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Gays Mills, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Gays Mills had a population of 512 as of July 1, 2016. Gays Mills ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gays Mills is located at latitude 43.3223 and longitude -90.8486 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gays Mills (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Village of Gays Mills (GNIS ID: 1583259) 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 Gays Mills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Gays Mills, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 512
Population in Households 512
Population in Familes 415
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $137,069
Average Home Value $181,892


Median Household Income $41,862
Average Household Income $51,715
Per Capita Income $22,386
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.43%
Households 0.76% 0.42%
Families 2.92% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Gays Mills, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gays Mills 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 # 528 32nd
Population Density1 # 724 7th
Diversity Index2 # 562 28th
Median Household Income # 617 20th
Per Capita Income # 606 22nd

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