Adams County, WI

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Population

20,111

0.902% decline

Median Age

52.6


Median Household Income

$44,003

1.03% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

7,530

1.61% growth

Median Property Value

$127,800

1.01% decline

About

In 2017, Adams County, WI had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 52.6 and a median household income of $44,003. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Adams County, WI declined from 20,294 to 20,111, a -0.902% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,554 to $44,003, a 1.03% increase.

The population of Adams County, WI is 90.7% White Alone, 3.84% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.73% Black or African American Alone. 4.51% of the people in Adams County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Adams County, WI is $127,800, and the homeownership rate is 84.7%. Most people in Adams County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Adams County, WI employs 7.53k people. The largest industries in Adams County, WI are Manufacturing (1,203 people), Retail Trade (899 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (848 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,291), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,594).

Median household income in Adams County, WI is $44,003. Males in Adams County, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Adams County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,003

2017 value

± $1,500

1.03%

1 Year Growth

± 5.03%

Households in Adams County, WI have a median annual income of $44,003, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,554 in 2016, which represents a 1.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Adams County, WI made 1.33 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. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Adams County, WI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. Census Tract 9507

  3. Census Tract 9505.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, WI was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $53,793, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9505.02, with respective values of $51,645 and $43,977.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, WI (2.46k out of 19k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    2,299 ± 179

  2. Two Or More

    105 ± 70

  3. Hispanic

    67 ± 72

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Adams County, WI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

7.53k

2017 Value

± 314

1.61%

1 Year growth

± 5.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adams County, WI grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 7.41k employees to 7.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (901 people), Sales & Related Occupations (741 people), and Production Occupations (730 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Adams County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (901 people), Sales & Related Occupations (741 people), and Production Occupations (730 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.81 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Adams County, WI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,333), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,563), and Legal Occupations ($61,429).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.53k

2017 Value

± 314

1.61%

1 Year growth

± 5.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adams County, WI grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 7.41k employees to 7.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,203 people), Retail Trade (899 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (848 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Adams 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 Adams County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,203 people), Retail Trade (899 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (848 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.35 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.11 times), and Manufacturing (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Adams County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,291), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,594).

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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 with $28B and Machinery and $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

93.6% of the population of Adams County, WI has health coverage, with 34.8% on employee plans, 20.6% on Medicaid, 20.3% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Adams County, WI see 20148 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.331% decrease from the previous year (20215 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10034 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2509 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

20,148 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Adams County, WI see an average of 20,148 patients per year. This represents a 0.331% decrease from the previous year (20,215 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

6.39%

Uninsured

34.8%

Employer Coverage

20.6%

Medicaid

20.3%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, WI declined by 16.7% from 7.68% to 6.39%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Adams 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%.

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Diversity

Adams County, WI is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.91% of Adams County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Adams County, WI is composed of 18.2k White Alone residents (90.7%), 772 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.84%), 549 Black or African American Alone residents (2.73%), 324 Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 112 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.557%), 108 Asian Alone residents (0.537%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0298%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Adams County, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (497 speakers), Polish (128 speakers), and German (83 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Adams County, WI was 52.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Adams County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Adams County, WI residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.91%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.91% of Adams County, WI residents 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 Adams County, WI was 2.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Adams County, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Adams County, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Adams County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, WI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.2k ± 23

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    772 ± 121

  3. Black or African American Alone

    549 ± 81

In 2017, there were 23.6 times more White Alone residents (18.2k people) in Adams County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 772 Hispanic or Latino and 549 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    497 speakers (2.52%)

  2. Polish

    128 speakers (0.65%)

  3. German

    83 speakers (0.421%)

4.51% of Adams County, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Adams County, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.52% of the overall population of Adams County, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.65% speak Polish and 0.421% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    931 ± 81

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    184 ± 57

  3. Korea

    179 ± 42

Adams County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, WI was $127,800 in 2017, which is 0.587 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,100 to $127,800, a 1.01% decrease. The homeownership rate in Adams County, WI is 84.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Adams County, WI have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Adams 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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$44,003

Median Household Income

± $1,500

8.16k

Number of Households

± 315

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.16k households in Adams County, WI grew to $44,003 from the previous year's value of $43,554.

The following chart displays the households in Adams 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$127,800

2017 Median

± $5,565

$129,100

2016 Median

± $4,505

In 2017, the median property value in Adams County, WI declined from to $127,800 from the previous year's value of $129,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Adams 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 Adams 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 Adams County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Adams County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

84.7%

2017 Homeownership

85.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 84.7% of the housing units in Adams County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Adams 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 Adams County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Adams County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, WI have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.91% of the workforce in Adams County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.99%

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

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