Beaver Dam, WI

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Population

87,833

0.646% decline

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$56,038

3.56% growth

Poverty Rate

8.78%


Number of Employees

44,063

0.884% growth

Median Property Value

$156,200

1.49% growth

About

In 2017, Beaver Dam, WI had a population of 87.8k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $56,038. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beaver Dam, WI declined from 88,404 to 87,833, a -0.646% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,111 to $56,038, a 3.56% increase.

The population of Beaver Dam, WI is 90.3% White Alone, 4.61% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.41% Black or African American Alone. 4.42% of the people in Beaver Dam, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beaver Dam, WI are Advanced College of Cosmetology (21 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Beaver Dam, WI is $156,200, and the homeownership rate is 70.4%. Most people in Beaver Dam, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaver Dam, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Beaver Dam, WI employs 44.1k people. The largest industries in Beaver Dam, WI are Manufacturing (12,226 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,298 people), and Retail Trade (4,991 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,500), Construction ($50,674), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,679).

Median household income in Beaver Dam, WI is $56,038. Males in Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,038

2017 value

± $1,504

3.56%

1 Year Growth

± 3.48%

Households in Beaver Dam, WI have a median annual income of $56,038, 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 $54,111 in 2016, which represents a 3.56% 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 Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaver Dam, WI was Ozaukee County, WI with a value of $82,869, followed by Waukesha County, WI and St. Croix County, WI, with respective values of $82,248 and $80,512.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.78% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaver Dam, WI (7.29k out of 83.1k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    6,931 ± 462

  2. Hispanic

    542 ± 146

  3. Two Or More

    115 ± 110

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

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

44.1k

2017 Value

± 1,065

0.884%

1 Year growth

± 3.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaver Dam, WI grew at a rate of 0.884%, from 43.7k employees to 44.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaver Dam, WI, are Production Occupations (7,615 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,826 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,490 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaver Dam, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Beaver Dam, WI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (7,615 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,826 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,490 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Beaver Dam, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.98 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.06 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Beaver Dam, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,813), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,500), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,213).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

44.1k

2017 Value

± 1,065

0.884%

1 Year growth

± 3.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaver Dam, WI grew at a rate of 0.884%, from 43.7k employees to 44.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaver Dam, WI, are Manufacturing (12,226 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,298 people), and Retail Trade (4,991 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaver Dam, WI, though some of these residents may live in Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (12,226 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,298 people), and Retail Trade (4,991 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Beaver Dam, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.08 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.74 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Beaver Dam, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,500), Construction ($50,674), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,679).

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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

95.4% of the population of Beaver Dam, WI has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.876% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Beaver Dam, WI see 1247 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 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

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1,247 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,247 patients per year. This represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1,240 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

4.59%

Uninsured

56.8%

Employer Coverage

11.8%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

0.876%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaver Dam, WI declined by 9.04% from 5.04% to 4.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Beaver Dam, 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

Beaver Dam, WI is home to a population of 87.8k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.06% of Beaver Dam, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Beaver Dam, WI is composed of 79.3k White Alone residents (90.3%), 4.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.61%), 2.12k Black or African American Alone residents (2.41%), 1.38k Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 484 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.551%), 457 Asian Alone residents (0.52%), 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0285%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Beaver Dam, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,441 speakers), German (608 speakers), and Chinese (134 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Beaver Dam, WI was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Beaver Dam, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Beaver Dam, WI residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.06% of Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, WI was 1.88%, 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 Beaver Dam, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Beaver Dam, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Beaver Dam, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Beaver Dam, WI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    79.3k ± 31

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.05k ± 342

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.12k ± 270

In 2017, there were 19.6 times more White Alone residents (79.3k people) in Beaver Dam, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.05k Hispanic or Latino and 2.12k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,441 speakers (2.9%)

  2. German

    608 speakers (0.724%)

  3. Chinese

    134 speakers (0.159%)

4.42% of Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.9% of the overall population of Beaver Dam, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.724% speak German and 0.159% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,877 ± 162

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    814 ± 197

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    791 ± 177

Beaver Dam, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Beaver Dam, WI awarded 21 degrees. The student population of Beaver Dam, WI is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 32 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaver Dam, WI are White (18 and 85.7%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 14.3%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Beaver Dam, WI by number of degrees awarded are Advanced College of Cosmetology (21 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Beaver Dam, WI are General Cosmetology (21 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Beaver Dam, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 21 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Beaver Dam, WI was General Cosmetology with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Beaver Dam, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

21 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Beaver Dam, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Advanced College of Cosmetology with 21 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

21

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Beaver Dam, WI, which is 0 times less than the 21 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

    18 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Beaver Dam, WI were to White students. These 18 degrees mean that there were 6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beaver Dam, WI was $156,200 in 2017, which is 0.718 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,900 to $156,200, a 1.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaver Dam, WI is 70.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Beaver Dam, WI have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beaver Dam, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,038

Median Household Income

± $1,504

34k

Number of Households

± 939

In 2017, the median household income of the 34k households in Beaver Dam, WI grew to $56,038 from the previous year's value of $54,111.

The following chart displays the households in Beaver Dam, 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

$156,200

2017 Median

± $2,121

$153,900

2016 Median

± $2,038

In 2017, the median property value in Beaver Dam, WI grew to to $156,200 from the previous year's value of $153,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.4%

2017 Homeownership

71.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.4% of the housing units in Beaver Dam, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaver Dam, WI have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Beaver Dam, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.85%

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

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