Chief Lake, WI

Census Place

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2022 Population
626
5.39% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45
4.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.4%
29.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,962
1.37% 1-year decline
2021 Median Property Value
$103,800
2022 Employed Population
276
11.3% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Chief Lake, WI had a population of 626 people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $65,962. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chief Lake, WI grew from 594 to 626, a 5.39% increase and its median household income declined from $66,875 to $65,962, a −1.37% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chief Lake, WI are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (54%), White (Non-Hispanic) (26.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (7.35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.39%), and White (Hispanic) (5.27%).

None of the households in Chief Lake, 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.

99.5% of the residents in Chief Lake, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chief Lake, WI are Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University (59 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2021, the median property value in Chief Lake, WI was $103,800, and the homeownership rate was 80.2%.

Most people in Chief Lake, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Chief Lake, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chief Lake, WI is home to a population of 626 people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.28% of Chief Lake, WI residents were born outside of the country (8 people).

In 2022, there were 2.06 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (338 people) in Chief Lake, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 164 White (Non-Hispanic) and 46 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Chief Lake, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chief Lake, WI was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chief Lake, WI
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    338 ± 89
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    164 ± 62
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic)
    46 ± 59
13.4%
Hispanic Population
84 people

In 2022, there were 2.06 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (338 people) in Chief Lake, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 164 White (Non-Hispanic) and 46 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.4% of the people in Chief Lake, WI are hispanic (84 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8 people
1.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8 people

As of 2022, 1.28% of Chief Lake, WI residents (8 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chief Lake, WI was 1.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    31 ± 20
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5 ± 15
  3. Korea
    1 ± 10

Chief Lake, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chief Lake, WI employs 276 people. The largest industries in Chief Lake, WI are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (64 people), Retail Trade (51 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (37 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($71,417), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($70,333), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,250).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

276
2022 Value
± 83
−11.3%
1 Year decline
± 45.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chief Lake, WI declined at a rate of −11.3%, from 311 employees to 276 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chief Lake, WI, are Sales & Related Occupations (48 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (25 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (23 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chief Lake, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

276
2022 Value
± 83
−11.3%
1 Year decline
± 45.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chief Lake, WI declined at a rate of −11.3%, from 311 employees to 276 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chief Lake, WI, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (64 people), Retail Trade (51 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (37 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chief Lake, WI, though some of these residents may live in Chief Lake, 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

$35,962
Median earning men ± $3,789
$27,639
Median earning women ± $8,044

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($152,188), Public Administration ($23,958), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($23,056).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,861), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($24,563), and Retail Trade ($11,420).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chief Lake, WI awarded 59 degrees. The student population of Chief Lake, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 70 male students and 233 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chief Lake, WI are American Indian or Alaska Native (43 and 72.9%), followed by Black or African American (12 and 20.3%), White (4 and 6.78%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Chief Lake, WI by number of degrees awarded are Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University (59 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chief Lake, WI are General Human Services (15 and 25.4%), Registered Nursing (13 and 22%), and General Business Administration & Management (8 and 13.6%).

The median tuition cost in Chief Lake, WI for a public four year colleges is $6,000 for in-state students and $6,000 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 303 students enrolled in Chief Lake, WI, 23.1% men and 76.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 238 records, of which 77.3% were women and 22.7% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Chief Lake, WI was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 7 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University with 59 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 7 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chief Lake, WI, which is 0.135 times less than the 52 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 43 degrees mean that there were 3.58 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($6,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($30) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chief Lake, WI was $103,800 in 2021, which is 0.368 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between N/A and 2021 the median property value increased from N/A to $103,800, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in Chief Lake, WI is 80.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chief Lake, WI have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chief Lake, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$103,800
Median Property Value 2021
±$45,236
$202
Median Property Taxes
±$56

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 Chief Lake, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

80.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.2% of the housing units in Chief Lake, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Chief Lake, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$65,962
Median Household Income
± $16,686
252
Number of Households
± 63

In 2022, the median household income of the 252 households in Chief Lake, WI declined from $65,962 from the previous year's value of $66,875.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chief Lake, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.9%)
  2. Carpooled (16.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (10%)

In 2022, 71.9% of workers in Chief Lake, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.7%) and those who worked at home (10%).

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chief Lake, WI have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Chief Lake, 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 Chief Lake, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chief Lake, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chief Lake, WI (108 out of 621 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chief Lake, WI is Native American, followed by White 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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Health

93.3% of the population of Chief Lake, WI has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 29.4% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sawyer County, WI see 1274 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.28% decrease from the previous year (1374 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 327 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,274 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sawyer County, WI

Primary care physicians in Sawyer County, WI see an average of 1,274 patients per year. This represents a 7.28% decrease from the previous year (1,374 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.4% under 18 years, 14.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.71%
Uninsured
34.5%
Employer Coverage
29.4%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chief Lake, WI declined by 38.7% from 10.9% to 6.71%.

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