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Dresser, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Dresser had a population of 829 as of July 1, 2016. Dresser ranks in the lower 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 Dresser is located at latitude 45.3632 and longitude -92.6347 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dresser (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 928 feet.

The Village of Dresser (GNIS ID: 1583101) 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 Dresser 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 Dresser: Dresser Junction.

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


Total Population 829
Population in Households 829
Population in Familes 628
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 431
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 339
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $161,765
Average Home Value $190,455


Median Household Income $52,365
Average Household Income $64,395
Per Capita Income $27,143
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.34%
Households -0.09% -0.12%
Families -0.75% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

Dresser, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dresser 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 # 427 45th
Population Density1 # 501 35th
Diversity Index2 # 644 17th
Median Household Income # 349 55th
Per Capita Income # 290 63rd

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