Forest County WI Information


Forest County Subdivisions

Forest County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,003
Population in Households 8,643
Population in Familes 6,793
Population in Group Qrtrs 360
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $43,558
Average Household Income $55,959
Per Capita Income $23,739


Total Housing Units 9,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,933 (31.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 806 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,461 (59.4%)
Median Home Value $133,490
Average Home Value $169,962


Total Households 3,739
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,431
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 -0.4% -0.5%
Households -0.31% -0.47%
Families -0.46% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.54%


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, 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 # 68 7th
Population Density # 71 3rd
Diversity Index # 8 90th
Median Household Income # 69 6th
Per Capita Income # 68 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.