Lafayette County, WI

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Population

16,755

0.226% decline

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Median Age

41.6


Median Household Income

$55,859

5.32% growth

Number of Employees

8,640

0.701% decline

Median Property Value

$126,600

2.01% growth

About

In 2017, Lafayette County, WI had a population of 16.8k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $55,859. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lafayette County, WI declined from 16,793 to 16,755, a -0.226% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,038 to $55,859, a 5.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.41%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.1%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.74%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.418%). N/A% of the people in Lafayette County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lafayette County, WI is $126,600, and the homeownership rate is 75.7%. Most people in Lafayette County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette County, WI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lafayette County, WI employs 8.64k people. The largest industries in Lafayette County, WI are Manufacturing (1,475 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,253 people), and Retail Trade (1,045 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,000), Utilities ($65,417), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,500).

Median household income in Lafayette County, WI is $55,859. Males in Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,859

2017 value

± $1,467

5.32%

1 Year Growth

± 3.81%

Households in Lafayette County, WI have a median annual income of $55,859, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,038 in 2016, which represents a 5.32% 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 Wisconsin made 1.33 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

  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 Wisconsin 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 Lafayette 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 9703

  2. Census Tract 9705

  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette County, WI was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $63,304, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $60,543 and $55,265.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette County, WI (1.73k out of 16.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    1,676 ± 131

  2. Hispanic

    117 ± 73

  3. Two Or More

    22 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafayette 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

8.64k

2017 Value

± 267

-0.701%

1 Year decline

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lafayette County, WI declined at a rate of -0.701%, from 8.7k employees to 8.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette County, WI, are Management Occupations (1,279 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,086 people), and Production Occupations (939 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, WI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,279 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,086 people), and Production Occupations (939 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.99 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.87 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, WI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,875), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,500), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($54,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.64k

2017 Value

± 267

-0.701%

1 Year decline

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lafayette County, WI declined at a rate of -0.701%, from 8.7k employees to 8.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,475 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,253 people), and Retail Trade (1,045 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,475 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,253 people), and Retail Trade (1,045 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.3 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.69 times), and Construction (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lafayette County, WI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,000), Utilities ($65,417), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,500).

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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. $41.9B

  2. $30.3B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $41.9B, followed by Machinery ($30.3B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

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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$356B

2020 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

38.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $356B. This is expected to increase 38.5% 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. $31.3B

  2. $29.3B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.3B, followed by Minnesota with $29.3B and Michigan and $11.1B.

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

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Health

90.7% of the population of Lafayette County, WI has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, WI see 3366 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.1% decrease from the previous year (4213 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4188 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 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

3,366 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, WI see an average of 3,366 patients per year. This represents a 20.1% decrease from the previous year (4,213 patients).

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

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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

9.29%

Uninsured

48%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

1.27%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette County, WI declined by 1.41% from 9.42% to 9.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lafayette 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%.

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Diversity

Lafayette County, WI is home to a population of 16.8k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.28% of Lafayette County, WI residents were born outside of the country (382 people).

In 2017, there were 39.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.8k people) in Lafayette County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 404 White (Hispanic) and 185 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lafayette County, WI was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Lafayette County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lafayette County, WI residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

382 people

2.29%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

384 people

As of 2017, 2.28% of Lafayette County, WI residents (382 people) 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 Lafayette County, WI was 2.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Lafayette County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette County, WI was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, WI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    15.8k ± 10

  2. White (Hispanic)

    404 ± 107

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    185 ± 105

In 2017, there were 39.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.8k people) in Lafayette County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 404 White (Hispanic) and 185 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    365 ± 48

  2. Korea

    121 ± 25

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    101 ± 31

Lafayette County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, WI was $126,600 in 2017, which is 0.551 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $124,100 to $126,600, a 2.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette County, WI is 75.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lafayette County, WI have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lafayette County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$126,600

2017 Median

± $4,706

$124,100

2016 Median

± $3,256

In 2017, the median property value in Lafayette County, WI grew to to $126,600 from the previous year's value of $124,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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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$55,859

Median Household Income

± $1,467

6.71k

Number of Households

± 238

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.71k households in Lafayette County, WI grew to $55,859 from the previous year's value of $53,038.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.7%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.7% of the housing units in Lafayette County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette County, WI have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.94% of the workforce in Lafayette County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.3%

  3. Carpooled

    8.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lafayette County, WI was Drove Alone (76.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (10.3%) and those who Carpooled (8.13%).

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

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