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Port Washington, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Port Washington had a population of 11,841 as of July 1, 2017. Port Washington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Washington is located at latitude 43.3842 and longitude -87.8807 in Ozaukee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Washington (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.8 sq. miles and a water area of 1.26 sq. miles. Ozaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The City of Port Washington (GNIS ID: 1583960) 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 Port Washington 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 Port Washington: Sauk Harbor, Sauk Washington, The Little City of Seven Hills, Washington, Wisconsin City.

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


Total Population 11,841
Daytime Population: Workers 4,799
Daytime Population: Residents 5,317
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 11,472
Population in Familes 9,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 369
Population Density2 2,040
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $60,582
Average Household Income $78,340
Per Capita Income $33,179


Total Housing Units 5,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,112 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,858 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 300 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $213,867
Average Home Value $255,439


Total Households 4,970
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 3,148
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 0.61% 0.55%
Households 0.65% 0.62%
Families 0.77% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Port Washington, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Washington 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 # 74 91st
Population Density # 66 92nd
Diversity Index # 239 69th
Median Household Income # 230 70th
Per Capita Income # 137 82nd

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