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Birchwood, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Birchwood had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2016. Birchwood ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Birchwood is located at latitude 45.6577 and longitude -91.5506 in Washburn County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Birchwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Washburn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The Village of Birchwood (GNIS ID: 1582812) 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 Birchwood 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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Birchwood, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 472
Population in Households 472
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 435
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $138,125
Average Home Value $173,693


Median Household Income $35,332
Average Household Income $45,793
Per Capita Income $20,139
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 0.67%
Households 1.09% 0.74%
Families 2.3% 0.72%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Birchwood, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birchwood 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 # 544 30th
Population Density1 # 499 36th
Diversity Index2 # 707 8th
Median Household Income # 732 6th
Per Capita Income # 715 8th

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