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Fairwater, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Fairwater had a population of 365 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Fairwater is located at latitude 43.7439 and longitude -88.8671 in Fond du Lac County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fairwater encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Fond du Lac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The Village of Fairwater (GNIS ID: 1583187) 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.


Fairwater, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 365 (100%)
Population in Households 365 (100.0%)
Population in Families 319 (87.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 497
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $61,777
Average Household Income $81,460
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $31,198
Wealth Index5 84


Total HU (Housing Units) 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $189,286
Average Home Value $335,294
Housing Affordability Index3 182


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.16% -0.16%
Households 0.06% 0.0%
Families 0.7% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Fairwater, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairwater to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 597 24th
Population Density # 466 40th
Median Household Income # 305 61st
Housing Affordability Index # 319 41st
Per Capita Income # 321 59th
Diversity Index # 296 62nd

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