Wisconsin Facts, Stats and Information

Wisconsin Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Wisconsin
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: WI
  • U.S. Region: Midwestern United States
  • Admission to the Union: May 29th, 1848
  • Total Area: 65,498 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 5,893,718 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Madison, WI
  • Largest City: Milwaukee, WI

33 Wisconsin Facts

  1. Wisconsin is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Wisconsin was the 30th state to join the United States on May 29, 1848.
  3. Wisconsin is in the midwestern region of the United States.
  4. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest U.S. state, covering a total of 65,496.38 square miles or 1.72% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Wisconsin's 65,496.38 square miles is 82.69% land and 17.31% surface water.
  6. Wisconsin is ranked 23rd with the most land area in the United States, with 54,157.80 square miles of land area.
  7. Wisconsin is ranked 4th with the most water area in the United States, with 11,338.57 square miles of water area.
  8. Wisconsin is the 20th most populated U.S. state with a population of 5,893,718 or 1.78% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Wisconsin is the city of Madison.
  10. Wisconsin is divided into 72 counties statewide.
  11. Milwaukee County is the most populated county in Wisconsin
  12. The most populated city in Wisconsin is Milwaukee with an estimated 592,025 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Wisconsin are Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine.
  14. A native or resident Wisconsin is called a Wisconsinite.
  15. Wisconsin's average elevation statewide is 1,050 feet.
  16. Wisconsin's highest elevation point is Timms Hill at 1,951 feet.
  17. Wisconsin's lowest elevation point is the Lake Michigan at 579 feet.
  18. Wisconsin is all in the Central Time Zone (CT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Wisconsin is WI.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Wisconsin is US-WI.
  21. Wisconsin is called the Badger State and the America’s Dairyland.
  22. The estimated median household income in Wisconsin is $64,168.
  23. Wisconsin is the 32nd most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $202,029.
  24. Wisconsin is ranked 28th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Wisconsin has the 15th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 40.
  26. Wisconsin's average temperature is 44.71°F making it the 42nd warmest state in the United States.
  27. Wisconsin on average has 33.11 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 34th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Wisconsin was 114 °F on Monday, July 13, 1936, in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Wisconsin was -55 °F on Sunday, February 4, 1996, in Couderay, WI.
  30. Wisconsin's official state motto is "Forward" .
  31. Wisconsin's official state bird is the American robin (Turdus migratorius).
  32. Wisconsin's official state tree is the Sugar Maple (Turdus migratorius).
  33. Wisconsin's official state flower is the Wood Violet (Viola papilionacea).

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Wisconsin on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Wisconsin and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Wisconsin

The official state flag of Wisconsin waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Wisconsin

The official state seal of Wisconsin that is used by the state's government.

Madison the state capital of Wisconsin

Madison the capital city of Wisconsin.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America.

The Dells Of The Wisconsin River

The Dells Of The Wisconsin River

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