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Stevens Point, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Stevens Point had a population of 27,061 as of July 1, 2017. Stevens Point 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 Stevens Point is located at latitude 44.5253 and longitude -89.5504 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stevens Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.24 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Stevens Point (GNIS ID: 1584223) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stevens Point 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 Stevens Point: First Island, Kah-kag-e-winch-e-min-it-e-gong, Stephens Point, Steven's Point.

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


Total Population 27,061
Daytime Population: Workers 22,917
Daytime Population: Residents 12,938
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,855
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 23,660
Population in Familes 14,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,401
Population Density2 1,576
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $42,871
Average Household Income $58,508
Per Capita Income $24,023


Total Housing Units 11,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,407 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,389 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 695 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $124,365
Average Home Value $144,697


Total Households 10,796
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 5,160
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 0.16% 0.19%
Households 0.24% 0.27%
Families 0.57% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Stevens Point, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stevens Point 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 # 29 96th
Population Density # 110 86th
Diversity Index # 174 78th
Median Household Income # 651 16th
Per Capita Income # 586 24th

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