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Rio, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Rio is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Columbia County at latitude 43.4522 and longitude -89.2416. Columbia County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 932 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Rio, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rio, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Rio indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Rio (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Rio, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,079
Population in Households 1,079
Population in Familes 879
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 853
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 449
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 301
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 327 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $113,158
Average Home Value $119,785


Median Household Income $52,904
Average Household Income $58,909
Per Capita Income $24,657
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.44% 0.5%
Households 0.69% 0.53%
Families 0.72% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.


Rio, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 371 52nd
Population Density1 # 298 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 624 19th
Median Household Income # 307 60th
Per Capita Income # 368 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.