Beaver Dam, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Beaver Dam had a population of 16,798 as of July 1, 2018. Beaver Dam ranks in the upper 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 Beaver Dam is located at latitude 43.4681 and longitude -88.8309 in Dodge County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beaver Dam (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.14 sq. miles and a water area of 1.38 sq. miles. Dodge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Beaver Dam (GNIS ID: 1582777) 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 Beaver Dam population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beaver Dam: Beaverdam.

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Beaver Dam, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,798
Population in Households 16,371
Population in Familes 12,419
Population in Group Qrtrs 427
Population Density1 2,354
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $48,918
Average Household Income $59,842
Per Capita Income $25,584


Total Housing Units 7,605 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,897 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,189 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 519 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $131,242
Average Home Value $148,871


Total Households 7,086
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 4,256
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.26% 0.23%
Households 0.33% 0.29%
Families 0.27% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Beaver Dam, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beaver Dam 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 # 49 94th
Population Density # 43 95th
Diversity Index # 114 85th
Median Household Income # 518 33rd
Per Capita Income # 522 33rd

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