Brown County, WI

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Population

262,052

0.634% growth

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$60,793

5.21% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Number of Employees

137,851

0.461% decline

Median Property Value

$173,400

4.39% growth

About

In 2017, Brown County, WI had a population of 262k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $60,793. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brown County, WI grew from 260,401 to 262,052, a 0.634% increase and its median household income grew from $57,783 to $60,793, a 5.21% increase.

The population of Brown County, WI is 80.8% White Alone, 8.72% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.21% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Brown County, WI speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brown County, WI are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2,704 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,544 degrees), and Saint Norbert College (585 degrees).

The median property value in Brown County, WI is $173,400, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Brown County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Brown County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Brown County, WI employs 138k people. The largest industries in Brown County, WI are Manufacturing (22,680 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,248 people), and Retail Trade (16,236 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,472), Wholesale Trade ($55,412), and Finance & Insurance ($51,672).

Median household income in Brown County, WI is $60,793. Males in Brown County, WI have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,230. The income inequality in Brown County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,793

2017 value

± $2,502

5.21%

1 Year Growth

± 5.85%

Households in Brown County, WI have a median annual income of $60,793, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,783 in 2016, which represents a 5.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,633

Average Male Salary

± $1,359

$48,230

Average Female Salary

± $1,046

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.32 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $60,448 ± $44,584

  2. Asian

    $56,631 ± $6,181

  3. White

    $48,750 ± $822

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brown County, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.452

2017 Wage GINI

0.454

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.373% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 202.04

  2. Census Tract 207.02

  3. Census Tract 18.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brown County, WI was Census Tract 202.04 with a value of $97,538, followed by Census Tract 207.02 and Census Tract 18.02, with respective values of $87,096 and $79,621.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Brown County, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brown County, WI (28.3k out of 251k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    18,055 ± 930

  2. Hispanic

    4,779 ± 471

  3. Other

    2,702 ± 390

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brown County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

138k

2017 Value

± 5,858

-0.461%

1 Year decline

± 5.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brown County, WI declined at a rate of -0.461%, from 138k employees to 138k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brown County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,556 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,780 people), and Management Occupations (13,167 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brown County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brown County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,556 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,780 people), and Management Occupations (13,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.71 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brown County, WI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($140,833), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,654), and Management Occupations ($71,639).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

138k

2017 Value

± 5,858

-0.461%

1 Year decline

± 5.93%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brown County, WI declined at a rate of -0.461%, from 138k employees to 138k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brown County, WI, are Manufacturing (22,680 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,248 people), and Retail Trade (16,236 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brown County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Brown County, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Brown County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (22,680 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,248 people), and Retail Trade (16,236 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, WI has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.97 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.7 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brown County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,472), Wholesale Trade ($55,412), and Finance & Insurance ($51,672).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Machinery ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.7% of the population of Brown County, WI has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Brown County, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Brown County, WI see 1406 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.4% decrease from the previous year (1426 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1400 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 590 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,406 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Brown County, WI see an average of 1,406 patients per year. This represents a 1.4% decrease from the previous year (1,426 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.26%

Uninsured

59.1%

Employer Coverage

12.7%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brown County, WI grew by 9.89% from 4.79% to 5.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brown County, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Brown County, WI is home to a population of 262k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.73% of Brown County, WI residents were born outside of the country (15k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Brown County, WI is composed of 212k White Alone residents (80.8%), 22.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.72%), 8.42k Asian Alone residents (3.21%), 6.5k Two or More Races residents (2.48%), 6.46k Black or African American Alone residents (2.46%), 5.88k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.24%), 131 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.05%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brown County, WI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brown County, WI was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Brown County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brown County, WI residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15k people

5.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.4k people

As of 2017, 5.73% of Brown County, WI residents (15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brown County, WI was 5.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    75,540 ± 6,704 people

  2. India

    37,144 ± 4,717 people

  3. China

    17,388 ± 3,233 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 75,540 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 37,144 and China with 17,388.

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Citizenship

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.9% of Brown County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brown County, WI was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    212k ± 692

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22.8k ± 3.7k

  3. Asian Alone

    8.42k ± 775

In 2017, there were 9.27 times more White Alone residents (212k people) in Brown County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.8k Hispanic or Latino and 8.42k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Brown County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Brown County, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Brown County, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Brown County, WI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,935 ± 943

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,509 ± 832

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,707 ± 602

Brown County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Brown County, WI awarded 5,453 degrees. The student population of Brown County, WI is skewed towards women, with 7,675 male students and 13,225 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brown County, WI are White (4,742 and 87.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (188 and 3.46%), Asian (145 and 2.67%), and Unknown (107 and 1.97%).

The largest universities in Brown County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2,704 and 49.6%), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,544 and 28.3%), and Saint Norbert College (585 and 10.7%).

The most popular majors in Brown County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (548 and 10%), Registered Nursing (434 and 7.96%), and General Business Administration & Management (351 and 6.44%).

The median tuition costs in Brown County, WI are $27,908 for private four year colleges, and $6,298 and $13,871 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 150 degrees awarded

  2. 239 degrees awarded

  3. 163 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brown County, WI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 150 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Brown County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,704 degrees awarded

  2. 1,544 degrees awarded

  3. 585 degrees awarded

$6,298

Median In-State Public

$27,908

Median Private

In 2016, the Brown County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with 2,704 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,795

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,658

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,795 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brown County, WI, which is 0.491 times less than the 3,658 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,742 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    188 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    145 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brown County, WI were to White students. These 4,742 degrees mean that there were 25.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 188 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brown County, WI was $173,400 in 2017, which is 0.797 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,100 to $173,400, a 4.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Brown County, WI is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brown County, WI have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brown County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,793

Median Household Income

± $2,502

105k

Number of Households

± 4,915

In 2017, the median household income of the 105k households in Brown County, WI grew to $60,793 from the previous year's value of $57,783.

The following chart displays the households in Brown County, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$173,400

2017 Median

± $5,112

$166,100

2016 Median

± $4,013

In 2017, the median property value in Brown County, WI grew to to $173,400 from the previous year's value of $166,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brown County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brown County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brown County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brown County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Brown County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brown County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brown County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brown County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brown County, WI have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Brown County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.49%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brown County, WI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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