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The City of Eagle River had a population of 1,378 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Eagle River is located at latitude 45.9247 and longitude -89.2579 in Vilas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eagle River (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Vilas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The City of Eagle River (GNIS ID: 1583114) 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 Eagle River 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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Eagle River, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,378
Daytime Population: Workers 2,505
Daytime Population: Residents 649
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.29
Population in Households 1,302
Population in Familes 954
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 452
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $43,112
Average Household Income $62,494
Per Capita Income $29,586


Total Housing Units 895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 449 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 231 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $178,889
Average Home Value $250,722


Total Households 680
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 383
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.2% -0.17%
Households -0.08% -0.06%
Families 3.05% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Eagle River, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eagle River 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 # 330 57th
Population Density # 492 37th
Diversity Index # 282 63rd
Median Household Income # 650 16th
Per Capita Income # 262 66th

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