Prairie du Sac, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Prairie du Sac had a population of 4,113 as of July 1, 2016. Prairie du Sac 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 Prairie du Sac is located at latitude 43.2908 and longitude -89.7321 in Sauk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Prairie du Sac (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Sauk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 774 feet.

The Village of Prairie du Sac (GNIS ID: 1583973) 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 Prairie du Sac 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 Prairie du Sac: Sauk Prairie.

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Prairie du Sac, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,113
Population in Households 4,039
Population in Familes 3,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 2,439
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,696
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,065
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 691 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $204,745
Average Home Value $229,602


Median Household Income $52,661
Average Household Income $68,995
Per Capita Income $28,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.82%
Households 0.57% 0.73%
Families 0.02% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Prairie du Sac, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie du Sac 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 # 167 79th
Population Density1 # 30 96th
Diversity Index2 # 167 78th
Median Household Income # 335 57th
Per Capita Income # 240 69th

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