Vilas County WI Information


Vilas County Subdivisions

Vilas County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,591
Daytime Population: Workers 10,069
Daytime Population: Residents 11,210
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 21,386
Population in Familes 16,822
Population in Group Qrtrs 205
Population Density2 25
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $48,510
Average Household Income $67,232
Per Capita Income $30,734


Total Housing Units 26,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,635 (29.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,197 ( 8.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,425 (62.6%)
Median Home Value $220,282
Average Home Value $314,378


Total Households 9,832
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 6,390
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 0.1% 0.04%
Households 0.25% 0.14%
Families 0.13% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.94%


Vilas County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vilas County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents 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 # 49 33rd
Population Density # 57 22nd
Diversity Index # 16 79th
Median Household Income # 53 28th
Per Capita Income # 8 90th

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