Port Edwards, Wisconsin

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Port Edwards, Wisconsin

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High Points

Port Edwards strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Port Edwards Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Port Edwards Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Port Edwards People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 15% Port Edwards Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Port Edwards Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Port Edwards College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Port Edwards Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Port Edwards, Wisconsin

Comparing Port Edwards to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Age of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 9
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 7 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 4 3
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Port Edwards Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles W of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Wood
Standard Zip Codes 54469
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.35
Longitude -89.865

Port Edwards Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
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Port Edwards Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,944 100%
Male 948 48.8%
Female 996 51.2%
Under 18 519 26.7%
18+ 1,425 73.3%
65+ 425 21.9%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,814 93.3%
African-American 11 0.6%
Asian 75 3.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 1.1%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 20 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.9%

Estimated Port Edwards Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,797
Growth -147
Growth % -7.6%

Port Edwards Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 45.9%
Polish 13.6%
Irish 6.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Norwegian 5.5%
US/American 3.9%
English 3.6%
Dutch 2.4%
Italian 2.3%
French Canadian 1.7%
Swiss 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scottish 1.2%
European 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Port Edwards 1,944 $54,801
Biron 915 $51,719
Nekoosa 2,590 $44,583
Pittsville 866 $41,964
Rudolph 423 $50,625
Vesper 541 $45,000
Wisconsin Rapids 18,435 $43,594
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Port Edwards High Schools (2004)

801 2ND ST
Serves 151 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

Port Edwards Colleges

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