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Port Wing, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Port Wing Census Designated Place had a population of 163 as of July 1, 2017. Port Wing ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Port Wing is located at latitude 46.7756 and longitude -91.3806 in Bayfield County. The formal boundaries for the Port Wing Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bayfield County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

The Port Wing Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586545) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Port Wing Census Designated Place is located within Town of Port Wing, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bayfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Wing 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 Port Wing: Portwing.

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


Total Population 163
Daytime Population: Workers 104
Daytime Population: Residents 84
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 163
Population in Familes 123
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 142
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $44,938
Average Household Income $55,829
Per Capita Income $28,548


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (31.5%)
Median Home Value $163,636
Average Home Value $201,316


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.08% -0.12%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.35% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Port Wing, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Wing 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 # 707 9th
Population Density # 689 11th
Diversity Index # 629 19th
Median Household Income # 610 21st
Per Capita Income # 300 61st

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