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Viroqua, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Viroqua is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Vernon County at latitude 43.5578 and longitude -90.8867. Vernon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,266 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Viroqua, but most people and references simply refer to it as Viroqua, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Viroqua indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Viroqua (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Viroqua, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,426
Population in Households 4,218
Population in Familes 3,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 208
Population Density1 1,166
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 2,071
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 1,102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,299 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 772 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $90,800
Average Home Value $98,942


Median Household Income $32,947
Average Household Income $42,989
Per Capita Income $20,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% 0.43%
Households 0.48% 0.49%
Families 0.94% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


Viroqua, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Viroqua to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 153 80th
Population Density1 # 192 75th
Diversity Index2 # 586 24th
Median Household Income # 759 2nd
Per Capita Income # 674 13th

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