Brown County, WI

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Population

263,378

0.506% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$61,651

1.41% growth

Number of Employees

138,055

0.148% growth

Median Property Value

$180,400

4.04% growth

About

In 2018, Brown County, WI had a population of 263k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $61,651. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Brown County, WI grew from 262,052 to 263,378, a 0.506% increase and its median household income grew from $60,793 to $61,651, a 1.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brown County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.16%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.53%). N/A% of the people in Brown County, WI speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brown County, WI are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2,876 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,526 degrees), and Saint Norbert College (543 degrees).

The median property value in Brown County, WI is $180,400, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Brown County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Brown County, WI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Brown County, WI employs 138k people. The largest industries in Brown County, WI are Manufacturing (22,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,276 people), and Retail Trade (14,921 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,838), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,966), and Public Administration ($56,829).

Median household income in Brown County, WI is $61,651. Males in Brown County, WI have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,745. The income inequality in Brown County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,651

2018 value

± $2,049

1.41%

1 Year Growth

± 5.22%

Households in Brown County, WI have a median annual income of $61,651, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,793 in 2017, which represents a 1.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,874

Average Male Salary

± $1,364

$47,745

Average Female Salary

± $994

In 2018, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.36 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. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $62,272 ± $34,034

  2. White

    $49,813 ± $828

  3. Two or More Races

    $48,430 ± $8,009

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Brown County, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.441

2018 Wage GINI

0.452

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.52% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 205.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brown County, WI was Census Tract 202.04 with a value of $103,536, followed by Census Tract 207.02 and Census Tract 205.04, with respective values of $100,404 and $85,880.

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 13.1%. 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

2018 Value

± 5,694

0.148%

1 Year growth

± 5.91%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Brown County, WI grew at a rate of 0.148%, 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 (16,243 people), Production Occupations (14,020 people), and Management Occupations (13,521 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 (16,243 people), Production Occupations (14,020 people), and Management Occupations (13,521 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 (1.86 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.32 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brown County, WI, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($70,363), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,350), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,040).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

138k

2018 Value

± 5,694

0.148%

1 Year growth

± 5.91%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Brown County, WI grew at a rate of 0.148%, from 138k employees to 138k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brown County, WI, are Manufacturing (22,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,276 people), and Retail Trade (14,921 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 (22,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,276 people), and Retail Trade (14,921 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, WI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.21 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.68 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brown County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,838), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,966), and Public Administration ($56,829).

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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. $41.9B

  2. $30.3B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $41.9B, followed by Machinery ($30.3B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

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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$356B

2020 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

38.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $356B. This is expected to increase 38.5% 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. $31.3B

  2. $29.3B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.3B, followed by Minnesota with $29.3B and Michigan and $11.1B.

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).

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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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%.

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Diversity

Brown County, WI is home to a population of 263k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.73% of Brown County, WI residents were born outside of the country (15k people).

In 2018, there were 13.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (212k people) in Brown County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k White (Hispanic) and 8.32k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Brown County, WI was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Brown County, WI are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Brown County, WI residents was 38.

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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

    82,867 ± 7,017 people

  2. India

    24,020 ± 3,797 people

  3. China

    15,072 ± 3,010 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 82,867 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 24,020 and China with 15,072.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2018 Citizenship

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.2% of Brown County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Brown County, WI was 95.9%, 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)

    212k ± 151

  2. White (Hispanic)

    15.3k ± 2.44k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    8.32k ± 1.03k

In 2018, there were 13.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (212k people) in Brown County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k White (Hispanic) and 8.32k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,943 ± 1,054

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,725 ± 792

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,372 ± 429

Brown County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Brown County, WI awarded 5,602 degrees. The student population of Brown County, WI is skewed towards women, with 8,423 male students and 13,749 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brown County, WI are White (4,804 and 86.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (227 and 4.09%), Asian (166 and 2.99%), and Two or More Races (107 and 1.93%).

The largest universities in Brown County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2,876 and 51.3%), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,526 and 27.2%), and Saint Norbert College (543 and 9.69%).

The most popular majors in Brown County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (514 and 9.18%), Registered Nursing (467 and 8.34%), and General Business Administration & Management (340 and 6.07%).

The median tuition costs in Brown County, WI are $28,464 for private four year colleges, and $6,298 and $14,148 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 175 degrees awarded

  2. 203 degrees awarded

  3. 192 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brown County, WI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 175 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. 2,876 degrees awarded

  2. 1,526 degrees awarded

  3. 543 degrees awarded

$6,298

Median In-State Public

$28,464

Median Private

In 2017, the Brown County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with 2,876 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,827

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,775

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,827 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brown County, WI, which is 0.484 times less than the 3,775 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Brown County, WI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,804 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    227 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    166 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brown County, WI were to White students. These 4,804 degrees mean that there were 21.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 227 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brown County, WI was $180,400 in 2018, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $173,400 to $180,400, a 4.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Brown County, WI is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brown County, WI have an average commute time of 16.6 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.

Housing

Property Value

$180,400

2018 Median

± $6,275

$173,400

2017 Median

± $5,112

In 2018, the median property value in Brown County, WI grew to to $180,400 from the previous year's value of $173,400.

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 $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$61,651

Median Household Income

± $2,049

104k

Number of Households

± 4,880

In 2018, the median household income of the 104k households in Brown County, WI grew to $61,651 from the previous year's value of $60,793.

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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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

66.5%

2018 Homeownership

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.5% of the housing units in Brown County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher 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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Commute Time

16.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brown County, WI have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.934% 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

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.52%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.97%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Brown County, WI was Drove Alone (84.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.52%) and those who Worked At Home (3.97%).

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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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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