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South Wayne, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of South Wayne had a population of 476 as of July 1, 2017. South Wayne 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 South Wayne is located at latitude 42.5668 and longitude -89.8761 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Wayne (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Village of South Wayne (GNIS ID: 1584180) 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 South Wayne 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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South Wayne, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 476
Daytime Population: Workers 304
Daytime Population: Residents 218
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 522
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 476
Population in Familes 386
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 600
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $42,660
Average Household Income $60,208
Per Capita Income $24,163


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $127,344
Average Home Value $162,414


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 135
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 -0.37% -0.13%
Households -0.13% -0.1%
Families 1.52% -0.15%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   3.76%

South Wayne, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Wayne 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 # 542 30th
Population Density # 412 47th
Diversity Index # 722 7th
Median Household Income # 658 15th
Per Capita Income # 579 25th

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