Prescott, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Prescott, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Prescott had a population of 4,343 as of July 1, 2018. Prescott ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prescott is located at latitude 44.7489 and longitude -92.8021 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prescott encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Prescott (GNIS ID: 1583980) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prescott: Elizabeth, Lake Mouth, Mouth of the Saint Croix.

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Prescott, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,343
Population in Households 4,315
Population in Familes 3,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 1,677
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $85,332
Average Household Income $100,475
Per Capita Income $39,014


Total Housing Units 1,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,321 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 421 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $250,556
Average Home Value $344,663


Total Households 1,742
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,254
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.24% 1.13%
Households 0.4% 1.28%
Families 1.03% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Prescott, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prescott to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 160 79th
Population Density # 101 87th
Diversity Index # 405 48th
Median Household Income # 44 94th
Per Capita Income # 75 90th

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