Pierce County, WI

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Population

41,226

0.844% growth

Poverty Rate

10.7%


Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$66,772

3.74% growth

Number of Employees

23,358

1.83% growth

Median Property Value

$193,300

0.155% growth

About

In 2017, Pierce County, WI had a population of 41.2k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $66,772. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pierce County, WI grew from 40,881 to 41,226, a 0.844% increase and its median household income grew from $64,364 to $66,772, a 3.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.63%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.551%). N/A% of the people in Pierce County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pierce County, WI are University of Wisconsin-River Falls (1,505 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pierce County, WI is $193,300, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Pierce County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Pierce County, WI is 2 cars per household.

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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 Pierce County, WI employs 23.4k people. The largest industries in Pierce County, WI are Manufacturing (4,584 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,800 people), and Retail Trade (2,588 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,982), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,298), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,750).

Median household income in Pierce County, WI is $66,772. Males in Pierce 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 Pierce County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,772

2017 value

± $2,287

3.74%

1 Year Growth

± 5.05%

Households in Pierce County, WI have a median annual income of $66,772, 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 $64,364 in 2016, which represents a 3.74% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Pierce County, WI compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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 Pierce 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9605

  2. Census Tract 9606

  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pierce County, WI was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $86,563, followed by Census Tract 9606 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $74,706 and $71,205.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pierce County, 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

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pierce County, WI (4.13k out of 38.5k 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 Males 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

    3,810 ± 382

  2. Hispanic

    220 ± 80

  3. Asian

    108 ± 102

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pierce County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

23.4k

2017 Value

± 797

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 4.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pierce County, WI grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 22.9k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pierce County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,842 people), Production Occupations (2,684 people), and Management Occupations (2,400 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pierce County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pierce County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,842 people), Production Occupations (2,684 people), and Management Occupations (2,400 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pierce County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.07 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.98 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pierce County, WI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,816), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,891).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.4k

2017 Value

± 797

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 4.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pierce County, WI grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 22.9k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pierce County, WI, are Manufacturing (4,584 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,800 people), and Retail Trade (2,588 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pierce County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Pierce 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 Pierce County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,584 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,800 people), and Retail Trade (2,588 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pierce County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.82 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.97 times), and Manufacturing (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pierce County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,982), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,298), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,750).

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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

94.4% of the population of Pierce County, WI has health coverage, with 63.3% on employee plans, 9.57% on Medicaid, 9.57% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WI see 2405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.166% decrease from the previous year (2409 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2426 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

2,405 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WI see an average of 2,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.166% decrease from the previous year (2,409 patients).

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

5.6%

Uninsured

63.3%

Employer Coverage

9.57%

Medicaid

9.57%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pierce County, WI declined by 9.92% from 6.21% to 5.6%.

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

Pierce County, WI is home to a population of 41.2k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.77% of Pierce County, WI residents were born outside of the country (730 people).

In 2017, there were 57.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39k people) in Pierce County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 674 White (Hispanic) and 580 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pierce County, WI was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Pierce County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pierce County, WI residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

730 people

1.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

611 people

As of 2017, 1.77% of Pierce County, WI residents (730 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 Pierce County, WI was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Pierce County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pierce County, WI was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County, WI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    39k ± 24

  2. White (Hispanic)

    674 ± 58

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    580 ± 100

In 2017, there were 57.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39k people) in Pierce County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 674 White (Hispanic) and 580 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    959 ± 142

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    258 ± 68

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    243 ± 65

Pierce County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pierce County, WI awarded 1,505 degrees. The student population of Pierce County, WI is skewed towards women, with 2,353 male students and 3,752 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pierce County, WI are White (1,357 and 92.3%), followed by Asian (35 and 2.38%), Two or More Races (28 and 1.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (23 and 1.56%).

The largest universities in Pierce County, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-River Falls (1,505 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pierce County, WI are General Business Administration & Management (197 and 13.1%), Elementary Education & Teaching (110 and 7.31%), and General Biological Sciences (108 and 7.18%).

The median tuition costs in Pierce County, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,428 and $14,001 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pierce County, WI was General Business Administration & Management with 152 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pierce County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,505 degrees awarded

$6,428

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pierce County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-River Falls with 1,505 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

538

Degrees Awarded to Men

967

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 538 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pierce County, WI, which is 0.556 times less than the 967 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pierce County, WI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,357 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    28 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pierce County, WI were to White students. These 1,357 degrees mean that there were 38.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pierce County, WI was $193,300 in 2017, which is 0.842 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $193,000 to $193,300, a 0.155% increase. The homeownership rate in Pierce County, WI is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pierce County, WI have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pierce County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$193,300

2017 Median

± $4,438

$193,000

2016 Median

± $4,172

In 2017, the median property value in Pierce County, WI grew to to $193,300 from the previous year's value of $193,000.

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

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Household Income

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$66,772

Median Household Income

± $2,287

15.3k

Number of Households

± 605

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.3k households in Pierce County, WI grew to $66,772 from the previous year's value of $64,364.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%

2017 Homeownership

73.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.8% of the housing units in Pierce County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pierce County, WI have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Pierce County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pierce County, WI was Drove Alone (82.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.77%).

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

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