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Spooner, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Spooner had a population of 2,589 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Spooner is located at latitude 45.8269 and longitude -91.8905 in Washburn County. 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. Washburn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Spooner (GNIS ID: 1584187) 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 Spooner 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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Spooner, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,589
Population in Households 2,487
Population in Familes 1,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density1 787
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,139
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 673
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 689 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 451 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $116,243
Average Home Value $135,922


Median Household Income $35,168
Average Household Income $48,570
Per Capita Income $21,583
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% -0.4%
Households -0.56% -0.41%
Families 0.17% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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 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 # 226 71st
Population Density1 # 329 58th
Diversity Index2 # 390 50th
Median Household Income # 734 5th
Per Capita Income # 652 16th

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