West Bend, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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West Bend, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of West Bend had a population of 31,994 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Bend: Westbend.

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West Bend, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 31,994
Population in Households 31,505
Population in Familes 24,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 489
Population Density2 2,123
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $58,794
Average Household Income $77,513
Per Capita Income $32,274


Total Housing Units 14,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,853 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,435 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 907 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $191,129
Average Home Value $224,246


Total Households 13,288
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 8,578
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.32% 0.47%
Households 0.46% 0.56%
Families 0.45% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2018 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 # 60 92nd
Diversity Index # 212 73rd
Median Household Income # 269 65th
Per Capita Income # 186 76th

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