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Nekoosa, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Nekoosa had a population of 2,577 as of July 1, 2017. Nekoosa ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nekoosa is located at latitude 44.3132 and longitude -89.9079 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nekoosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 951 feet.

The City of Nekoosa (GNIS ID: 1583788) 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 Nekoosa 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 Nekoosa: Bungehjewin, Point Basse, Point Boss, Pointe Bas, Whitney's Rapids.

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


Total Population 2,577
Daytime Population: Workers 963
Daytime Population: Residents 1,508
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,471
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 2,565
Population in Familes 2,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 762
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $38,147
Average Household Income $47,466
Per Capita Income $20,085


Total Housing Units 1,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 723 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 358 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $88,602
Average Home Value $113,762


Total Households 1,081
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 698
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 -0.02% -0.09%
Households 0.21% 0.06%
Families 0.2% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Nekoosa, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nekoosa 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 # 228 71st
Population Density # 338 56th
Diversity Index # 180 77th
Median Household Income # 726 6th
Per Capita Income # 742 4th

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