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Census Data for Wind Lake ...

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

While we don't have census information for Wind Lake, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
 Milwaukee595,047   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Kenosha99,631   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 Racine77,571   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Waukesha72,363   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
 West Allis60,087   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

Racine County ...

Wind Lake is located in Racine County.

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

Population Rings for Wind Lake ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Wind Lake and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Wind Lake. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Wind Lake, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]646,116+2.29%
10 mi   [16 km]17173,004+1.41%
15 mi   [24 km]35509,131+1.29%
20 mi   [32 km]661,403,321+0.13%
25 mi   [40 km]1011,756,166+0.09%
30 mi   [48 km]1341,958,031+0.17%

Miscellaneous Information for Wind 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 Racine County or the community of Wind Lake:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Wind Lake: 1576844

GNIS ID for Racine County: 1581111

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: 101 (Racine County)

Place Code: 87675 (Wind Lake)

State & County Code: 55/101 (Wisconsin / Racine County)

State & Place Code: 55/87675 (Wisconsin / Wind Lake)

Misc. Census Codes ...

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

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Wind Lake, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Wind Lake. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Wind Lake: 53185<4>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Racine County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Racine 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Wind Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wind Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wind Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wind Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wind Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8257, Longitude: -88.1600     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wind Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wind Lake.