Nekoosa, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Nekoosa, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Nekoosa had a population of 2,601 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 2,601
Population in Households 2,590
Population in Familes 2,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 769
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $38,475
Average Household Income $46,862
Per Capita Income $19,788


Total Housing Units 1,164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 739 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 350 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $89,378
Average Home Value $113,378


Total Households 1,088
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 699
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 0.1% 0.14%
Households 0.26% 0.26%
Families 0.19% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 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 # 227 71st
Population Density # 336 57th
Diversity Index # 182 77th
Median Household Income # 732 6th
Per Capita Income # 750 3rd

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