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Rhinelander, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Rhinelander had a population of 7,624 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rhinelander is located at latitude 45.6361 and longitude -89.4255 in Oneida County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rhinelander (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Oneida County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

The City of Rhinelander (GNIS ID: 1584014) 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 Rhinelander population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rhinelander: City of the Hodag, Pelican Rapids, Zhede-zhiibiing.

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Rhinelander, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,624
Population in Households 7,472
Population in Familes 5,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density1 915
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 3,529
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,910
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,976 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,553 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 473 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $97,749
Average Home Value $129,970


Median Household Income $37,564
Average Household Income $49,035
Per Capita Income $23,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.1%
Households -0.03% 0.01%
Families 0.34% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.

Rhinelander, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rhinelander 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 # 113 86th
Population Density1 # 281 64th
Diversity Index2 # 357 54th
Median Household Income # 712 8th
Per Capita Income # 567 27th

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