Town of Wagner, Wisconsin
Census Data for Wagner ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Wagner a population of 676 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Wagner a population of 681 people.
The community of Wagner is located in Marinette County. The 2010 Census gave Marinette County a population of 41,749 people. This means that Wagner had 1.63% of the county's total population, making it Marinette's 20th most populous community.
At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people, meaning that Wagner had 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin - making it the state's 1236th most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a community like Wagner, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the community.
Things like the population, area and housing for Wagner reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Wagner might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.
The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Wagner has a total area of 54.6 square miles [141.3 km²]. Of this total, 53.1 square miles [137.5 km²] is land, with the balance (2.68%) being water (1.46 square miles [3.8 km²]).
Marinette County has a land area of 1,399 square miles [3,624.3 km²]. At 53.1 square miles [137.5 km²], Wagner has 3.79% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 45° 19' 10" (or 45.32°) [Map]
Lon: -87° 46' 13" (or -87.77°)
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (681 people) and land area (53.1 square miles [137.5 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Wagner had a population density of 12.48 people per square mile [4.82 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Wagner had a population of 722 people and a land area of 53.2 square miles [137.8 km²]. This gives a population density of 13.23 people per square mile [5.11 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Wagner. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wagner had 591 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 681 people, this averages 1.15 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Wagner had a land area of 53.1 square miles [137.5 km²]. This translates to 10.83 Housing Units per square mile [4.18 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Wagner had 384 Housing Units, a population of 722 people and a land area of 53.2 square miles [137.8 km²]. This gives a density of 1.88 people per Housing Unit and 7.04 Housing Units per square mile [2.72 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Wagner and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Marinette County ...
The community of Wagner is located in Marinette County.
The county had a population of 41,749 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 681 people, Wagner represented 1.63% of the county's total.
In addition, where the community of Wagner has a population density of 12.48 people per square mile [4.82 people/km²], Marinette County averages 29.83 people per square mile [11.52 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Marinette County.
Population Rings for Wagner ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Wagner and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Wagner. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
| Radius ||No of|
|5 mi [8 km]||1||676||-0.73%|
|10 mi [16 km]||4||4,285||-1.58%|
|15 mi [24 km]||10||15,967||-3.59%|
|20 mi [32 km]||17||36,679||-3.14%|
|25 mi [40 km]||25||46,622||-2.79%|
|30 mi [48 km]||36||57,803||-3.24%|
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Wagner, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Wagner. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.
If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Wagner was 54.6 square miles [141.3 km²]. Of this total, 53.1 square miles [137.5 km²] is land, with the balance (2.68%) being water (1.46 square miles [3.8 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 54.6 square miles [141.4 km²]. Of this total, 53.2 square miles [137.8 km²] is land, with the balance (2.54%) being water (1.39 square miles [3.6 km²]).
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Wagner, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Wagner.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 45.319521° (or 45°19'10" N) [Map]
Lon: -87.770356° (or -87°46'13" W)
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 45.306025° (or 45°18'21" N) [Map]
Lon: -87.725124° (or -87°43'30" W)
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 2 miles to the northwest<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#1584338) to Wagner. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Wagner. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 45.320530° (or 45°19'13" N) [Map]
Lon: -87.739000° (or -87°44'20" W)
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 8,046 feet to the west<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Wagner. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Wagner.
Miscellaneous Information for Wagner ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Marinette County or the community of Wagner:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Wagner:
GNIS ID for Wagner: 1584338
GNIS ID for Marinette County: 1581097
GNIS ID for Wisconsin: 1779806
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 55 (Wisconsin)
County Code: 075 (Marinette County)
Place Code: 83050 (Wagner)
State & County Code: 55/075 (Wisconsin / Marinette County)
State & Place Code: 55/83050 (Wisconsin / Wagner)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Wagner is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Wagner.
|<1>||Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.|
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|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
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|<3>||A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).|
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|<4>||The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.|
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|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 66 degrees and a distance of 2 miles.|
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|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 92 degrees and a distance of 8,046 feet.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wagner.