Vilas County, Wisconsin Population 2024

24,245

Vilas County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 24,245 with a growth rate of 1% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Vilas County, Wisconsin is the 48th largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 21,454 and has seen a growth of 13.01% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,4502410.96%
202825,2092410.97%
202724,9682410.97%
202624,7272410.98%
202524,4862410.99%
202424,2452411%
202324,0042411.01%
202223,7632411.02%
202123,5224251.84%
202023,0979444.26%
201922,1532040.93%
201821,9492821.3%
201721,6671790.83%
201621,488330.15%
201521,455330.15%
201421,422210.1%
201321,401860.4%
201221,315-99-0.46%
201121,414-40-0.19%
201021,454
199017,7071,1727.09%
198016,5355,57750.89%
197010,9581,62617.42%
19609,332-31-0.33%
19509,3634695.27%
19408,8941,60021.94%
19307,2941,64529.12%
19205,649-370-6.15%
19106,0191,09022.11%
19004,929-20,521-80.63%
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2024 Growth Rate
1% (241)
County Website
Vilas County
County Seat
2010 Population
21,454
Area
857 mi²
Density
28 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
13.01% (2,791)
Founded
April 12, 1893

Vilas County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,87385.86%
Native American2,0859.01%
Two or more races9193.97%
Black or African American1130.49%
Asian840.36%
Other race720.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Vilas County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Vilas County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Vilas County, Wisconsin Median Age

55.3

Total

54.4

Male

55.8

Female

Vilas County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 19,283 adults, (7,145 of whom are seniors) in Vilas County, Wisconsin.

Vilas County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

90.7

Age Dependency Ratio

58.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Vilas County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female11,10147.96%
Male12,04552.04%

Vilas County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Vilas County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,6512.1583.516.5
Married5,5432.6291.98.1
Non Family4,0091.1375.524.5
Female7283.6966.633.4
Male3713.0677.622.4
showing: 5 rows

2.65

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

83.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Vilas County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Vilas County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Vilas County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 59.15%.

Vilas County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,124

Average Earnings

$46,647

Average Male

$31,441

Average Female

Vilas County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Vilas County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Vilas County, Wisconsin Language

97.52% of Vilas County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 2.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.36% of the population.

Vilas County, Wisconsin Language

Vilas County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,4371,4127.26%
Native2,04060729.75%
Multiple88715016.91%
Hispanic57614425%
Black892426.97%
Other65812.31%
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9.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.51%

Male Poverty Rate

9.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vilas County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vilas County, Wisconsin is Native, with 29.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vilas County, Wisconsin is White, with 7.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.19%.

Vilas County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.91%
High School9.91%
Some College6.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.99%
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Vilas County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25.32%
Female Unemployed9.44%
Female Employed5.48%
Male Employed2.16%
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Vilas County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Vilas County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Vilas County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

59.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Vilas County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Vilas County, Wisconsin 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.

Vilas County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Vilas County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,000

Number of Veterans

1,917

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

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Vilas County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Vilas County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Vilas County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Vilas County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vilas County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Vilas County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Vilas County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Vilas County, Wisconsin 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

62.53%

Born in Vilas County, Wisconsin

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Vilas County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 62.53% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Vilas County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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