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About Winter
Winter is located in Sawyer County (Wisconsin).

According to the 2010 US Census, Winter has a population of 960 people, making it Sawyer's 6th  and Wisconsin's 911st most populous community.

Our Pages for Winter ...

-profile   General information about Winter
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Winter
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Winter (By-County)
-census   Census information for Winter
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Winter
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Winter
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Winter
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Winter
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Winter
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Winter
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Winter
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 534, 715) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Winter, area code (534) is the Overlay for area code (715).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or planners expect to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each Overlay-type having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
Census Area for Winter
The Area value provided by the US Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Winter. 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.

At the time of the 2010 Census, the US Census gave a land area of 279.8 square miles [724.7 km²] and a water area of 5.37 square miles [13.9 km²], giving Winter a total area of 285.2 square miles [738.7 km²].

It should be noted that the area given by the Census Bureau can change from one Census to the next. For example, the 2000 Census specified an area of 285.3 square miles [738.9 km²] for Winter compared to the 285.2 square miles [738.7 km²] given in 2010.
Decennial Census
The US Constitution requires that a count of the country's population be conducted every 10 years. The Census is conducted on those years ending in '0' (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010). This is known as a 'Decennial' Census. The process of taking a Census is called an 'Enumeration'.

The count includes citizens, non-citizen legal residents, long-term non-citizen visitors and illegal immigrants.

The purpose of the Census is to provide information about the demographic and social characteristics of the people of the United States. The results of the Census goes to the federal, state and local governments to support their planning and administrative activities.

The first Census was conducted in 1790. The most recent Census was conducted in 2010. The next Decennial Census will be conducted in 2020.

By comparison, the Canadian Census is conducted once every 5 years and is called a 'Quinquennial' Census.
FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Winter). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Winter:

- State Code:  55 (Wisconsin)

- State / County Code:  55 / 113 (Sawyer County)

- State / Place Code:  55 / 88000

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Winter.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Winter has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1584460'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Winter.