Plover, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Plover, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Plover had a population of 12,760 as of July 1, 2018. Plover ranks in the upper 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 Plover is located at latitude 44.462 and longitude -89.538 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Plover (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,076 feet.

The Village of Plover (GNIS ID: 1583941) 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 Plover: Mush-ko-da-ny.

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


Total Population 12,760
Population in Households 12,719
Population in Familes 10,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 1,214
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $62,041
Average Household Income $75,322
Per Capita Income $30,559


Total Housing Units 5,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,498 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,755 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $167,459
Average Home Value $181,361


Total Households 5,254
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,483
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 0.62% 0.44%
Households 0.73% 0.52%
Families 0.87% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Plover, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plover 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 # 68 91st
Population Density # 181 77th
Diversity Index # 186 76th
Median Household Income # 230 70th
Per Capita Income # 257 67th

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