Geography & Demographics
||Total (Land + Water): 65,498 sq miles; Land Only: 54,310 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
||Central Time Zone|
||Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota|
|Highest Point||Timms Hill, 1,951 feet|
|State Population (2015)||5,771,337|
|State Population Density||106.3 people / square mile|
||262, 274, 414, 534, 608, 715, 920|
|Top 5 Cities (2010 population)
Green Bay (104,057)
Government & Legislature
|State Ballad||"Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams"|
|State Dog||American water spaniel|
|State Domestic Animal||Dairy cow|
||Wood violet |
|State Rock||Red granite|
|State Soil||Antigo silt loam|
|State Song||"On, Wisconsin!"|
|State Symbol of Peace||Mourning dove|
|State Wildlife Animal||White-tailed deer|
Wisconsin Fun Facts
- The state of Wisconsin was named after the Wisconsin River. The word Wisconsin originates from the Miami Indian word Meskonsing, meaning "this stream meanders through something red," a reference to the setting of the Wisconsin River as it flows through the red sandstone bluffs of the Wisconsin Dells.
- Harley-Davidson, the American motorcycle manufacturer, was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1903 by William Harley, Arthur Davidson, and Walter Davidson.
- The Ringling Brothers (Albert, Otto, Charles and John) gave their first circus show performance in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in 1884.
- Noah's Ark Family Park is the largest water park in the United States. It features 51 water slides, among other attractions. The park is located in the city of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
- The first hydroelectric plant in the United States began operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, on September 30, 1882.
- Seymour, Wisconsin, is home to the Hamburger Hall of Fame.
- The Wisconsin town of Bloomer hosts an annual jump rope competition and is the Jump Rope Capital of the World.
- Eagle River, Wisconsin, hosts the annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby and is known as the Snowmobile Capital of the World.
- In 1919, Stephen J. Poplawski of Racine, Wisconsin, invented the blender.
- Wisconsin is one of two states with an official State Pastry: Kringle.
This page was last updated on August 24, 2016.