Forest County, WI

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2019 Population
8,995
0.255% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
46.7
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
17.3%
6.5% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$45,536
2.76% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$132,300
1.61% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
3,701
0.081% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Forest County, WI had a population of 9k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $45,536. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Forest County, WI declined from 9,018 to 8,995, a −0.255% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,313 to $45,536, a 2.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (79%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (15.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.2%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.856%). 0% of the households in Forest County, WI speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.4% of the residents in Forest County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Forest County, WI was $132,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%. Most people in Forest County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest County, WI was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Wisconsin (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Forest County, WI is home to a population of 9k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.86% of Forest County, WI residents were born outside of the country (167 people).

In 2019, there were 5.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.11k people) in Forest County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.36k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 162 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.11k ± 6
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.36k ± 103
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    162 ± 48.5
2.5%
Hispanic Population
225 people

In 2019, there were 5.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.11k people) in Forest County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.36k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 162 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.5% of the people in Forest County, WI are hispanic (225 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.86%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
167 people
1.02%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
92 people

As of 2019, 1.86% of Forest County, WI residents (167 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest County, WI was 1.02%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
52
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Forest County, WI was 46.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Forest County, WI are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Forest County, WI residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,679 ± 7,092 people
  2. India
    25,530 ± 3,914 people
  3. China
    15,562 ± 3,059 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,679 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 25,530 and China with 15,562.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2019 Citizenship
99.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.4% of Forest County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Forest County, WI was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    310 ± 45
  2. Korea
    89 ± 38
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    51 ± 20

Forest County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Forest County, WI is $45,536. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Forest County, WI was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $53,636, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $44,926 and $44,297.

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,130. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Forest County, WI employs 3.7k people. The largest industries in Forest County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (458 people), Retail Trade (445 people), and Manufacturing (429 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,125), Information ($57,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,536
2019 value
± $2,231
2.76%
1 Year Growth
± 6.46%

Households in Forest County, WI have a median annual income of $45,536, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,313 in 2018, which represents a 2.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,653
Average Male Salary in Wisconsin
± $1,399
$49,130
Average Female Salary in Wisconsin
± $1,030

In 2019, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wisconsin 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 in Wisconsin
  1. Asian
    $52,790 ± $5,647
  2. White
    $50,361 ± $843
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $50,064 ± $38,727

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Wisconsin.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Wisconsin by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.45
2018 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2019, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.637% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9501
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest County, WI was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $53,636, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $44,926 and $44,297.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Forest 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

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest County, WI (1.52k out of 8.75k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 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
    889 ± 101
  2. Native American
    500 ± 71
  3. Hispanic
    96 ± 59

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

3.7k
2019 Value
± 187
−0.081%
1 Year decline
± 7.36%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Forest County, WI declined at a rate of −0.081%, from 3.7k employees to 3.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (444 people), Sales & Related Occupations (389 people), and Production Occupations (319 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forest County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (444 people), Sales & Related Occupations (389 people), and Production Occupations (319 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Forest County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.44 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.77 times), and Production Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest County, WI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($102,813), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,000), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.7k
2019 Value
± 187
−0.081%
1 Year decline
± 7.36%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Forest County, WI declined at a rate of −0.081%, from 3.7k employees to 3.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (458 people), Retail Trade (445 people), and Manufacturing (429 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Forest 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 Forest County, WI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (458 people), Retail Trade (445 people), and Manufacturing (429 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Forest County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.88 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.2 times), and Public Administration (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,125), Information ($57,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,500).

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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. $39.4B
  2. $31.4B
  3. $28.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $39.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($31.4B) and Motorized vehicles ($28.5B).

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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$354B
2018 Value in Wisconsin
$594B
Projected 2045 Value in Wisconsin
67.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $354B. This is expected to increase 67.9% to $594B 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. $32.5B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $16.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $32.5B, followed by Minnesota with $29.5B and Michigan and $16.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Forest County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 61.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (34.9%), followed by Other (3.7%). The most partisan county was Menominee County, WI with 78.4% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Forest County, WI
61.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Wisconsin
  1. 78.4% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 70.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Wisconsin was Menominee County, WI with 78.4% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Wisconsin colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest County, WI was $132,300 in 2019, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $130,200 to $132,300, a 1.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest County, WI is 76.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Forest County, WI have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$132,300
2019 Median
± $7,668
$130,200
2018 Median
± $8,455

In 2019, the median property value in Forest County, WI grew to to $132,300 from the previous year's value of $130,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forest 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 Forest County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$45,536
Median Household Income
± $2,231
4.01k
Number of Households
± 191

In 2019, the median household income of the 4.01k households in Forest County, WI grew to $45,536 from the previous year's value of $44,313.

The following chart displays the households in Forest 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

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Forest County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
2019 Homeownership
77%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 76.2% of the housing units in Forest County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forest County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest County, WI have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.63% of the workforce in Forest County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (12.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.41%)

In 2019, 77.3% of workers in Forest County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.4%) and those who worked at home (5.41%).

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

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Health

90.6% of the population of Forest County, WI has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Forest County, WI see 4496 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.4% increase from the previous year (2990 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1801 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 600 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Columbia County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,496 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Forest County, WI

Primary care physicians in Forest County, WI see an average of 4,496 patients per year. This represents a 50.4% increase from the previous year (2,990 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Forest 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Wisconsin
$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

9.41%
Uninsured
37.2%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
2.26%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest County, WI declined by 17.4% from 11.4% to 9.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forest 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. 18.2% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

Adams County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 18.2%.

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

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