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Stevens Point, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Stevens Point had a population of 27,334 as of July 1, 2016. Stevens Point 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 Stevens Point is located at latitude 44.5253 and longitude -89.5504 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stevens Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.24 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Stevens Point (GNIS ID: 1584223) 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 Stevens Point 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 Stevens Point: First Island, Kah-kag-e-winch-e-min-it-e-gong, Stephens Point, Steven's Point.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 27,334
Population in Households 23,910
Population in Familes 14,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,424
Population Density1 1,591
Diversity Index2 23
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,943
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 5,255
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,625 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,319 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 586 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $123,277
Average Home Value $141,987
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,112
Average Household Income $54,700
Per Capita Income $22,579
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.22%
Households 0.5% 0.36%
Families 0.95% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Stevens Point, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stevens Point 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 # 29 96th
Population Density1 # 106 86th
Diversity Index2 # 176 77th
Median Household Income # 660 15th
Per Capita Income # 593 24th

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