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The City of Oconto Falls had a population of 2,849 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Oconto Falls is located at latitude 44.8739 and longitude -88.1429 in Oconto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oconto Falls encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Oconto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The City of Oconto Falls 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.

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Oconto Falls, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,849 (100%)
Population in Households 2,793 (98.0%)
Population in Families 2,171 (76.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 56 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 1,051
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $54,100
Average Household Income $69,678
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $29,747
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 867 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $165,366
Average Home Value $188,508
Housing Affordability Index3 166


Total Households 1,242
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 787
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.13% -0.11%
Households -0.06% -0.06%
Families 0.39% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%

Oconto Falls, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oconto Falls to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 220 72nd
Population Density # 218 72nd
Median Household Income # 537 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 272 35th
Per Capita Income # 461 41st
Diversity Index # 442 43rd

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