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Potosi, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The Village of Potosi had a population of 649 as of July 1, 2017. Potosi ranks in the lower 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 Potosi is located at latitude 42.6856 and longitude -90.7073 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Potosi (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The Village of Potosi (GNIS ID: 1583963) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Potosi: Snake Hollow.

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


Total Population 649
Daytime Population: Workers 1,337
Daytime Population: Residents 305
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,642
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.53
Population in Households 649
Population in Familes 542
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 394
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $54,152
Average Household Income $61,858
Per Capita Income $25,967


Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $140,517
Average Home Value $171,364


Total Households 281
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 197
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 -0.8% -0.56%
Households -0.67% -0.43%
Families -0.41% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Potosi, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potosi 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 # 473 39th
Population Density # 520 33rd
Diversity Index # 760 2nd
Median Household Income # 388 50th
Per Capita Income # 477 39th

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