Fond du Lac, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Fond du Lac had a population of 43,165 as of July 1, 2018. Fond du Lac 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 Fond du Lac is located at latitude 43.7722 and longitude -88.4403 in Fond du Lac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fond du Lac (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.93 sq. miles and a water area of 1.3 sq. miles. Fond du Lac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of Fond du Lac (GNIS ID: 1583208) 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 Fond du Lac: Wanikamiu.

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Fond du Lac, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 43,165
Population in Households 41,485
Population in Familes 30,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,680
Population Density2 2,281
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $49,399
Average Household Income $63,810
Per Capita Income $27,670


Total Housing Units 19,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,125 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,096 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,350 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $134,357
Average Home Value $169,682


Total Households 18,222
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 10,480
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 0.04% 0.13%
Households 0.19% 0.28%
Families 0.1% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Fond du Lac, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fond du Lac 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 # 15 98th
Population Density # 48 94th
Diversity Index # 97 88th
Median Household Income # 512 34th
Per Capita Income # 397 49th

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