Jackson County, WI

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2019 Population
20,522
0.078% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
41.7
0.24% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11.6%
1.87% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$53,650
1.26% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$135,900
2.03% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
9,386
0.824% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Jackson County, WI had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $53,650. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jackson County, WI grew from 20,506 to 20,522, a 0.078% increase and its median household income grew from $52,984 to $53,650, a 1.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.36%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.49%). 0% of the households in Jackson County, WI speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.6% of the residents in Jackson County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson County, WI was $135,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%. Most people in Jackson County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jackson County, WI is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.67% of Jackson County, WI residents were born outside of the country (1.37k people).

In 2019, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Jackson County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.1k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 534 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.7k ± 14
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.1k ± 90
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    534 ± 106
3.45%
Hispanic Population
709 people

In 2019, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Jackson County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.1k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 534 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.45% of the people in Jackson County, WI are hispanic (709 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.67%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.37k people
2.22%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
455 people

As of 2019, 6.67% of Jackson County, WI residents (1.37k 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 Jackson County, WI was 2.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Jackson County, WI was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Jackson County, WI are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Jackson County, WI residents was 42.

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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

98.6%
2019 Citizenship
98.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.6% of Jackson County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, WI was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    500 ± 58
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    319 ± 63
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    173 ± 53

Jackson County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wisconsin, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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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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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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wisconsin across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Jackson County, WI is $53,650. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Jackson County, WI was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $62,969, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $58,625 and $55,278.

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 Jackson County, WI employs 9.39k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, WI are Manufacturing (1,527 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,268 people), and Retail Trade (873 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,031), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,202).

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,650
2019 value
± $2,661
1.26%
1 Year Growth
± 7.39%

Households in Jackson County, WI have a median annual income of $53,650, 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 $52,984 in 2018, which represents a 1.26% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jackson 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 9604
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, WI was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $62,969, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $58,625 and $55,278.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, WI (2.23k out of 19.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    1,791 ± 174
  2. Native American
    254 ± 63
  3. Two Or More
    140 ± 68

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

9.39k
2019 Value
± 392
−0.824%
1 Year decline
± 5.92%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson County, WI declined at a rate of −0.824%, from 9.46k employees to 9.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,117 people), Production Occupations (900 people), and Management Occupations (877 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,117 people), Production Occupations (900 people), and Management Occupations (877 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.17 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.69 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,111), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,875), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.39k
2019 Value
± 392
−0.824%
1 Year decline
± 5.92%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson County, WI declined at a rate of −0.824%, from 9.46k employees to 9.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,527 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,268 people), and Retail Trade (873 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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 Jackson County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,527 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,268 people), and Retail Trade (873 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.55 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.99 times), and Manufacturing (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,031), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,202).

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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 Jackson County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 52.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (41.2%), followed by Other (5.87%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Jackson County, WI
52.9% 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 Jackson County, WI was $135,900 in 2019, which is 0.565 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $133,200 to $135,900, a 2.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, WI is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Jackson County, WI have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$135,900
2019 Median
± $4,800
$133,200
2018 Median
± $4,276

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson County, WI grew to to $135,900 from the previous year's value of $133,200.

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

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Household Income

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$53,650
Median Household Income
± $2,661
8.2k
Number of Households
± 377

In 2019, the median household income of the 8.2k households in Jackson County, WI grew to $53,650 from the previous year's value of $52,984.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
2019 Homeownership
74.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 73.9% of the housing units in Jackson County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, WI have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Jackson County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.03%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.76%)

In 2019, 78.8% of workers in Jackson County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.03%) and those who worked at home (7.76%).

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

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Health

91.3% of the population of Jackson County, WI has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.71% 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 Jackson County, WI see 975 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.307% decrease from the previous year (978 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1588 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 573 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

975 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, WI

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, WI see an average of 975 patients per year. This represents a 0.307% decrease from the previous year (978 patients).

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

8.73%
Uninsured
43.4%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, WI declined by 5.42% from 9.23% to 8.73%.

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