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The Village of Prentice had a population of 628 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Prentice is located at latitude 45.5413 and longitude -90.2928 in Price County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Prentice (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Price County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,539 feet.

The Village of Prentice (GNIS ID: 1583978) 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 Prentice 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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Prentice, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 628
Daytime Population: Workers 713
Daytime Population: Residents 313
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,026
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.63
Population in Households 628
Population in Familes 495
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 316
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $40,826
Average Household Income $51,988
Per Capita Income $23,100


Total Housing Units 354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $95,938
Average Home Value $121,106


Total Households 283
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 177
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 -0.68% -0.61%
Households -0.48% -0.5%
Families -0.23% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Prentice, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prentice 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 # 481 38th
Population Density # 572 26th
Diversity Index # 430 45th
Median Household Income # 699 10th
Per Capita Income # 638 18th

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