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The City of Tomah had a population of 9,525 as of July 1, 2016. Tomah ranks in the upper 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 Tomah is located at latitude 43.988 and longitude -90.5014 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tomah (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Tomah (GNIS ID: 1584282) 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 Tomah 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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Tomah, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,525
Population in Households 9,245
Population in Familes 6,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density1 1,278
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 4,114
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,372
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,253 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,862 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 307 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $123,018
Average Home Value $145,672


Median Household Income $43,702
Average Household Income $57,273
Per Capita Income $25,010
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.44%
Households 0.8% 0.51%
Families 1.16% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Tomah, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tomah 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 # 92 88th
Population Density1 # 165 79th
Diversity Index2 # 133 83rd
Median Household Income # 565 27th
Per Capita Income # 431 45th

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