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Bancroft, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Bancroft Census Designated Place had a population of 533 as of July 1, 2017. Bancroft ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Bancroft is located at latitude 44.3086 and longitude -89.5062 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the Bancroft Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The Bancroft Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586455) 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 Bancroft Census Designated Place is located within Town of Pine Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Portage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bancroft population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bancroft: Bancroft Station.

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Bancroft, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 533
Daytime Population: Workers 290
Daytime Population: Residents 265
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 555
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 533
Population in Familes 449
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 106
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $53,056
Average Household Income $64,135
Per Capita Income $23,718


Total Housing Units 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 161 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $118,939
Average Home Value $141,149


Total Households 197
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 141
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 -0.05% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.1%
Families 0.0% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Bancroft, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bancroft 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 # 520 33rd
Population Density # 723 7th
Diversity Index # 59 93rd
Median Household Income # 420 46th
Per Capita Income # 610 21st

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