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Westby, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Westby had a population of 2,247 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 2,247
Daytime Population: Workers 1,656
Daytime Population: Residents 1,138
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,794
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 2,195
Population in Familes 1,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 838
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $45,132
Average Household Income $55,097
Per Capita Income $23,648


Total Housing Units 1,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 661 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $126,026
Average Home Value $140,923


Total Households 955
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 596
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 0.29% 0.35%
Households 0.38% 0.42%
Families 0.5% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 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 # 250 68th
Population Density # 306 61st
Diversity Index # 678 12th
Median Household Income # 604 22nd
Per Capita Income # 615 21st

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