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The City of Oconto had a population of 4,528 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Oconto is located at latitude 44.8913 and longitude -87.8684 in Oconto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oconto (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Oconto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The City of Oconto (GNIS ID: 1583850) 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 Oconto 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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Oconto, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,528
Population in Households 4,431
Population in Familes 3,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density1 661
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,869
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,216
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,275 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 594 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $94,299
Average Home Value $120,161


Median Household Income $40,856
Average Household Income $51,695
Per Capita Income $21,184
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.07%
Households -0.03% 0.03%
Families 0.59% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Oconto, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oconto 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 # 155 80th
Population Density1 # 382 51st
Diversity Index2 # 364 53rd
Median Household Income # 641 17th
Per Capita Income # 676 13th

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