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Crandon, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Crandon had a population of 1,871 as of July 1, 2016. Crandon 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 Crandon is located at latitude 45.5678 and longitude -88.8955 in Forest County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crandon (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Forest County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,627 feet.

The City of Crandon (GNIS ID: 1583023) 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 Crandon 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 Crandon: Ayr.

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


Total Population 1,871
Population in Households 1,783
Population in Familes 1,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 88
Population Density1 358
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 761
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 499
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 521 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $117,718
Average Home Value $146,367


Median Household Income $38,892
Average Household Income $48,501
Per Capita Income $20,540
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.17%
Households -0.21% -0.11%
Families 0.1% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

Crandon, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crandon 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 # 275 65th
Population Density1 # 546 30th
Diversity Index2 # 117 85th
Median Household Income # 681 12th
Per Capita Income # 698 10th

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