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Wind Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Wind Lake CDP(1) had a population of 5,261 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Wind Lake is located at latitude 42.8295 and longitude -88.1587 in Racine County. The formal boundaries for the Wind Lake Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.41 sq. miles and a water area of 1.85 sq. miles. Racine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6).

The Wind Lake Census Designated Place 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 Wind Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Norway, a minor civil division (MCD) of Racine County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Wind Lake, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 5,261 (100%)
Population in Households 5,261 (100.0%)
Population in Families 4,479 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 762
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $100,100
Average Household Income $137,830
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $56,038
Wealth Index5 166
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (58.8)


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,876 (82.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $362,857
Average Home Value $394,230
Housing Affordability Index3 105


Total Households 2,139
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,570
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.54% -0.58%
Households -0.33% -0.38%
Families   -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.10%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.21%

Wind Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wind Lake to the other 807 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 151 81st
Population Density # 334 59th
Median Household Income # 60 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 334 41st
Per Capita Income # 39 95th
Diversity Index # 414 49th

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