or 44.18°)             [Map]

Lon:   -89° 14' 35"   (or -89.24°)

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 (725 people) and land area (1.53 square miles [4 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Wild Rose had a population density of 467.7 people per square mile [180.6 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Wild Rose had a population of 765 people and a land area of 1.32 square miles [3.4 km²]. This gives a population density of 569 people per square mile [219.9 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Wild Rose. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a questionable 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, Wild Rose had 377 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 725 people, this averages 1.92 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Wild Rose had a land area of 1.53 square miles [4 km²]. This translates to 243.2 Housing Units per square mile [93.9 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Wild Rose had 339 Housing Units, a population of 765 people and a land area of 1.32 square miles [3.4 km²]. This gives a density of 2.26 people per Housing Unit and 252.4 Housing Units per square mile [97.5 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 Wild Rose and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Waushara County ...

The community of Wild Rose is located in Waushara County.

The county had a population of 24,496 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 725 people, Wild Rose represented 2.96% of the county's total.

In addition, where the village of Wild Rose has a population density of 467.7 people per square mile [180.6 people/km²], Waushara County averages 39.12 people per square mile [15.1 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Wild Rose ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]55,007-0.14%
10 mi   [16 km]1314,452-0.98%
15 mi   [24 km]3139,915-0.94%
20 mi   [32 km]5462,327-1%
25 mi   [40 km]80104,550-0.17%
30 mi   [48 km]116205,790-0.53%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Wild Rose, 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 Wild Rose. 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 15.41% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Wild Rose was 1.55 square miles [4 km²]. Of this total, 1.53 square miles [4 km²] is land, with the balance (1.55%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 1.34 square miles [3.5 km²]. Of this total, 1.32 square miles [3.4 km²] is land, with the balance (1.56%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).

Location ...

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

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   44.179057°   (or 44°10'44" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -89.243098°   (or -89°14'35" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   44.177054°   (or 44°10'37" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -89.246242°   (or -89°14'46" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,099 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 (#1584436) to Wild Rose. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Wild Rose. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   44.176366°   (or 44°10'34" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -89.248173°   (or -89°14'53" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,650 feet to the northeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Wild Rose. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Wild Rose.

Miscellaneous Information for Wild Rose ...

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 Waushara County or the village of Wild Rose:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Wild Rose: 1584436

GNIS ID for Waushara County: 1581128

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: 137 (Waushara County)

Place Code: 87075 (Wild Rose)

State & County Code: 55/137 (Wisconsin / Waushara County)

State & Place Code: 55/87075 (Wisconsin / Wild Rose)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Wild Rose 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 Wild Rose.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Waushara 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 Wild Rose. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Waushara 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 311 degrees and a distance of 1,099 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 306 degrees and a distance of 1,650 feet.

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