Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Population 2024

16,459

Beaver Dam is a city located in Dodge County Wisconsin. Beaver Dam has a 2024 population of 16,459. Beaver Dam is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -1.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,705 in 2020.

The average household income in Beaver Dam is $77,619 with a poverty rate of 5.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Beaver Dam is 40.4 years, 37.4 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

Beaver Dam Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Beaver Dam was:

  • White: 86.54%
  • Two or more races: 6.05%
  • Black or African American: 2.93%
  • Other race: 2.58%
  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
Land Area (mi²)
7.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,217.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.47% (-246)
The current population of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin is 16,459 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,705.

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,41086.54%
Two or more races1,0076.05%
Black or African American4882.93%
Other race4292.58%
Asian2831.7%
Native American280.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.04%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Beaver Dam Population by Race

Beaver Dam Population Pyramid 2024

Beaver Dam Median Age

40.4

Total

37.4

Male

45.1

Female

Beaver Dam Adults

There are 13,278 adults, (2,846 of whom are seniors) in Beaver Dam.

Beaver Dam Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Beaver Dam Sex Ratio

Female7,77846.71%
Male8,87453.29%

Beaver Dam Population by Age

Beaver Dam Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,7502.1153.946.1
Non Family3,8781.193763
Married2,8223.0781.118.9
Female821346.853.2
Male2292.931.468.6

2.97

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Beaver Dam Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1531.27%
9th to 12th Grade7025.85%
High School Graduate4,41536.78%
Some College2,24118.67%
Associates Degree1,46912.24%
Bachelors Degree2,14917.9%
Graduate Degree8747.28%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Beaver Dam Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beaver Dam Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10,6349,9082,708
Hispanic753628105
2+ Races406399148
Black30129720
Other Race2321640
Asian16516596

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.18%.

Beaver Dam Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,509$52,864$40,737
Less Than 9th Grade$34,176$41,184$18,882
High School Graduate$34,868$33,841$35,508
Some College$48,473$58,810$37,725
Bachelors Degree$63,669$76,071$61,360
Graduate Degree$67,679$80,365$61,140

$47,509

Average Earnings

$52,864

Average Male

$40,737

Average Female

Beaver Dam Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beaver Dam Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Beaver Dam Language

92.22% of Beaver Dam residents speak only English, while 7.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.71% of the population.

Beaver Dam Language

Beaver Dam Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,6887295.33%
Hispanic1,37614410.47%
Other42611126.06%
Multiple1,006545.37%
Black472377.84%

5.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.71%

Male Poverty Rate

5.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beaver Dam

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beaver Dam is Other, with 26.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beaver Dam is White, with 5.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.39%.

Beaver Dam Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.64%
High School7.57%
Some College4.7%
Bachelors or Greater1.23%

Beaver Dam Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed6.45%
Female Employed3.49%
Male Employed2.8%
Male Unemployed0.33%

Beaver Dam Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beaver Dam Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$65,802$77,619
Families$85,336$93,855
Married Families$100,332$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,742$59,082

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Beaver Dam Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Beaver Dam Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Beaver Dam Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Beaver Dam Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Beaver Dam Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,116

Number of Veterans

945

Male Veterans

171

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam365
First Gulf War272
Second Gulf War112
Korea86
World War II37

Beaver Dam Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64356
65 to 74277
75+246
35 to 54169
18 to 3468

Beaver Dam Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,0659.04%
2+ Races517.8%
Hispanic515.56%

Beaver Dam Veterans by Race

Beaver Dam Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beaver Dam Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.2%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Beaver Dam Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Beaver Dam Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Beaver Dam Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.68%

Born in Beaver Dam

95.47%

Native Born

4.53%

Foreign Born

3.3%

Non Citizen

1.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.47% of Beaver Dam residents were born in the United States, with 78.68% having been born in Wisconsin. 3.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Beaver Dam Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,151-62-0.38%
202816,213-61-0.37%
202716,274-62-0.38%
202616,336-61-0.37%
202516,397-62-0.38%
202416,459-61-0.37%
202316,520-62-0.37%
202216,582-111-0.66%
202116,693-12-0.07%
202016,7053442.1%
201916,361230.14%
201816,338-13-0.08%
201716,351520.32%
201616,299-100-0.61%
201516,399-12-0.07%
201416,4111741.07%
201316,237150.09%
201216,222-1-0.01%
201116,223240.15%
201016,1991,0306.79%
200015,1699736.85%
199014,196470.33%
198014,149-116-0.81%
197014,2651,1478.74%
196013,1181,25110.54%
195011,8671,51114.59%
194010,3564894.96%
19309,8671,87523.46%
19207,9921,23418.26%
19106,7581,63031.79%
19005,12890621.46%
18904,22280623.59%
18803,4161514.62%
18703,26550018.08%
18602,76500%
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Beaver Dam Population by Year