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Lake Wissota, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Lake Wissota Census Designated Place had a population of 2,783 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Wissota is located at latitude 44.926 and longitude -91.2896 in Chippewa County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Wissota Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Chippewa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

The Lake Wissota Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393089) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Wissota Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lafayette, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chippewa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Wissota population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Wissota: Wissota Beach.

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Lake Wissota, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,783
Population in Households 2,760
Population in Familes 2,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 737
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,126
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 854 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 272 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $220,968
Average Home Value $300,761


Median Household Income $62,961
Average Household Income $75,921
Per Capita Income $30,694
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.23%
Households 0.57% 0.42%
Families 0.44% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

Lake Wissota, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Wissota to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 216 72nd
Population Density1 # 353 55th
Diversity Index2 # 542 30th
Median Household Income # 135 83rd
Per Capita Income # 144 82nd

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