Wisconsin Census Data


Wisconsin Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Wisconsin as of July 1, 2016. Our Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank WI cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Wisconsin Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,795,428
Population in Households 5,646,513
Population in Familes 4,450,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 148,915
Population Density1 107
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 2,333,049
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,493,839
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,695,826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,545,310 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 787,739 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 362,777 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $179,154
Average Home Value $217,149


Median Household Income $53,160
Average Household Income $70,098
Per Capita Income $28,544
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.35%
Households 0.37% 0.4%
Families 0.27% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.