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Spooner, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Spooner had a population of 2,539 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Spooner is located at latitude 45.8269 and longitude -91.8905 in Washburn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spooner (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Washburn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Spooner (GNIS ID: 1584187) 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 Spooner 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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Spooner, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,539
Daytime Population: Workers 2,324
Daytime Population: Residents 1,391
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,715
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 2,438
Population in Familes 1,837
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density2 772
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $33,967
Average Household Income $50,659
Per Capita Income $22,386


Total Housing Units 1,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 660 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 454 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $121,045
Average Home Value $141,074


Total Households 1,113
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 655
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% -0.54%
Households -0.8% -0.62%
Families -0.23% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Spooner, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spooner 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 # 230 70th
Population Density # 334 57th
Diversity Index # 368 52nd
Median Household Income # 751 3rd
Per Capita Income # 674 13th

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