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Mellen, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Mellen had a population of 759 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mellen is located at latitude 46.3239 and longitude -90.6607 in Ashland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mellen (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ashland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,250 feet.

The City of Mellen (GNIS ID: 1583688) 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 Mellen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 759
Daytime Population: Workers 656
Daytime Population: Residents 398
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,054
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 743
Population in Familes 562
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 407
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $42,591
Average Household Income $52,427
Per Capita Income $24,095


Total Housing Units 443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $91,875
Average Home Value $127,068


Total Households 349
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 209
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 0.52% -0.13%
Households 0.48% -0.11%
Families 1.93% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Mellen, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mellen 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 # 445 43rd
Population Density # 511 34th
Diversity Index # 513 34th
Median Household Income # 660 15th
Per Capita Income # 582 25th

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