Vilas County WI Information


Vilas County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 22,076
Population in Households 21,892
Population in Familes 17,277
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 10,078
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 6,568
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,905 (30.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,173 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,106 (61.5%)
Median Home Value $218,139
Average Home Value $302,037


Median Household Income $43,901
Average Household Income $61,495
Per Capita Income $28,177
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.48%
Households 0.68% 0.61%
Families 0.59% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.


Vilas County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vilas 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 # 49 33rd
Population Density1 # 57 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 15 81st
Median Household Income # 57 22nd
Per Capita Income # 14 82nd

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