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Wabeno, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Wabeno Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Forest County at latitude 45.4394 and longitude -88.6581. Forest County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,539 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Wabeno 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 Wabeno Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Wabeno Census Designated Place, WI Boundary Map


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


Total Population 570
Population in Households 570
Population in Familes 447
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 236
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $92,424
Average Home Value $109,604


Median Household Income $40,205
Average Household Income $45,031
Per Capita Income $19,052
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.21% -0.25%
Households 0.1% -0.17%
Families 0.15% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.


Wabeno, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wabeno 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 # 499 36th
Population Density1 # 630 19th
Diversity Index2 # 73 91st
Median Household Income # 624 19th
Per Capita Income # 709 8th

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