Richland County WI Information


Richland County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,869
Population in Households 17,533
Population in Familes 14,030
Population in Group Qrtrs 336
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 7,339
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,816
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,360 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,979 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,650 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $135,044
Average Home Value $174,697


Median Household Income $47,634
Average Household Income $58,907
Per Capita Income $24,428
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.21%
Households -0.02% -0.14%
Families -0.12% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.


Richland County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richland County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents 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 # 56 24th
Population Density1 # 52 29th
Diversity Index2 # 53 26th
Median Household Income # 45 39th
Per Capita Income # 51 31st

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