Forest County WI Information


Forest County Subdivisions

Forest County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,104
Daytime Population: Workers 3,634
Daytime Population: Residents 5,142
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,776
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 8,744
Population in Familes 6,921
Population in Group Qrtrs 360
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $44,080
Average Household Income $55,281
Per Capita Income $23,453


Total Housing Units 9,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,846 (30.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 935 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,482 (59.2%)
Median Home Value $136,868
Average Home Value $171,627


Total Households 3,781
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,468
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 -0.3% -0.43%
Households -0.2% -0.4%
Families -0.31% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.58%


Forest County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents 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 # 68 7th
Population Density # 71 3rd
Diversity Index # 8 90th
Median Household Income # 69 6th
Per Capita Income # 70 4th

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