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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Beaver Dam had a population of 16,776 as of July 1, 2016. Beaver Dam ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Beaver Dam is located at latitude 43.4681 and longitude -88.8309 in Dodge County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beaver Dam (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.14 sq. miles and a water area of 1.38 sq. miles. Dodge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Beaver Dam (GNIS ID: 1582777) 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 Beaver Dam 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 Beaver Dam: Beaverdam.

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Beaver Dam, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,776
Population in Households 16,348
Population in Familes 12,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 428
Population Density1 2,351
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 6,975
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 4,216
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,011 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,964 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 545 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $128,183
Average Home Value $146,597


Median Household Income $46,066
Average Household Income $57,517
Per Capita Income $24,262
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.29%
Households 0.18% 0.21%
Families 0.21% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.15%
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.

Beaver Dam, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaver Dam 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 # 49 94th
Population Density1 # 36 95th
Diversity Index2 # 111 86th
Median Household Income # 504 35th
Per Capita Income # 486 37th

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