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Hurley, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Hurley had a population of 1,565 as of July 1, 2016. Hurley ranks in the lower 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 Hurley is located at latitude 46.4443 and longitude -90.2112 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hurley (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,496 feet.

The City of Hurley (GNIS ID: 1583424) 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 Hurley 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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Hurley, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,565
Population in Households 1,478
Population in Familes 993
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density1 458
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 780
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,058 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 499 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $78,954
Average Home Value $89,930


Median Household Income $35,076
Average Household Income $40,771
Per Capita Income $20,396
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.38%
Households 0.19% 0.36%
Families 0.66% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.

Hurley, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hurley 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 # 301 61st
Population Density1 # 489 37th
Diversity Index2 # 649 16th
Median Household Income # 735 5th
Per Capita Income # 704 9th

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