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Located in: Racine County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Wind Lk.

Time Zone: Wind Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (262)

ZIP Code: 53185<1>

Elevation: 790 feet [240.79 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Wind Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8257, Longitude: -88.1600     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   42° 49' 32"
Lon:   -88° 9' 35"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Waterford

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Wind Lake

GNIS ID:   1576844
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 87675

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wind Lake)

About Racine County

The community of Racine is the County Seat for Racine County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Racine)


2016:<5>     195,140   (0.14% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     195,408   (3.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     188,831

Total Area:<6>   792 sq. miles [2,051.6 km²]   - of which 58% is water (459.6 sq. miles [1,190.4 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   82,164

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Racine

GNIS ID:   1581111
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 101

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About Wisconsin

From the US Census


2016:     5,778,708   (1.61% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,686,986   (6.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,363,675

Websites for State of Wisconsin

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

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<1>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Wind Lake). 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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wind Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Wind Lake, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Wind Lake.

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<5>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 2016.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Wind Lake. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>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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