Pierce County, WI

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2022 Population
42,187
0.0403% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
0.802% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.82%
6.32% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$82,996
5.94% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$278,700
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
22,937
1.66% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Pierce County, WI had a population of 42.2k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $82,996. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pierce County, WI declined from 42,204 to 42,187, a −0.0403% decrease and its median household income grew from $78,341 to $82,996, a 5.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), White (Hispanic) (1.03%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.841%).

None of the households in Pierce County, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Pierce County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pierce County, WI are University of Wisconsin-River Falls (1,536 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pierce County, WI was $278,700, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Pierce County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Pierce County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pierce County, WI is home to a population of 42.2k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.02% of Pierce County, WI residents were born outside of the country (853 people).

In 2022, there were 29.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in Pierce County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 468 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Pierce County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pierce County, WI was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.9k ± 199
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.32k ± 253
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    468 ± 91
2.52%
Hispanic Population
1.06k people

In 2022, there were 29.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in Pierce County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 468 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.52% of the people in Pierce County, WI are hispanic (1.06k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
853 people
1.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
803 people

As of 2022, 2.02% of Pierce County, WI residents (853 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pierce County, WI was 1.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    799 ± 139
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    436 ± 123
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    275 ± 75

Pierce County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pierce County, WI employs 22.9k people. The largest industries in Pierce County, WI are Manufacturing (3,881 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,248 people), and Retail Trade (2,538 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,500), Finance & Insurance ($82,370), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,909).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

22.9k
2022 Value
± 866
−1.66%
1 Year decline
± 5.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County, WI declined at a rate of −1.66%, from 23.3k employees to 22.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pierce County, WI, are Management Occupations (2,468 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,279 people), and Production Occupations (2,130 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pierce County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.9k
2022 Value
± 866
−1.66%
1 Year decline
± 5.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County, WI declined at a rate of −1.66%, from 23.3k employees to 22.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pierce County, WI, are Manufacturing (3,881 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,248 people), and Retail Trade (2,538 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,984
Median earning men ± $2,139
$35,314
Median earning women ± $1,584

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,696), Information ($90,500), and Public Administration ($77,394).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,269), Public Administration ($51,574), and Information ($50,854).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 210
    Manufacturing
  2. 209
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 171
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pierce County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.64%).

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Pierce County, WI awarded 1,536 degrees. The student population of Pierce County, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,801 male students and 3,387 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pierce County, WI are White (1,374 and 90.6%), followed by Asian (47 and 3.1%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 2.57%), and Two or More Races (39 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Pierce County, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-River Falls (1,536 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pierce County, WI are General Business Administration & Management (186 and 12.1%), Elementary Education & Teaching (82 and 5.34%), and General Biological Sciences (61 and 3.97%).

The median tuition cost in Pierce County, WI for a public four year colleges is $6,428 for in-state students and $14,421 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pierce County, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,188 (34.7% men and 65.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,188 students enrolled in Pierce County, WI, 34.7% men and 65.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,521 records, of which 66.6% were women and 33.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pierce County, WI was General Biological Sciences with 61 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,536 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-River Falls with 1,536 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 479 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pierce County, WI, which is 0.453 times less than the 1,057 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,374 degrees mean that there were 29.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 47 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,428) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,707) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pierce County, WI was $278,700 in 2022, which is 0.989 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $242,000 to $278,700, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Pierce County, WI is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pierce County, WI have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pierce County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pierce County, WI is $82,996. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pierce County, WI was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $105,850, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $94,583 and $90,875.

In 2022, 10.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pierce County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.15%.

Property

$278,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,094
$11,799
Median Property Taxes
±$463

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

74.4%
Homeownership
2022
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.4% of the housing units in Pierce County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9606
  2. Census Tract 9605
  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pierce County, WI was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $105,850, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $94,583 and $90,875.

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

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Household Income

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$82,996
Median Household Income
± $3,996
15.9k
Number of Households
± 683

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Pierce County, WI grew to $82,996 from the previous year's value of $78,341.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pierce County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.36%)

In 2022, 75.9% of workers in Pierce County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.36%).

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pierce County, WI have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Pierce County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pierce County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.15%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pierce County, WI (3.89k out of 39.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 5.8% of the children was living in poverty in Pierce County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 144 in Pierce County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 10.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.4% of the population of Pierce County, WI has health coverage, with 61.5% on employee plans, 9.52% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WI see 2375 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.465% increase from the previous year (2364 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3050 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1941 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,375 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pierce County, WI

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, WI see an average of 2,375 patients per year. This represents a 0.465% increase from the previous year (2,364 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 24.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.64%
Uninsured
61.5%
Employer Coverage
9.52%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pierce County, WI declined by 6.94% from 3.91% to 3.64%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.3 in Pierce County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.1% in Pierce County, WI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.41% in Pierce County, WI.

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