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Plover, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Plover had a population of 12,629 as of July 1, 2016. Plover ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Plover is located at latitude 44.462 and longitude -89.538 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Plover (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,076 feet.

The Village of Plover (GNIS ID: 1583941) 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 Plover 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 Plover: Mush-ko-da-ny.

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


Total Population 12,629
Population in Households 12,588
Population in Familes 10,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,202
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 5,218
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,311 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,907 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $168,870
Average Home Value $180,113


Median Household Income $60,571
Average Household Income $73,808
Per Capita Income $30,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.37%
Households 0.85% 0.51%
Families 1.2% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Plover, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plover 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 # 67 91st
Population Density1 # 187 76th
Diversity Index2 # 184 76th
Median Household Income # 175 78th
Per Capita Income # 168 78th

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