250 (Golla 2007). 230 reported in 1997 (1997 V. Zeps). Ethnic population: 6,000 (1995 V. Zeps). 1,654 (2000 census).
Central Wisconsin scattered; eastern Nebraska, Winnebago Reservation.
Ho-Chunk Culture Committee engaged in language maintenance since 1990 (2007). Mainly older adults. All are also proficient in English [eng].
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.