Wisconsin Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


Wisconsin Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Wisconsin as of July 1, 2017. Our Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank WI cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Wisconsin Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,824,481
Daytime Population: Workers 2,943,717
Daytime Population: Residents 2,802,301
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,746,018
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 5,676,339
Population in Familes 4,458,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 148,142
Population Density2 108
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $56,369
Average Household Income $74,110
Per Capita Income $30,120


Total Housing Units 2,709,427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,526,850 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 815,123 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 367,454 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $184,714
Average Home Value $223,996


Total Households 2,341,973
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,495,311
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.33% 0.37%
Households 0.37% 0.4%
Families 0.25% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.7%