Wisconsin, US

Wisconsin: State of the United States of America


Wisconsin is a midwestern state bordered by Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan. Known as "America's Dairyland," it is renowned for its dairy and cheese production.

Some key facts about Wisconsin:

  • Capital: Madison
  • Population: Around 5.8 million
  • Area: 65,496 square miles
  • Nickname: The Badger State

Wisconsin's landscape consists of forests, rolling hills, lakes, and farmland. Major rivers include the Wisconsin River and Mississippi River. The state has thousands of natural lakes, including Lake Winnebago. Seasonal weather ranges from warm, humid summers to frigid, snowy winters.

Agriculture, especially dairy farming, is central to Wisconsin's economy and culture. The state is an epicenter of cheesemaking, producing famous varieties like cheddar and colby. Other major industries include manufacturing, health care, biotech, and tourism.

Wisconsin's largest city is Milwaukee, located on Lake Michigan. The capital Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin. Green Bay, Racine, and Kenosha are other notable cities. The state is passionate about sports like football, basketball, and baseball.

Popular attractions include the Wisconsin Dells, waterparks, lakeside towns, breweries, supper clubs, and historical sites. Cultural festivals celebrate the state's German, Scandinavian, and other immigrant heritage.

In summary, Wisconsin's scenic landscapes, dairy traditions, Midwestern charm, and sports fandom make it a distinctive heartland destination. Its natural beauty and cultural flavour truly make it "America's Dairyland."

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Location of Wisconsin

Quick Facts about Wisconsin

Population : 5,832,655
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Wisconsin
Area : 169640 km2
Water as percent of area : 17.31%
Land as percent of area : 82.69%
Easternmost point : Point(-86.249722222 45.236388888)
Northernmost point : Point(-90.654444444 47.31)
Legislative body : Wisconsin Legislature
Named for : Wisconsin River
Altitude : 1,050 feet / 320 meters
Capital : Madison
Establishment : May 05, 1848 (175 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago, UTC−06:00, Central Time Zone
Local time : 04:35:20 (26th February 2024)
Seal of Wisconsin seal image
Seal of Wisconsin
Seal of Wisconsin seal image


Wisconsin is located at 44°30'1"N 90°0'1"W (44.5002368, -90.0004077). It has 5 neighbors: Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Ontario.

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The largest city of Wisconsin is Milwaukee with a population of 589,067. Other cities include, Kenosha population 99,570, Racine population 76,237, Eau Claire population 67,065 and City of Janesville population 64,128. See all Wisconsin cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Wisconsin (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Wisconsin.

City Name Title County Population
Milwaukee The thirtieth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Milwaukee 589,067
Kenosha The second most populous city in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Kenosha 99,570
Racine The second most populous city in Racine County, Wisconsin. Racine 76,237
Eau Claire The most populous city in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Eau Claire 67,065
City of Janesville The most populous city in Rock County, Wisconsin. Rock 64,128
West Allis The most populous city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Milwaukee 59,748
La Crosse The most populous city in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. La Crosse 51,163
North La Crosse A city in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. La Crosse 50,470
Wauwatosa A city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Milwaukee 48,084
New Berlin A city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Waukesha 39,812
Menomonee Falls City in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States of America Waukesha 38,243
Oak Creek City in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Milwaukee 36,469
Franklin Third-class city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Milwaukee 36,222
Fitchburg City in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States Dane 30,866
Stevens Point City in Portage County, Wisconsin Portage 25,949
Muskego Third-class city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin Waukesha 25,317

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Wisconsin has 5 neighbours.

  • Iowa midwestern state in the United States
  • Illinois state of the United States of America
  • Michigan state of the United States of America
  • Minnesota state of the United States of America
  • Ontario province of Canada

