Jackson County WI Information


Jackson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 21,136
Population in Households 19,839
Population in Familes 15,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,297
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 8,087
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 5,368
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,969 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,118 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,111 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $133,940
Average Home Value $169,392


Median Household Income $46,650
Average Household Income $58,543
Per Capita Income $23,166
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.62%
Households 0.49% 0.6%
Families 0.4% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.


Jackson County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents 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 # 50 32nd
Population Density1 # 59 19th
Diversity Index2 # 13 83rd
Median Household Income # 50 32nd
Per Capita Income # 65 11th

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