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Mole Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Mole Lake Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Forest County at latitude 45.4861 and longitude -88.9756. Forest County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,552 feet.

The formal official name is the Mole Lake Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mole Lake, Wisconsin.

The U5 Census Class Code for Mole Lake indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Mole Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles.

Mole Lake Census Designated Place, WI Boundary Map


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Mole Lake, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 458
Population in Households 457
Population in Familes 369
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $133,929
Average Home Value $141,595


Median Household Income $44,644
Average Household Income $59,629
Per Capita Income $23,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.22% 0.56%
Households 1.4% 0.68%
Families 3.69% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
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.


Mole Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mole Lake to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 548 29th
Population Density1 # 703 9th
Diversity Index2 # 29 97th
Median Household Income # 504 35th
Per Capita Income # 430 45th

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