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Richland Center, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Richland Center had a population of 5,076 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Richland Center is located at latitude 43.3405 and longitude -90.3834 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richland Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 732 feet.

The City of Richland Center (GNIS ID: 1584027) 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 Richland Center 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 Richland Center: Richland Centre.

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


Total Population 5,076
Daytime Population: Workers 5,157
Daytime Population: Residents 2,551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,708
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 4,938
Population in Familes 3,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density2 1,114
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $45,957
Average Household Income $57,801
Per Capita Income $26,076


Total Housing Units 2,617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,294 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,023 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $113,235
Average Home Value $134,003


Total Households 2,318
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,273
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 -0.3% -0.54%
Households -0.26% -0.52%
Families 0.41% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Richland Center, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richland Center 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 # 146 81st
Population Density # 211 73rd
Diversity Index # 315 59th
Median Household Income # 580 25th
Per Capita Income # 466 40th

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