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Wabeno, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The Wabeno Census Designated Place had a population of 584 as of July 1, 2017. Wabeno ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Wabeno is located at latitude 45.4394 and longitude -88.6581 in Forest County. The formal boundaries for the Wabeno Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Forest County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,539 feet.

The Wabeno Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586567) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wabeno Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wabeno, a minor civil division (MCD) of Forest County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wabeno population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 584
Daytime Population: Workers 104
Daytime Population: Residents 335
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 439
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 584
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 245
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $44,204
Average Household Income $56,126
Per Capita Income $23,479


Total Housing Units 308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $99,597
Average Home Value $137,730


Total Households 247
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 156
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 0.26% -0.14%
Households 0.4% -0.08%
Families 0.27% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Wabeno, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wabeno to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 495 36th
Population Density # 623 20th
Diversity Index # 76 90th
Median Household Income # 624 20th
Per Capita Income # 625 19th

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