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Birnamwood, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Birnamwood had a population of 840 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Birnamwood is located at latitude 44.9318 and longitude -89.2094 in Shawano County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Birnamwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shawano County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Birnamwood are located in Shawano County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Marathon County.

The Village of Birnamwood (GNIS ID: 1582814) 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 Birnamwood 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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Birnamwood, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 840
Daytime Population: Workers 431
Daytime Population: Residents 459
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 890
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 822
Population in Familes 668
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 380
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $47,177
Average Household Income $54,124
Per Capita Income $22,438


Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $108,077
Average Home Value $130,695


Total Households 355
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 237
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 0.37% 0.02%
Households 0.48% 0.0%
Families 1.22% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Birnamwood, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birnamwood 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 # 418 46th
Population Density # 530 32nd
Diversity Index # 428 45th
Median Household Income # 545 30th
Per Capita Income # 672 13th

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