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Port Edwards, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Port Edwards is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wood County at latitude 44.3573 and longitude -89.8504. Wood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Port Edwards 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Edwards: Frenchtown.

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


Total Population 1,791
Population in Households 1,720
Population in Familes 1,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 297
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 712
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 499
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $86,728
Average Home Value $94,469


Median Household Income $49,630
Average Household Income $60,096
Per Capita Income $24,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.35% -0.25%
Households 0.03% -0.11%
Families 0.0% -0.2%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.28%
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 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 # 277 64th
Population Density1 # 588 24th
Diversity Index2 # 280 64th
Median Household Income # 412 47th
Per Capita Income # 409 47th

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