Bancroft is an unincorporated census-designated place in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 535. It is included in the Stevens Point, Wisconsin Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Bancroft is located in central Wisconsin approximately 10 miles south of Plover and approximately five miles north of Plainfield. Bancroft rests on Portage County Road W just to the east of Interstate 39 / U.S. Highway 51, at exit 143. (Lat: 44° 18' 35.0", Lon: -89° 30' 49.7"). Bancroft is the seat for the Town of Pine Grove. Bancroft has an area of 5.040 square miles (13.05 km2); 5.030 square miles (13.03 km2) of this is land, and 0.010 square miles (0.026 km2) is water.
Bancroft is home to the Bancroft Elementary School of the Almond-Bancroft School District. Bancroft has the Quik Mart gas station and several bars, including Pop A Top. Bancroft is home to Cheese Pleasers Cheese Factory and Gift Shop. Bancroft has a post office designated by the zip code 54921.