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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Wisconsin Dells had a population of 2,715 as of July 1, 2017. Wisconsin Dells ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wisconsin Dells is located at latitude 43.6384 and longitude -89.7758 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wisconsin Dells (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wisconsin Dells are located in Columbia County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Sauk County, and Adams County.

The City of Wisconsin Dells (GNIS ID: 1584462) 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 Wisconsin Dells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wisconsin Dells: Kilbourn, Kilbourn City.

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


Total Population 2,715
Daytime Population: Workers 3,963
Daytime Population: Residents 1,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,146
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.90
Population in Households 2,640
Population in Familes 1,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 350
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $51,064
Average Household Income $71,518
Per Capita Income $30,561


Total Housing Units 1,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 654 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 503 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 342 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $185,776
Average Home Value $216,361


Total Households 1,157
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 684
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 0.19% 0.26%
Households 0.11% 0.21%
Families 0.51% 0.15%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Wisconsin Dells, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wisconsin Dells to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 219 72nd
Population Density # 551 29th
Diversity Index # 113 86th
Median Household Income # 469 40th
Per Capita Income # 220 72nd

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