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Markesan, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Markesan had a population of 1,383 as of July 1, 2017. Markesan ranks in 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 Markesan is located at latitude 43.7108 and longitude -88.9912 in Green Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Markesan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Green Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 853 feet.

The City of Markesan (GNIS ID: 1583659) 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 Markesan 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 Markesan: Granville.

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


Total Population 1,383
Daytime Population: Workers 943
Daytime Population: Residents 790
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,733
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 1,303
Population in Familes 1,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 594
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $45,312
Average Household Income $55,401
Per Capita Income $23,064


Total Housing Units 661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 369 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $110,280
Average Home Value $147,418


Total Households 559
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 366
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 -0.89% -0.53%
Households -0.72% -0.47%
Families -0.62% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Markesan, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Markesan 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 # 328 58th
Population Density # 414 47th
Diversity Index # 197 75th
Median Household Income # 601 22nd
Per Capita Income # 640 17th

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