Fond du Lac County, WI

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Population

102,082

0.112% growth

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$57,798

2.52% growth

Poverty Rate

8.49%


Number of Employees

53,195

1.26% growth

Median Property Value

$149,400

1.63% growth

About

In 2017, Fond du Lac County, WI had a population of 102k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $57,798. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fond du Lac County, WI grew from 101,968 to 102,082, a 0.112% increase and its median household income grew from $56,376 to $57,798, a 2.52% increase.

The population of Fond du Lac County, WI is 90.3% White Alone, 4.97% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.55% Two or More Races. 5.92% of the people in Fond du Lac County, WI speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fond du Lac County, WI are Moraine Park Technical College (1,117 degrees awarded in 2016), Marian University (239080) (576 degrees), and Ripon College (195 degrees).

The median property value in Fond du Lac County, WI is $149,400, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in Fond du Lac County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fond du Lac County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fond du Lac County, WI employs 53.2k people. The largest industries in Fond du Lac County, WI are Manufacturing (12,552 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,055 people), and Retail Trade (5,586 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,222), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($50,750), and Construction ($50,299).

Median household income in Fond du Lac County, WI is $57,798. Males in Fond du Lac 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 Fond du Lac County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,798

2017 value

± $1,461

2.52%

1 Year Growth

± 3.36%

Households in Fond du Lac County, WI have a median annual income of $57,798, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,376 in 2016, which represents a 2.52% 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 Fond du Lac County, WI made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Fond du Lac County, WI by number of full-time 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 Fond du Lac County, WI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Fond du Lac County, WI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fond du Lac 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 420

  2. Census Tract 414

  3. Census Tract 411

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fond du Lac County, WI was Census Tract 420 with a value of $75,389, followed by Census Tract 414 and Census Tract 411, with respective values of $68,182 and $66,506.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fond du Lac County, WI (8.39k out of 98.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 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

    7,046 ± 537

  2. Hispanic

    965 ± 245

  3. Two Or More

    564 ± 184

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fond du Lac County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

53.2k

2017 Value

± 1,246

1.26%

1 Year growth

± 3.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fond du Lac County, WI grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 52.5k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fond du Lac County, WI, are Production Occupations (7,277 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,610 people), and Management Occupations (4,996 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fond du Lac County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fond du Lac County, WI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (7,277 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,610 people), and Management Occupations (4,996 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fond du Lac County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.36 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fond du Lac County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,863), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,296).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.2k

2017 Value

± 1,246

1.26%

1 Year growth

± 3.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fond du Lac County, WI grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 52.5k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fond du Lac County, WI, are Manufacturing (12,552 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,055 people), and Retail Trade (5,586 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fond du Lac County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Fond du Lac 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 Fond du Lac County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (12,552 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,055 people), and Retail Trade (5,586 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fond du Lac County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.98 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.33 times), and Construction (1.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fond du Lac County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,222), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($50,750), and Construction ($50,299).

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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. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Machinery and $26B.

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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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% 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. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

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

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Health

95.3% of the population of Fond du Lac County, WI has health coverage, with 58.2% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fond du Lac County, WI see 1821 patients per year on average, which represents a 18.1% increase from the previous year (1542 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1525 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 929 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

1821 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Fond du Lac County, WI see an average of 1821 patients per year. This represents a 18.1% increase from the previous year (1542 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fond du Lac County, WI in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

4.7%

Uninsured

58.2%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fond du Lac County, WI declined by 18.6% from 5.78% to 4.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fond du Lac 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

Fond du Lac County, WI is home to a population of 102k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.75% of Fond du Lac County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fond du Lac County, WI is composed of 92.2k White Alone residents (90.3%), 5.07k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.97%), 1.58k Two or More Races residents (1.55%), 1.42k Asian Alone residents (1.39%), 1.22k Black or African American Alone residents (1.2%), 467 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.457%), 113 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.111%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00882%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fond du Lac County, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,532 speakers), German (557 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (430 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fond du Lac County, WI was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Fond du Lac County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fond du Lac County, WI residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.75% of Fond du Lac County, WI residents 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 Fond du Lac County, WI was 3.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Fond du Lac County, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Fond du Lac County, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Fond du Lac County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fond du Lac County, WI was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    92.2k ± 43

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.07k ± 729

  3. Two or More Races

    1.58k ± 276

In 2017, there were 18.2 times more White Alone residents (92.2k people) in Fond du Lac County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.07k Hispanic or Latino and 1.58k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fond du Lac County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,532 speakers (3.67%)

  2. German

    557 speakers (0.579%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    430 speakers (0.447%)

5.92% of Fond du Lac County, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fond du Lac County, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.67% of the overall population of Fond du Lac County, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.579% speak German and 0.447% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,273 ± 174

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    745 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    663 ± 171

Fond du Lac County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fond du Lac County, WI awarded 1,888 degrees. The student population of Fond du Lac County, WI is skewed towards women, with 3,311 male students and 5,497 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fond du Lac County, WI are White (1,660 and 88.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (76 and 4.05%), Black or African American (64 and 3.41%), and Two or More Races (30 and 1.6%).

The largest universities in Fond du Lac County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Moraine Park Technical College (1,117 and 59.2%), Marian University (239080) (576 and 30.5%), and Ripon College (195 and 10.3%).

The most popular majors in Fond du Lac County, WI are Registered Nursing (196 and 10.4%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (190 and 10.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (88 and 4.66%).

The median tuition costs in Fond du Lac County, WI are $33,351 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 99 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fond du Lac County, WI was Registered Nursing with 99 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fond du Lac County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,117 degrees awarded

  2. 576 degrees awarded

  3. 195 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,351

Median Private

In 2016, the Fond du Lac County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Moraine Park Technical College with 1,117 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

677

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,211

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 677 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fond du Lac County, WI, which is 0.559 times less than the 1,211 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Fond du Lac County, WI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,660 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    76 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    64 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fond du Lac County, WI were to White students. These 1,660 degrees mean that there were 21.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 76 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fond du Lac County, WI was $149,400 in 2017, which is 0.687 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,000 to $149,400, a 1.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Fond du Lac County, WI is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fond du Lac County, WI have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fond du Lac County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,798

Median Household Income

± $1,461

41.4k

Number of Households

± 1,132

In 2017, the median household income of the 41.4k households in Fond du Lac County, WI grew to $57,798 from the previous year's value of $56,376.

The following chart displays the households in Fond du Lac 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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Housing

Property Value

$149,400

2017 Median

± $2,500

$147,000

2016 Median

± $2,219

In 2017, the median property value in Fond du Lac County, WI grew to to $149,400 from the previous year's value of $147,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fond du Lac 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 Fond du Lac County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fond du Lac County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fond du Lac County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

71.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.2% of the housing units in Fond du Lac County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fond du Lac County, WI have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in Fond du Lac County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fond du Lac County, WI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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