Monroe County, WI

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Population

45,303

0.137% decline

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$56,479

5.78% growth

Number of Employees

21,433

1.65% growth

Median Property Value

$144,100

3.59% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe County, WI had a population of 45.3k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $56,479. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe County, WI declined from 45,365 to 45,303, a -0.137% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,394 to $56,479, a 5.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.12%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.57%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%). N/A% of the people in Monroe County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Monroe County, WI is $144,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Monroe County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe 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 Monroe County, WI employs 21.4k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, WI are Manufacturing (3,784 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,404 people), and Retail Trade (2,401 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,441), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,015), and Public Administration ($51,979).

Median household income in Monroe County, WI is $56,479. Males in Monroe 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 Monroe County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,479

2017 value

± $1,752

5.78%

1 Year Growth

± 4.11%

Households in Monroe County, WI have a median annual income of $56,479, 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 $53,394 in 2016, which represents a 5.78% 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 Monroe 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 9509

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, WI was Census Tract 9509 with a value of $68,422, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $64,282 and $63,646.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, WI (5.61k out of 44.4k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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

    5,129 ± 395

  2. Hispanic

    418 ± 119

  3. Two Or More

    170 ± 107

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

21.4k

2017 Value

± 674

1.65%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, WI grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 21.1k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,172 people), Production Occupations (2,334 people), and Management Occupations (1,758 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,172 people), Production Occupations (2,334 people), and Management Occupations (1,758 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.02 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.88 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe County, WI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,371), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,000), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($55,262).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.4k

2017 Value

± 674

1.65%

1 Year growth

± 4.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, WI grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 21.1k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, WI, are Manufacturing (3,784 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,404 people), and Retail Trade (2,401 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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 Monroe County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,784 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,404 people), and Retail Trade (2,401 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.9 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.74 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,441), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,015), and Public Administration ($51,979).

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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

91.1% of the population of Monroe County, WI has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 9.58% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 4.35% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, WI see 1627 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.4% decrease from the previous year (1815 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1629 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 691 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

1,627 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, WI see an average of 1,627 patients per year. This represents a 10.4% decrease from the previous year (1,815 patients).

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

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 

$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

8.92%

Uninsured

48.6%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

9.58%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

4.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, WI declined by 11.2% from 10.1% to 8.92%.

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

Monroe County, WI is home to a population of 45.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.13% of Monroe County, WI residents were born outside of the country (966 people).

In 2017, there were 43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.3k people) in Monroe County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 960 White (Hispanic) and 710 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe County, WI was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Monroe County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe County, WI residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

966 people

2.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

990 people

As of 2017, 2.13% of Monroe County, WI residents (966 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 Monroe County, WI was 2.18%, 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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Monroe County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, WI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, WI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    41.3k ± 20

  2. White (Hispanic)

    960 ± 215

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    710 ± 194

In 2017, there were 43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.3k people) in Monroe County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 960 White (Hispanic) and 710 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,528 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,193 ± 181

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    879 ± 142

Monroe County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, WI was $144,100 in 2017, which is 0.627 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,100 to $144,100, a 3.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, WI is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, WI have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$144,100

2017 Median

± $3,213

$139,100

2016 Median

± $2,595

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe County, WI grew to to $144,100 from the previous year's value of $139,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monroe 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 Monroe County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$56,479

Median Household Income

± $1,752

17.8k

Number of Households

± 678

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.8k households in Monroe County, WI grew to $56,479 from the previous year's value of $53,394.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

68.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Monroe County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, WI have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in Monroe County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monroe County, WI was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.72%) and those who Worked At Home (4.61%).

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

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