Wisconsin Dells, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Wisconsin Dells had a population of 2,752 as of July 1, 2018. 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 43.6275 and longitude -89.771 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.

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

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Wisconsin Dells, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,752
Population in Households 2,680
Population in Familes 1,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 355
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $51,805
Average Household Income $74,785
Per Capita Income $32,019


Total Housing Units 1,521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 690 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 485 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $191,667
Average Home Value $223,949


Total Households 1,175
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 692
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.33% 0.46%
Households 0.28% 0.39%
Families 0.59% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

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, 2018 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 # 220 72nd
Population Density # 548 29th
Diversity Index # 99 87th
Median Household Income # 452 42nd
Per Capita Income # 195 75th

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