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West Bend, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of West Bend had a population of 32,016 as of July 1, 2017. West Bend ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Bend is located at latitude 43.4188 and longitude -88.1817 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Bend (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The City of West Bend (GNIS ID: 1584399) 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 West Bend population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Bend: Westbend.

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West Bend, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,016
Daytime Population: Workers 16,238
Daytime Population: Residents 15,368
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,606
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 31,494
Population in Familes 25,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 522
Population Density2 2,124
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $57,135
Average Household Income $73,419
Per Capita Income $30,516


Total Housing Units 14,076 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,558 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,703 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 816 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $188,610
Average Home Value $218,941


Total Households 13,260
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 8,597
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 0.38% 0.43%
Households 0.5% 0.51%
Families 0.54% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

West Bend, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Bend 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 # 26 97th
Population Density # 58 93rd
Diversity Index # 216 72nd
Median Household Income # 308 60th
Per Capita Income # 223 71st

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