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Townsend, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Townsend Census Designated Place had a population of 144 as of July 1, 2020. Townsend ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Townsend is located at latitude 45.328 and longitude -88.5896 in Oconto County. The formal boundaries for the Townsend Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oconto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The Townsend Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586560) 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 Townsend Census Designated Place is located within Town of Townsend, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oconto County.


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Townsend, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 144 (100%)
Population in Households 144 (100.0%)
Population in Families 114 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 293
Diversity Index2 8
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,640
Average Household Income $66,846
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $32,534
Wealth Index5 85
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 2.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (58.6%)
Median Home Value $228,571
Average Home Value $249,242
Housing Affordability Index3 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.13% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.25% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

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Townsend, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Townsend to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 721 7th
Population Density # 590 24th
Median Household Income # 554 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 117 15th
Per Capita Income # 266 66th
Diversity Index # 678 13th

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