Grant County, WI

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Population

51,742

0.0367% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$50,522

2.94% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Number of Employees

26,480

0.765% growth

Median Property Value

$137,200

1.33% growth

About

In 2017, Grant County, WI had a population of 51.7k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $50,522. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grant County, WI grew from 51,723 to 51,742, a 0.0367% increase and its median household income grew from $49,077 to $50,522, a 2.94% increase.

The population of Grant County, WI is 95.3% White Alone, 1.53% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.26% Black or African American Alone. 4.53% of the people in Grant County, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grant County, WI are University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1,671 degrees awarded in 2016) and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (739 degrees).

The median property value in Grant County, WI is $137,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Grant County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Grant County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Grant County, WI employs 26.5k people. The largest industries in Grant County, WI are Manufacturing (4,211 people), Retail Trade (3,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,148 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,250), Utilities ($71,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,500).

Median household income in Grant County, WI is $50,522. Males in Grant 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 Grant County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,522

2017 value

± $1,012

2.94%

1 Year Growth

± 3.26%

Households in Grant County, WI have a median annual income of $50,522, 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 $49,077 in 2016, which represents a 2.94% 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 Grant County, WI 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 Grant 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grant 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 9612

  2. Census Tract 9608

  3. Census Tract 9611

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grant County, WI was Census Tract 9612 with a value of $56,547, followed by Census Tract 9608 and Census Tract 9611, with respective values of $55,121 and $54,088.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grant County, WI (7.32k out of 47.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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

    6,873 ± 417

  2. Hispanic

    251 ± 83

  3. Black

    202 ± 111

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grant County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

26.5k

2017 Value

± 749

0.765%

1 Year growth

± 3.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, WI grew at a rate of 0.765%, from 26.3k employees to 26.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grant County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,660 people), Management Occupations (2,795 people), and Production Occupations (2,775 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grant County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grant County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,660 people), Management Occupations (2,795 people), and Production Occupations (2,775 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.23 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.81 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grant County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,958), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,298), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.5k

2017 Value

± 749

0.765%

1 Year growth

± 3.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, WI grew at a rate of 0.765%, from 26.3k employees to 26.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grant County, WI, are Manufacturing (4,211 people), Retail Trade (3,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,148 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grant County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Grant 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 Grant County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,211 people), Retail Trade (3,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,148 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.56 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.57 times), and Educational Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grant County, WI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,250), Utilities ($71,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,500).

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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. $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

92.7% of the population of Grant County, WI has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 0.982% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grant County, WI see 1935 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.91% decrease from the previous year (1993 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2611 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1160 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

1,935 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grant County, WI see an average of 1,935 patients per year. This represents a 2.91% decrease from the previous year (1,993 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%).

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

7.27%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

0.982%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grant County, WI declined by 6.7% from 7.8% to 7.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grant 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

Grant County, WI is home to a population of 51.7k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.6% of Grant County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Grant County, WI is composed of 49.3k White Alone residents (95.3%), 791 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.53%), 653 Black or African American Alone residents (1.26%), 439 Two or More Races residents (0.848%), 412 Asian Alone residents (0.796%), 91 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.176%), 51 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0986%), and 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0251%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Grant County, WI are Other West Germanic Languages (649 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (529 speakers), and German (522 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grant County, WI was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Grant County, WI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Grant County, WI residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.6% of Grant 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 Grant County, WI was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Grant County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grant County, WI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    49.3k ± 63

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    791 ± 90.2

  3. Black or African American Alone

    653 ± 69

In 2017, there were 62.3 times more White Alone residents (49.3k people) in Grant County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 791 Hispanic or Latino and 653 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other West Germanic Languages

    649 speakers (1.33%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    529 speakers (1.09%)

  3. German

    522 speakers (1.07%)

4.53% of Grant 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 Grant County, WI was Other West Germanic Languages. 1.33% of the overall population of Grant County, WI are native Other West Germanic Languages speakers. 1.09% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 1.07% speak Other West Germanic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,143 ± 113

  2. Korea

    373 ± 85

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    291 ± 92

Grant County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Grant County, WI awarded 2,410 degrees. The student population of Grant County, WI is skewed towards men, with 6,566 male students and 4,252 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grant County, WI are White (2,209 and 93.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (44 and 1.87%), Black or African American (33 and 1.4%), and Asian (29 and 1.23%).

The largest universities in Grant County, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1,671 and 69.3%) and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (739 and 30.7%).

The most popular majors in Grant County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (199 and 8.26%), General Business Administration & Management (182 and 7.55%), and Mechanical Engineering (158 and 6.56%).

The median tuition costs in Grant County, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,418 and $14,268 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 159 degrees awarded

  2. 158 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grant County, WI was General Business Administration & Management with 159 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,671 degrees awarded

  2. 739 degrees awarded

$6,418

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Grant County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Platteville with 1,671 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,275

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,135

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,275 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grant County, WI, which is 1.12 times more than the 1,135 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,209 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    33 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grant County, WI were to White students. These 2,209 degrees mean that there were 50.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant County, WI was $137,200 in 2017, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $135,400 to $137,200, a 1.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Grant County, WI is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grant County, WI have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grant 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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$50,522

Median Household Income

± $1,012

19.4k

Number of Households

± 611

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Grant County, WI grew to $50,522 from the previous year's value of $49,077.

The following chart displays the households in Grant 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

$137,200

2017 Median

± $2,956

$135,400

2016 Median

± $2,751

In 2017, the median property value in Grant County, WI grew to to $137,200 from the previous year's value of $135,400.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Grant County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grant 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 Grant County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grant County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grant County, WI have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Grant County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.79%

  3. Walked

    6.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grant County, WI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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