  • St. Croix County
  • Barron County
  • Richland County
  • Marathon County
  • Racine County
  • Winnebago County
  • Outagamie County
  • Adams County
  • Taylor County
  • Dunn County
  • Grant County
  • Waushara County
  • Vilas County
  • Sawyer County
  • Portage County
  • Pepin County
  • Juneau County
  • Florence County
  • Waukesha County
  • Oneida County
  • Green Lake County
  • Shawano County
  • Pierce County
  • Ozaukee County
  • Vernon County
  • Ashland County
  • Marquette County
  • Lafayette County
  • Rusk County
  • Door County
  • Burnett County
  • Sheboygan County
  • Menominee County
  • Milwaukee County
  • Trempealeau County
  • Walworth County
  • Calumet County
  • Buffalo County
  • Kenosha County
  • Lincoln County
  • Manitowoc County
  • Eau Claire County
  • Polk County
  • Clark County
  • Columbia County
  • Kewaunee County
  • Fond du Lac County
  • Wood County
  • Brown County
  • Green County
  • Rock County
  • Monroe County
  • Dane County
  • Marinette County
  • Washington County
  • Washburn County
  • Jackson County
  • Langlade County
  • La Crosse County
  • Iowa County
  • Chippewa County
  • Dodge County
  • Crawford County
  • Price County
  • Sauk County
  • Douglas County
  • Forest County
  • Jefferson County
  • Oconto County
  • Iron County
  • Bayfield County
  • Waupaca County


Year Population % Change Method
1820 1,444 - census
1830 3,635 60.28% census
1840 30,945 88.25% demographic balance
1850 305,391 89.87% census
1860 775,881 60.64% census
1870 1,054,670 26.43% demographic balance
1880 1,315,457 19.82% census
1890 1,693,330 22.32% census
1910 2,333,860 27.45% census
1920 2,632,067 11.33% census
1930 2,939,006 10.44% census
1940 3,137,587 6.33% census
1950 3,434,575 8.65% census
1960 3,951,777 13.09% census
1970 4,417,731 10.55% census
1980 4,705,767 6.12% census
1990 4,891,769 3.8% census
2000 5,363,675 8.8% census
2010 5,686,986 5.69% census
2011 5,705,288 0.32% estimation process
2012 5,719,960 0.26% estimation process
2013 5,736,754 0.29% estimation process
2014 5,751,525 0.26% estimation process
2015 5,760,940 0.16% estimation process
2016 5,772,628 0.2% estimation process
2017 5,790,186 0.3% estimation process
2018 5,807,406 0.3% estimation process
2019 5,822,434 0.26% estimation process
2020 5,832,655 0.18% estimation process

Estado de Wisconsin, State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin

People born in Wisconsin (200)

People born in Wisconsin, including artist Arthur Frank Mathews, stage and screen actor Dominic Fumusa, activist in global trade issues Lori Wallach, .


  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (American children's writer, diarist, and journalist) she was born in 07/02/1867
  • Dominick Fernow (musician) he was born in 13/03/1981
  • Ben Peterson (Olympic wrestler) he was born in 27/06/1950
  • John Peterson (Olympic wrestler) he was born in 22/10/1948
  • Jon Morton Aase (American physician) he was born in 01/01/1936
  • David Filo (American businessman) he was born in 20/04/1966
  • Kevin Gage (American actor) he was born in 26/05/1959
  • Howard Wales (American musician) he was born in 08/02/1943
  • Mary Ingalls (elder sister of author Laura Ingalls Wilder) she was born in 10/01/1865
  • Eugenie Scott (anthropologist) she was born in 24/10/1945
  • Walter Bradford Cannon (American physiologist) he was born in 19/10/1871
  • Francis J. Pettijohn (geologist) he was born in 20/06/1904
  • Earnest Hooton (American anthropologist) he was born in 20/11/1887
  • Lucian Pulvermacher (pope) he was born in 20/04/1918
  • Andrés Waissbluth (Chilean film director) he was born in 10/03/1973
  • Evelyn Frechette (American singer, waitress, convict, and lecturer) she was born in 15/09/1907
  • Marc Mitscher (United States admiral) he was born in 26/01/1887
  • Hildegarde (American singer) she was born in 01/02/1906

Wisconsin Counties (more)

Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County, county in Wisconsin, United States

Dane County
Dane County

Dane County, county in Wisconsin, United States

Waukesha County
Waukesha County

Waukesha County, county in Wisconsin, United States

County Name Population
Milwaukee County 945,016
Dane County 552,536
Waukesha County 406,172
Brown County 264,610
Racine County 195,802
Outagamie County 188,766
Winnebago County 171,631
Kenosha County 169,671
Rock County 163,084
Washington County 136,445
Marathon County 135,593
La Crosse County 118,502
Sheboygan County 115,240
Eau Claire County 105,260
Walworth County 103,953
Fond du Lac County 102,902

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