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The City of Brodhead had a population of 3,183 as of July 1, 2017. Brodhead ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brodhead is located at latitude 42.6167 and longitude -89.3756 in Green County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brodhead (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Green County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Brodhead are located in Green County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Rock County.

The City of Brodhead (GNIS ID: 1582865) 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 Brodhead 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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Brodhead, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,183
Daytime Population: Workers 1,360
Daytime Population: Residents 1,367
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,727
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 3,170
Population in Familes 2,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 1,793
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $48,887
Average Household Income $56,776
Per Capita Income $22,734


Total Housing Units 1,465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 945 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 371 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $131,866
Average Home Value $167,548


Total Households 1,316
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 881
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 -0.38% -0.11%
Households -0.33% -0.08%
Families 0.48% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Brodhead, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brodhead 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 # 199 74th
Population Density # 90 89th
Diversity Index # 321 59th
Median Household Income # 514 34th
Per Capita Income # 656 15th

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