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0.45% growth
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0.02% growth
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0.47% growth
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1.65% growth


The economy of Grant County, WI employs 26,279 people. The economy of Grant County, WI is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 6.64; 1.47; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Grant County, WI are Manufacturing (4,002), Retail trade (3,815), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,264), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,500), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($38,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,695).

Median household income in Grant County, WI is $49,077. Males in Grant County, WI have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,191. The income inequality of Grant County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Grant County, WI. In Grant County, WI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 50 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,214. Milwaukee County, WI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wisconsin.


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Grant County, WI is home to a population of 51,723 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Grant County, WI is composed of 49,390 White residents (95.5%), 733 Hispanic residents (1.42%), 710 Black residents (1.37%), 378 Two+ residents (0.73%), and 373 Asian residents (0.72%). The most common foreign languages in Grant County, WI are Other West Germanic (649 speakers), Spanish (529 speakers), and German (522 speakers), but compared to other places, Grant County, WI has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (649 speakers), German (522 speakers), and Scandinavian (18 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Grant County, WI awarded 2,434 degrees. The student population of Grant County, WI is skewed away from females, with 1,253 male students and 1,181 female students. Most students in Grant County, WI are White (2,268 and 93.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (38 and 1.56%), Black or African American (34 and 1.4%), and Asian (27 and 1.11%). The largest universities in Grant County, WI by number of graduates are University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1,674 and 68.8%), Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (760 and 31.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Grant County, WI are General Business Administration & Management (190 and 7.81%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (142 and 5.83%), and Mechanical Engineering (136 and 5.59%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant County, WI is $135,400, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $133,200 to $135,400, a 1.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Grant County, WI is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. 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.


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