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Gillett, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Gillett had a population of 1,398 as of July 1, 2017. Gillett ranks in the upper 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 Gillett is located at latitude 44.8899 and longitude -88.3062 in Oconto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gillett (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Oconto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 810 feet.

The City of Gillett (GNIS ID: 1583273) 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 Gillett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gillett: Gillett Center.

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Gillett, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,398
Daytime Population: Workers 801
Daytime Population: Residents 664
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,465
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 1,376
Population in Familes 1,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,027
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $41,529
Average Household Income $54,064
Per Capita Income $22,786


Total Housing Units 661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $106,696
Average Home Value $127,155


Total Households 594
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 381
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.04%
Households 0.05% 0.0%
Families 1.1% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

Gillett, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillett to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 326 58th
Population Density # 238 69th
Diversity Index # 159 79th
Median Household Income # 685 12th
Per Capita Income # 654 16th

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