Door County, WI

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Population

27,443

0.817% decline

Median Age

52.3


Median Household Income

$56,494

4.66% growth

Poverty Rate

8.42%


Number of Employees

13,419

2.53% growth

Median Property Value

$204,700

1.39% growth

About

In 2017, Door County, WI had a population of 27.4k people with a median age of 52.3 and a median household income of $56,494. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Door County, WI declined from 27,669 to 27,443, a -0.817% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,980 to $56,494, a 4.66% increase.

The population of Door County, WI is 94.3% White Alone, 2.86% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.13% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Door County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Door County, WI is $204,700, and the homeownership rate is 78.3%. Most people in Door County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Door County, WI is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Cana Island Lighthouse (1869-70), Door County WI

Economy

The economy of Door County, WI employs 13.4k people. The largest industries in Door County, WI are Manufacturing (2,543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,708 people), and Retail Trade (1,562 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($165,417), Finance & Insurance ($51,618), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,154).

Median household income in Door County, WI is $56,494. Males in Door County, 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 Door County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,494

2017 value

± $1,484

4.66%

1 Year Growth

± 4.3%

Households in Door County, WI have a median annual income of $56,494, 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 $53,980 in 2016, which represents a 4.66% 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Door County, 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.

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 1005

  2. Census Tract 1010

  3. Census Tract 1006

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Door County, WI was Census Tract 1005 with a value of $65,737, followed by Census Tract 1010 and Census Tract 1006, with respective values of $61,875 and $61,629.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Door County, WI (2.28k out of 27.1k 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 75+, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    2,083 ± 250

  2. Two Or More

    101 ± 119

  3. Hispanic

    80 ± 71

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

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

13.4k

2017 Value

± 581

2.53%

1 Year growth

± 5.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Door County, WI grew at a rate of 2.53%, from 13.1k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Door County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,523 people), Production Occupations (1,476 people), and Management Occupations (1,440 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Door County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Door County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,523 people), Production Occupations (1,476 people), and Management Occupations (1,440 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Door County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.49 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Door County, WI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,768), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,042), and Legal Occupations ($57,946).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.4k

2017 Value

± 581

2.53%

1 Year growth

± 5.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Door County, WI grew at a rate of 2.53%, from 13.1k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Door County, WI, are Manufacturing (2,543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,708 people), and Retail Trade (1,562 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Door County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Door 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 Door County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,708 people), and Retail Trade (1,562 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Door County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.25 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.87 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Door County, WI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($165,417), Finance & Insurance ($51,618), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,154).

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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

95.7% of the population of Door County, WI has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 7.74% on Medicaid, 21.4% on Medicare, 19.9% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Door County, WI see 1252 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.21% increase from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1452 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 746 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

1,252 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Door County, WI see an average of 1,252 patients per year. This represents a 8.21% increase from the previous year (1,157 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

4.31%

Uninsured

45.2%

Employer Coverage

7.74%

Medicaid

21.4%

Medicare

19.9%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Door County, WI declined by 15.1% from 5.07% to 4.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Door 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Door County, WI is home to a population of 27.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.68% of Door County, WI residents were born outside of the country (736 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Door County, WI is composed of 25.9k White Alone residents (94.3%), 785 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.86%), 310 Two or More Races residents (1.13%), 148 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.539%), 148 Black or African American Alone residents (0.539%), 146 Asian Alone residents (0.532%), 27 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0984%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Door County, WI was 52.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Door County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Door County, WI residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

736 people

2.52%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

697 people

As of 2017, 2.68% of Door County, WI residents (736 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 Door County, WI was 2.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Door County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Door County, WI was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.9k ± 38

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    785 ± 131

  3. Two or More Races

    310 ± 122

In 2017, there were 33 times more White Alone residents (25.9k people) in Door County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 785 Hispanic or Latino and 310 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,045 ± 109

  2. Korea

    273 ± 66

  3. World War II

    182 ± 84

Door County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Door County, WI was $204,700 in 2017, which is 0.891 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $201,900 to $204,700, a 1.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Door County, WI is 78.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Door County, WI have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Door County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$204,700

2017 Median

± $7,943

$201,900

2016 Median

± $8,152

In 2017, the median property value in Door County, WI grew to to $204,700 from the previous year's value of $201,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Door 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 Door County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$56,494

Median Household Income

± $1,484

13.2k

Number of Households

± 554

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Door County, WI grew to $56,494 from the previous year's value of $53,980.

The following chart displays the households in Door 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 Door County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Door County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.3%

2017 Homeownership

78.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.3% of the housing units in Door County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Door County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Door County, WI have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Door County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Door County, WI was Drove Alone (80.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.2%) and those who Worked At Home (5.99%).

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 Door County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Door County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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