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The City of Eagle River had a population of 1,402 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Eagle River is located at latitude 45.9247 and longitude -89.2579 in Vilas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eagle River (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Vilas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The City of Eagle River (GNIS ID: 1583114) 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 Eagle River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Eagle River, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,402
Population in Households 1,334
Population in Familes 982
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 460
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 395
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 469 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $178,846
Average Home Value $242,569


Median Household Income $40,715
Average Household Income $57,726
Per Capita Income $27,611
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.17%
Households 0.35% 0.37%
Families 4.06% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Eagle River, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eagle River 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 # 327 58th
Population Density1 # 488 37th
Diversity Index2 # 283 64th
Median Household Income # 645 17th
Per Capita Income # 275 65th

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