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Brown County, WI&

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0.65% growth
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Median Household Income
5.44% growth
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1.95% growth
Median Property Value
4.14% growth


The economy of Brown County, WI employs 138,489 people. The economy of Brown County, WI is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.16; 1.83; and 1.81 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Brown County, WI are Manufacturing (28,211), Healthcare & Social Assistance (17,674), and Retail trade (14,636), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,149), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($73,051), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,365).

Median household income in Brown County, WI is $57,783. Males in Brown County, WI have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,987. The income inequality of Brown County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Brown County, WI. In Brown County, WI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,642. Milwaukee County, WI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wisconsin.


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Brown County, WI is home to a population of 260,401 people, from which 97.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Brown County, WI is composed of 211,723 White residents (81.3%), 22,228 Hispanic residents (8.54%), 7,972 Asian residents (3.06%), 6,662 Native residents (2.56%), and 6,027 Two+ residents (2.31%). The most common foreign languages in Brown County, WI are Spanish (15,498 speakers), Hmong (3,965 speakers), and German (886 speakers), but compared to other places, Brown County, WI has a relative high number of Hmong (3,965 speakers), Other Native North American (377 speakers), and Laotian (260 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Brown County, WI awarded 5,693 degrees. The student population of Brown County, WI is skewed towards females, with 1,865 male students and 3,828 female students. Most students in Brown County, WI are White (4,920 and 86.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (171 and 3%), Unknown (161 and 2.83%), and Asian (133 and 2.34%). The largest universities in Brown County, WI by number of graduates are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2,557 and 44.9%), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,482 and 26%), and Rasmussen College-Wisconsin (645 and 11.3%). The most popular majors in Brown County, WI are General Business Administration & Management (192 and 3.37%), General Psychology (159 and 2.79%), and Registered Nursing (152 and 2.67%). The median tuition costs in Brown County, WI are $34,766 for private four year colleges, and $6,298 and $13,871 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brown County, WI is $166,100, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $159,500 to $166,100, a 4.14% increase. The homeownership rate of Brown County, WI is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Brown County, WI have an average commute time of 18.5 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.


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