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Stratford, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Stratford had a population of 1,643 as of July 1, 2016. Stratford ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Stratford is located at latitude 44.7976 and longitude -90.0706 in Marathon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Stratford (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Marathon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,266 feet.

The Village of Stratford (GNIS ID: 1584234) 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 Stratford 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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Stratford, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,643
Population in Households 1,643
Population in Familes 1,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 310
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 700
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 452
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 479 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $106,934
Average Home Value $115,586


Median Household Income $46,795
Average Household Income $56,837
Per Capita Income $24,290
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.6%
Households 0.8% 0.7%
Families 0.69% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Stratford, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stratford 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 # 296 62nd
Population Density1 # 580 25th
Diversity Index2 # 634 18th
Median Household Income # 488 37th
Per Capita Income # 481 38th

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