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Located in: Wood County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Wisconsin Rpds.

Time Zone: Wisconsin Rapids lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (534)<1>, (715)

ZIP Codes: 54494-54495<2>

Elevation: 1,000 feet [304.8 m] above sea level<3>

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

Population

2017:<4>     17,806   (3.05% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     18,367   (0.37% decrease since 2000)
2000:     18,435

Total Area:<5>   14.67 sq. miles [38 km²]   - of which 5.79% is water (0.85 sq. miles [2.2 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   8,972

Official Website: www.wirapids.org/

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Wisconsin Rapids. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3881, Longitude: -89.8172     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   44° 23' 17"
Lon:   -89° 49' 1"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Wisconsin Rapids North

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Wisconsin Rapids

GNIS ID:   1584463
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 88200

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wisconsin Rapids)


About Wood County

The city of Wisconsin Rapids is the County Seat for Wood County.

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

Population

2017:     73,126   (2.17% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     74,749   (1.07% decrease since 2000)
2000:     75,555

Total Area:   809 sq. miles [2,096.4 km²]   - of which 2.02% is water (16.32 sq. miles [42.3 km²])

Housing Units:   34,088

Official Website:   www.co.wood.wi.us/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Wood

GNIS ID:   1581130
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 141

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wisconsin Rapids)


About Wisconsin

From the US Census

Population

2017:     5,795,483   (1.91% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,686,986   (6.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,363,675

Websites for State of Wisconsin

Official Website:   www.wisconsin.gov/
Tourism:   www.travelwisconsin.com/
Parks:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/
Fishing:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/
Hunting:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wisconsin Rapids)

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The official website for Wisconsin Rapids: www.wirapids.org/

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Wisconsin Rapids.

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<2>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 city (such as Wisconsin Rapids). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wisconsin Rapids or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Wisconsin Rapids includes: 54494 & 54495.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wisconsin Rapids - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Wisconsin Rapids. 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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<6>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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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Wisconsin Rapids, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Wisconsin Rapids.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wisconsin Rapids.



 
 
 

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