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Kiel, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Kiel had a population of 3,972 as of July 1, 2016. Kiel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kiel is located at latitude 43.916 and longitude -88.0265 in Manitowoc County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kiel (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Manitowoc County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 919 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Kiel are located in Manitowoc County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Calumet County.

The City of Kiel (GNIS ID: 1583478) 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 Kiel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kiel: Schleswig.

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


Total Population 3,972
Population in Households 3,972
Population in Familes 3,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,580
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,666
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,106
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,244 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 423 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $146,900
Average Home Value $164,099


Median Household Income $52,610
Average Household Income $62,634
Per Capita Income $26,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.56%
Households 1.02% 0.58%
Families 1.3% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Kiel, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kiel 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 # 172 78th
Population Density1 # 110 86th
Diversity Index2 # 491 37th
Median Household Income # 338 56th
Per Capita Income # 340 56th

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