Westby, WI Profile: Facts & Data

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Westby, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Westby had a population of 2,279 as of July 1, 2018. Westby ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westby is located at latitude 43.6529 and longitude -90.8582 in Vernon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westby (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Vernon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,299 feet.

The City of Westby (GNIS ID: 1584402) 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.


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Westby, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,279
Population in Households 2,226
Population in Familes 1,742
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 850
Diversity Index3 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,342
Average Household Income $55,500
Per Capita Income $23,849

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 708 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $130,233
Average Home Value $138,524
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 971
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 606
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% 0.5%
Households 0.54% 0.55%
Families 0.64% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Westby, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westby to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 250 68th
Population Density # 303 61st
Diversity Index # 707 9th
Median Household Income # 534 31st
Per Capita Income # 624 20th

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