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Port Edwards, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The Village of Port Edwards had a population of 1,824 as of July 1, 2016. Port Edwards ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Edwards is located at latitude 44.3573 and longitude -89.8504 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Edwards (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.03 sq. miles and a water area of 1.25 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The Village of Port Edwards (GNIS ID: 1583954) 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 Port Edwards population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Edwards: Frenchtown.

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Port Edwards, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,824
Population in Households 1,755
Population in Familes 1,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density1 303
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 727
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 510
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 583 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $97,822
Average Home Value $121,312


Median Household Income $52,725
Average Household Income $59,977
Per Capita Income $24,283
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.02%
Households 0.36% 0.14%
Families 0.35% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Port Edwards, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Edwards 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 # 278 64th
Population Density1 # 583 25th
Diversity Index2 # 279 63rd
Median Household Income # 333 57th
Per Capita Income # 484 38th

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