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Gillett, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Gillett had a population of 1,389 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gillett: Gillett Center.

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Gillett, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,389
Population in Households 1,367
Population in Familes 1,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 1,020
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 603
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 389
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $70,631
Average Home Value $79,028


Median Household Income $40,557
Average Household Income $48,788
Per Capita Income $20,887
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.04%
Households 0.35% 0.2%
Families 1.92% 0.15%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
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.


Gillett, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillett to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 328 58th
Population Density1 # 236 70th
Diversity Index2 # 148 81st
Median Household Income # 635 18th
Per Capita Income # 664 14th

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