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Caroline, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Caroline Census Designated Place had a population of 285 as of July 1, 2017. Caroline ranks in the lower 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 Caroline is located at latitude 44.7233 and longitude -88.8996 in Shawano County. The formal boundaries for the Caroline Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Shawano County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

The Caroline Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585059) 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 Caroline Census Designated Place is located within Town of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shawano County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Caroline 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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Caroline, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 285
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 119
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 150
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 285
Population in Familes 252
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 240
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $58,004
Average Household Income $69,387
Per Capita Income $25,978


Total Housing Units 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $168,750
Average Home Value $193,229


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 90
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 0.75% 0.21%
Households 0.76% 0.35%
Families 1.12% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Caroline, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caroline 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 # 629 19th
Population Density # 626 19th
Diversity Index # 569 27th
Median Household Income # 291 63rd
Per Capita Income # 476 39th

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