Boscobel, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boscobel, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Boscobel had a population of 3,417 as of July 1, 2017. Boscobel 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 Boscobel is located at latitude 43.1428 and longitude -90.6984 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boscobel (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of Boscobel (GNIS ID: 1582843) 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 Boscobel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Boscobel, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,417
Population in Households 2,881
Population in Familes 2,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 536
Population Density1 1,140
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,225
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 744
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 767 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 458 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $91,872
Average Home Value $110,332


Median Household Income $44,623
Average Household Income $55,275
Per Capita Income $22,327
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.16%
Households 0.34% 0.31%
Families 0.32% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.

Boscobel, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boscobel to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 186 76th
Population Density1 # 202 74th
Diversity Index2 # 171 78th
Median Household Income # 618 20th
Per Capita Income # 678 13th

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