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Fairwater, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Fairwater had a population of 345 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fairwater is located at latitude 43.7425 and longitude -88.8669 in Fond du Lac County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fairwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Fond du Lac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The Village of Fairwater (GNIS ID: 1583187) 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 Fairwater 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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Fairwater, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 345
Population in Households 345
Population in Familes 304
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 472
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 145
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $127,885
Average Home Value $162,615


Median Household Income $52,819
Average Household Income $63,441
Per Capita Income $24,344
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.16% -0.77%
Households -0.75% -0.56%
Families 0.44% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.28%
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.

Fairwater, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairwater 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 # 602 22nd
Population Density1 # 481 38th
Diversity Index2 # 309 60th
Median Household Income # 330 57th
Per Capita Income # 478 38th

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