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Spooner, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Spooner is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washburn County at latitude 45.8269 and longitude -91.8905. Washburn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Spooner 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 Spooner (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,616
Population in Households 2,513
Population in Familes 1,902
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 795
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,164
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 688
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 712 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 451 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $83,724
Average Home Value $91,924


Median Household Income $35,863
Average Household Income $47,304
Per Capita Income $21,043
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.58% -0.49%
Households -0.32% -0.43%
Families 0.77% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.


Spooner, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spooner 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 # 220 72nd
Population Density1 # 325 58th
Diversity Index2 # 345 55th
Median Household Income # 736 5th
Per Capita Income # 619 20th

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