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The Village of Port Edwards had a population of 1,805 as of July 1, 2017. Port Edwards ranks in the lower 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 Port Edwards is located at latitude 44.3573 and longitude -89.8504 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Edwards (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.03 sq. miles and a water area of 1.25 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The Village of Port Edwards (GNIS ID: 1583954) 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 Port Edwards 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 Port Edwards: Frenchtown.

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


Total Population 1,805
Daytime Population: Workers 541
Daytime Population: Residents 1,064
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,605
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,738
Population in Familes 1,437
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 300
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $56,736
Average Household Income $64,323
Per Capita Income $26,020


Total Housing Units 761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $99,191
Average Home Value $123,205


Total Households 719
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 503
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 -0.1% -0.1%
Households 0.15% 0.03%
Families 0.11% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Port Edwards, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Edwards 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 # 279 64th
Population Density # 585 25th
Diversity Index # 252 68th
Median Household Income # 322 59th
Per Capita Income # 470 39th

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