Bancroft is a small village located in the County of Portage. Bancroft has a total area of about 13 sq. kms. and located at a height of 1094 ft. above sea level. Bancroft falls within the area of Micropolitan Statistical area of Wisconsin's Stevens Point. The local economy consists of two schools a gas station and a few bars. There is also a cheese factory in the village. Other local residents are primarily engaged in various agricultural activities, including dairy and poultry.