250 (Golla 2007). 230 reported in 1997 (1997 V. Zeps). Ethnic population: 1,650 (2000 census).
Central Wisconsin scattered; eastern Nebraska, Winnebago Reservation; in Iowa, south of Sioux City, east bank, Missouri river.
Ho-Chunk Culture Committee engaged in language maintenance since 1990 (Golla 2007). Mainly older adults. 100% also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn].
The name is written with a hook under the ‘a’ of Hocák, representing a nasalized vowel. The official name for the people is Hocák Nation. Glossonym: Winnebago by the Algonquin.