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Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Wind Point a population of 1,707 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Wind Point a population of 1,723 people.

The village of Wind Point is located in Racine County. The 2010 Census gave Racine County a population of 195,408 people. This means that Wind Point had 0.88% of the county's total population, making it Racine's 15th most populous community.

At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people, meaning that Wind Point had 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin - making it the state's 507th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like Wind Point, 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 Wind Point reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Wind Point 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 Wind Point has a total area of 1.42 square miles [3.7 km²]. Of this total, 1.25 square miles [3.2 km²] is land, with the balance (11.95%) being water (0.17 square miles [0.4 km²]).

Racine County has a land area of 332.5 square miles [861.2 km²]. At 1.25 square miles [3.2 km²], Wind Point has 0.38% 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:   42° 46' 49"   (or 42.78°)             [Map]

Lon:   -87° 46' 17"   (or -87.77°)

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 (1,723 people) and land area (1.25 square miles [3.2 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Wind Point had a population density of 1,211 people per square mile [467.8 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Wind Point had a population of 1,853 people and a land area of 1.22 square miles [3.2 km²]. This gives a population density of 1,334 people per square mile [515 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 Wind Point. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a questionable 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, Wind Point had 776 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 1,723 people, this averages 2.22 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Wind Point had a land area of 1.25 square miles [3.2 km²]. This translates to 545 Housing Units per square mile [210.7 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Wind Point had 757 Housing Units, a population of 1,853 people and a land area of 1.22 square miles [3.2 km²]. This gives a density of 2.45 people per Housing Unit and 545 Housing Units per square mile [210.5 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 Wind Point 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).

Racine County ...

The community of Wind Point is located in Racine County.

The county had a population of 195,408 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 1,723 people, Wind Point represented 0.88% of the county's total.

In addition, where the village of Wind Point has a population density of 1,211 people per square mile [467.8 people/km²], Racine County averages 587 people per square mile [226.9 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Wind Point ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]379,487-1.65%
10 mi   [16 km]9195,832+0.53%
15 mi   [24 km]18386,922-1.45%
20 mi   [32 km]30568,263-0.26%
25 mi   [40 km]491,388,528+0.13%
30 mi   [48 km]761,803,256+0.32%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Wind Point, 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 Wind Point. 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 2.4% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Wind Point was 1.42 square miles [3.7 km²]. Of this total, 1.25 square miles [3.2 km²] is land, with the balance (11.95%) being water (0.17 square miles [0.4 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 1.39 square miles [3.6 km²]. Of this total, 1.22 square miles [3.2 km²] is land, with the balance (11.56%) being water (0.16 square miles [0.4 km²]).

Location ...

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

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   42.780422°   (or 42°46'49" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -87.771606°   (or -87°46'17" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   42.782452°   (or 42°46'56" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -87.774173°   (or -87°46'27" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,009 feet to the southeast<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 (#1584453) to Wind Point. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Wind Point. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   42.781686°   (or 42°46'54" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -87.773131°   (or -87°46'23" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 615 feet to the southeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Wind Point. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Wind Point.

Miscellaneous Information for Wind Point ...

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 village of Wind Point:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Wind Point: 1584453

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: 87700 (Wind Point)

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

State & Place Code: 55/87700 (Wisconsin / Wind Point)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Wind Point 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 Wind Point.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Racine County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website for Wind Point:

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>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 222 degrees and a distance of 1,009 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 221 degrees and a distance of 615 feet.

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