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Gays Mills, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Gays Mills had a population of 507 as of July 1, 2017. Gays Mills ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gays Mills is located at latitude 43.3223 and longitude -90.8486 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gays Mills (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Village of Gays Mills (GNIS ID: 1583259) 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 Gays Mills 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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Gays Mills, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 507
Daytime Population: Workers 249
Daytime Population: Residents 273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 522
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 507
Population in Familes 409
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $43,992
Average Household Income $53,308
Per Capita Income $22,771


Total Housing Units 279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $148,333
Average Home Value $199,725


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 154
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 0.44% 0.39%
Households 0.3% 0.34%
Families 2.15% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Gays Mills, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gays Mills 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 # 528 32nd
Population Density # 725 6th
Diversity Index # 518 34th
Median Household Income # 629 19th
Per Capita Income # 655 16th

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