Fond du Lac, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Fond du Lac had a population of 44,020 as of July 1, 2021. 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 43.773 and longitude -88.4471 in Fond du Lac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fond du Lac 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 44,020 (100%)
Population in Households 42,319 (96.1%)
Population in Families 31,188 (70.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,701 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 2,290
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $56,130
Average Household Income $70,290
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $30,076
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 20,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,835 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,832 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,492 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $145,087
Average Home Value $183,522
Housing Affordability Index3 175


Total Households 18,667
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 10,648
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.19% 0.21%
Households 0.34% 0.31%
Families 0.2% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%

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

The table below compares Fond du Lac to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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
Median Household Income # 487 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 333 43rd
Per Capita Income # 433 44th
Diversity Index # 92 88th

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