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Big Bend, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Big Bend had a population of 1,265 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Big Bend is located at latitude 42.897 and longitude -88.2137 in Waukesha County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Big Bend (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Waukesha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 820 feet.

The Village of Big Bend (GNIS ID: 1582806) 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 Big Bend 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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Big Bend, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,265
Daytime Population: Workers 1,002
Daytime Population: Residents 553
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,555
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 1,246
Population in Familes 1,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 407
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $78,513
Average Household Income $87,822
Per Capita Income $33,242


Total Housing Units 506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 405 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $241,814
Average Home Value $276,235


Total Households 481
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 378
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 -0.22% -0.06%
Households -0.11% 0.0%
Families 0.15% -0.05%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Big Bend, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big 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 # 347 55th
Population Density # 510 34th
Diversity Index # 407 48th
Median Household Income # 54 93rd
Per Capita Income # 134 83rd

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