Madison, WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
660,422
0.946% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
Median Age
36.4

Poverty Rate
11.2%

Median Household Income
$70,463
1.18% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$258,700
4.74% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
375,788
2.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Madison, WI had a population of 660k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $70,463. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Madison, WI grew from 654,230 to 660,422, a 0.946% increase and its median household income declined from $71,301 to $70,463, a -1.18% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Madison, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.96%), White (Hispanic) (4.34%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.32%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%). NaNk% of the people in Madison, WI speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Madison, WI was $258,700, and the homeownership rate was 61%. Most people in Madison, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison, WI was 2 cars per household.

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

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.

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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Diversity

Madison, WI is home to a population of 660k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.31% of Madison, WI residents were born outside of the country (48.3k people).

In 2018, there were 16.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (540k people) in Madison, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 28.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Madison, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    540k ± 617
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    32.8k ± 1.93k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    28.7k ± 2.3k
5.81%
Hispanic Population
38.4k people

In 2018, there were 16.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (540k people) in Madison, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 28.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.81% of the people in Madison, WI are hispanic (38.4k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.31%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
48.3k people
7.23%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
47.3k people

As of 2018, 7.31% of Madison, WI residents (48.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Madison, WI was 7.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Madison, WI was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Madison, WI are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Madison, WI residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Madison, WI.

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Citizenship

95.6%
2018 Citizenship
95.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.6% of Madison, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Madison, WI was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,900 ± 1,101
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,483 ± 1,114
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,607 ± 919

Madison, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Madison, WI is $70,463. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Madison, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $86,968, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $81,453 and $81,104.

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The economy of Madison, WI employs 376k people. The largest industries in Madison, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (59,054 people), Educational Services (47,958 people), and Manufacturing (39,051 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,599), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,706).

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,463
2018 value
± $1,313
-1.18%
1 Year Growth
± 2.57%

Households in Madison, WI have a median annual income of $70,463, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,301 in 2017, which represents a -1.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Madison, WI is from Madison, WI.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Madison, WI 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $86,968, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $81,453 and $81,104.

The following map shows all of the counties in Madison, 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

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison, WI (70.5k out of 631k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    50,513 ± 1,623
  2. Hispanic
    8,241 ± 726
  3. Black
    7,600 ± 756

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

376k
2018 Value
± 9,182
2.06%
1 Year growth
± 3.37%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Madison, WI grew at a rate of 2.06%, from 368k employees to 376k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison, WI, are Management Occupations (44,019 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,840 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (28,756 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Madison, WI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (44,019 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,840 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (28,756 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Madison, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.67 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.59 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Madison, WI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,633), Legal Occupations ($69,540), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,268).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

376k
2018 Value
± 9,182
2.06%
1 Year growth
± 3.37%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Madison, WI grew at a rate of 2.06%, from 368k employees to 376k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (59,054 people), Educational Services (47,958 people), and Manufacturing (39,051 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison, WI, though some of these residents may live in Madison, 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 Madison, WI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (59,054 people), Educational Services (47,958 people), and Manufacturing (39,051 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Madison, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.98 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.39 times), and Information (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Madison, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,599), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,706).

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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 ($28B) and Machinery ($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 in Wisconsin
$493B
Projected 2045 Value in Wisconsin
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison, WI was $258,700 in 2018, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $247,000 to $258,700, a 4.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison, WI is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Madison, WI have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Madison, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$258,700
2018 Median
± $5,242
$247,000
2017 Median
± $5,094

In 2018, the median property value in Madison, WI grew to to $258,700 from the previous year's value of $247,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Madison, 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 Madison, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$70,463
Median Household Income
± $1,313
276k
Number of Households
± 7,476

In 2018, the median household income of the 276k households in Madison, WI declined from $70,463 from the previous year's value of $71,301.

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

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Rent vs Own

61%
2018 Homeownership
61.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 61% of the housing units in Madison, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison, WI have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.983% of the workforce in Madison, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (76.1%)
  2. Carpooled (6.55%)
  3. Walked (5.46%)

In 2018, 76.1% of workers in Madison, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.55%) and those who walked to work (5.46%).

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 Madison, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Madison, WI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

95.8% of the population of Madison, WI has health coverage, with 63.6% on employee plans, 8.54% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.05% 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 Wisconsin see 1247 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 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

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1,247 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,247 patients per year. This represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1,240 patients).

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

4.15%
Uninsured
63.6%
Employer Coverage
8.54%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison, WI grew by 8.54% from 3.82% to 4.15%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Madison, 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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