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Port Washington, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Port Washington had a population of 11,844 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 11,844
Population in Households 11,503
Population in Familes 9,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 341
Population Density1 2,040
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 4,991
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,180 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,811 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $207,744
Average Home Value $248,514


Median Household Income $57,440
Average Household Income $74,457
Per Capita Income $31,638
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.64%
Households 0.82% 0.74%
Families 1.0% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

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, 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 # 73 91st
Population Density1 # 65 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 246 68th
Median Household Income # 225 71st
Per Capita Income # 130 83rd

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