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The Townsend Census Designated Place had a population of 148 as of July 1, 2017. Townsend 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 Townsend is located at latitude 45.3276 and longitude -88.5904 in Oconto County. The formal boundaries for the Townsend Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Townsend 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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Townsend, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 148
Daytime Population: Workers 88
Daytime Population: Residents 94
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 182
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 148
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 366
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $42,551
Average Household Income $57,066
Per Capita Income $27,404


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 4.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (57.3%)
Median Home Value $207,143
Average Home Value $239,394


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.19% 0.13%
Households 0.19% 0.0%
Families 3.2% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.8%
Per Capita Income   3.74%

Townsend, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Townsend 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 # 716 8th
Population Density # 539 30th
Diversity Index # 703 9th
Median Household Income # 661 15th
Per Capita Income # 366 53rd

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