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Bancroft, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Bancroft Census Designated Place had a population of 540 as of July 1, 2015. Bancroft ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Bancroft is located at latitude 44.3086 and longitude -89.5062 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the Bancroft Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The Bancroft Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586455) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bancroft Census Designated Place is located within Town of Pine Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Portage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bancroft population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bancroft: Bancroft Station.

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Bancroft, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 540
Population in Households 540
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 107
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $96,053
Average Home Value $115,455


Median Household Income $49,603
Average Household Income $58,663
Per Capita Income $21,939
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.15%
Households 0.29% 0.4%
Families 0.4% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.25%
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.


Bancroft, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bancroft to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 513 34th
Population Density1 # 722 7th
Diversity Index2 # 65 92nd
Median Household Income # 429 45th
Per Capita Income # 610 21st

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