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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Wisconsin Dells had a population of 2,671 as of July 1, 2016. Wisconsin Dells ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wisconsin Dells is located at latitude 43.6384 and longitude -89.7758 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wisconsin Dells (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wisconsin Dells are located in Columbia County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Sauk County, and Adams County.

The City of Wisconsin Dells (GNIS ID: 1584462) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wisconsin Dells 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 Wisconsin Dells: Kilbourn, Kilbourn City.

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


Total Population 2,671
Population in Households 2,598
Population in Familes 1,920
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 344
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,144
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 678
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 658 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $172,391
Average Home Value $200,721


Median Household Income $48,318
Average Household Income $67,209
Per Capita Income $28,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% 0.0%
Households -0.06% 0.02%
Families 0.46% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.

Wisconsin Dells, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wisconsin Dells 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 # 221 72nd
Population Density1 # 556 28th
Diversity Index2 # 115 85th
Median Household Income # 452 42nd
Per Capita Income # 227 71st

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