Brown County, WI

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2020 Population
262,559
0.456% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
37.2
0.541% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.67%
1.05% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$64,728
3.83% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$181,300
4.26% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
138,713
0.237% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Brown County, WI had a population of 263k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $64,728. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Brown County, WI grew from 261,368 to 262,559, a 0.456% increase and its median household income grew from $62,340 to $64,728, a 3.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brown County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.56%), Other (Hispanic) (3.47%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.13%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%).

None of the households in Brown County, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.6% of the residents in Brown County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brown County, WI are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (3,188 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,718 degrees), and Saint Norbert College (573 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Brown County, WI was $181,300, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Brown County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Brown County, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Brown County, WI is home to a population of 263k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.84% of Brown County, WI residents were born outside of the country (15.3k people).

In 2020, there were 22.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Brown County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.35k White (Hispanic) and 9.1k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2020 Citizenship
96.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.6% of Brown County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Brown County, WI was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brown County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    211k ± 292
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.35k ± 971
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    9.1k ± 1.09k
8.97%
Hispanic Population
23.5k people

In 2020, there were 22.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Brown County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.35k White (Hispanic) and 9.1k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.97% of the people in Brown County, WI are hispanic (23.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brown County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    83,497 ± 7,043 people
  2. India
    23,435 ± 3,751 people
  3. China
    16,997 ± 3,196 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 83,497 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,435 and China with 16,997.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.84%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
15.3k people
5.92%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
15.5k people

As of 2020, 5.84% of Brown County, WI residents (15.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brown County, WI was 5.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,894 ± 533
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,828 ± 481
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,491 ± 277

Brown County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Brown County, WI employs 139k people. The largest industries in Brown County, WI are Manufacturing (25,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,339 people), and Retail Trade (15,320 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,736), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,304), and Public Administration ($53,560).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

139k
2020 Value
± 2,762
−0.237%
1 Year decline
± 2.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brown County, WI declined at a rate of −0.237%, from 139k employees to 139k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brown County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,775 people), Production Occupations (14,209 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,524 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brown County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

139k
2020 Value
± 2,762
−0.237%
1 Year decline
± 2.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brown County, WI declined at a rate of −0.237%, from 139k employees to 139k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brown County, WI, are Manufacturing (25,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,339 people), and Retail Trade (15,320 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,448
Median earning men ± $1,233
$32,260
Median earning women ± $698

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($67,311), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,858), and Wholesale Trade ($54,127).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,414), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,039), and Public Administration ($42,246).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,345
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,839
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,804
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $5.28M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.28M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.82M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

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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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

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. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brown County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 52.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.27%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Brown County, WI awarded 6,022 degrees. The student population of Brown County, WI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 8,329 male students and 14,691 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brown County, WI are White (4,990 and 83.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (374 and 6.27%), Asian (191 and 3.2%), and Two or More Races (155 and 2.6%).

The largest universities in Brown County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (3,188 and 52.9%), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,718 and 28.5%), and Saint Norbert College (573 and 9.52%).

The most popular majors in Brown County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (649 and 10.8%), Registered Nursing (544 and 9.03%), and General Business Administration & Management (342 and 5.68%).

The median tuition costs in Brown County, WI are $30,560 for private four year colleges, and $6,298 and $14,516 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Brown County, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 23,020 (36.2% men and 63.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 23,020 students enrolled in Brown County, WI, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,395 records, of which 64.3% were women and 35.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 226 degree-majors awarded
  2. 178 degree-majors awarded
  3. 244 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brown County, WI was General Business Administration & Management with 226 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,188 degrees awarded
  2. 1,718 degrees awarded
  3. 573 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with 3,188 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,930 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brown County, WI, which is 0.472 times less than the 4,092 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,990 degrees mean that there were 13.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 374 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,560) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,935) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,960) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.628% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.581% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.39M), Some college (1.04M), and Bachelors Degree (875k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Brown County, WI was $181,300 in 2020, which is 0.789 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $173,900 to $181,300, a 4.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Brown County, WI is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Brown County, WI have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brown County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brown County, WI is $64,728. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brown County, WI was Census Tract 207.02 with a value of $112,517, followed by Census Tract 9400.02 and Census Tract 205.04, with respective values of $105,188 and $105,052.

In 2021, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brown County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.809%.

Property

$181,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,160
$68,791
Median Property Taxes
±$1,733

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brown County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2020
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.9% of the housing units in Brown County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 207.02
  2. Census Tract 9400.02
  3. Census Tract 205.04

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brown County, WI was Census Tract 207.02 with a value of $112,517, followed by Census Tract 9400.02 and Census Tract 205.04, with respective values of $105,188 and $105,052.

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

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Household Income

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$64,728
Median Household Income
± $1,419
106k
Number of Households
± 2,422

In 2020, the median household income of the 106k households in Brown County, WI grew to $64,728 from the previous year's value of $62,340.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brown County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.55%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.81%)

In 2020, 83.2% of workers in Brown County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.55%) and those who worked at home (5.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brown County, WI have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Brown County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brown County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.809%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brown County, WI (24.7k out of 255k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 12.4% of the children was living in poverty in Brown County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 250 in Brown County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 48.4 per 100,000 population.

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94.8% of the population of Brown County, WI has health coverage, with 58.7% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Wisconsin 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 1394 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.5% decrease from the previous year (1401 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1242 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 483 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wisconsin, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,394 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brown County, WI

Primary care physicians in Brown County, WI see an average of 1,394 patients per year. This represents a 0.5% decrease from the previous year (1,401 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brown County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wisconsin across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.5% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.2%
Uninsured
58.7%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.06%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brown County, WI declined by 4.76% from 5.46% to 5.2%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.1 in Brown County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.5% in Brown County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.14% in Brown County, WI.

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