Wood County WI Information


Wood County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 74,619
Population in Households 73,804
Population in Familes 58,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 815
Population Density1 94
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 32,006
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 20,710
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,836 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,170 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,760 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $126,131
Average Home Value $149,992


Median Household Income $48,074
Average Household Income $61,976
Per Capita Income $26,723
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.1%
Households 0.21% 0.04%
Families 0.1% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.


Wood County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood 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 # 22 71st
Population Density1 # 22 71st
Diversity Index2 # 40 46th
Median Household Income # 43 42nd
Per Capita Income # 28 63rd

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