Richland County, WI

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2022 Population
17,256
0.559% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.5
1.53% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.5%
1.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,985
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,600
8.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Richland County, WI had a population of 17.3k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $61,985. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Richland County, WI declined from 17,353 to 17,256, a −0.559% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,089 to $61,985, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Richland County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.87%), Other (Hispanic) (1.63%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.892%), and White (Hispanic) (0.806%).

None of the households in Richland 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.

98.7% of the residents in Richland County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Richland County, WI was $161,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.5%.

Most people in Richland County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Richland County, WI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Richland County, WI is home to a population of 17.3k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.45% of Richland County, WI residents were born outside of the country (422 people).

In 2022, there were 49.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Richland County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 322 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 282 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Richland County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Richland County, WI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Richland County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 104
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    322 ± 69.9
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    282 ± 86
2.77%
Hispanic Population
478 people

In 2022, there were 49.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Richland County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 322 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 282 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.77% of the people in Richland County, WI are hispanic (478 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.45%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
422 people
2.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
362 people

As of 2022, 2.45% of Richland County, WI residents (422 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 Richland County, WI was 2.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    455 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    126 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    106 ± 36

Richland County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Richland County, WI employs 8.04k people. The largest industries in Richland County, WI are Manufacturing (1,866 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,225 people), and Retail Trade (1,017 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,625), Utilities ($68,750), and Wholesale Trade ($57,639).

Occupations

8.04k
2022 Value
± 392
−0.298%
1 Year decline
± 6.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Richland County, WI declined at a rate of −0.298%, from 8.06k employees to 8.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richland County, WI, are Production Occupations (1,144 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (920 people), and Management Occupations (792 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richland County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.04k
2022 Value
± 392
−0.298%
1 Year decline
± 6.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Richland County, WI declined at a rate of −0.298%, from 8.06k employees to 8.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richland County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,866 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,225 people), and Retail Trade (1,017 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richland County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Richland 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

$46,943
Median earning men ± $1,809
$34,988
Median earning women ± $1,701

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,333), Wholesale Trade ($60,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,438).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($60,469), Manufacturing ($45,069), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,721).

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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. 122
    Manufacturing
  2. 106
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 99
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Richland County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 54% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Richland County, WI was $161,600 in 2022, which is 0.573 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $148,700 to $161,600, a 8.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Richland County, WI is 76.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Richland County, WI have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Richland County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Richland County, WI is $61,985. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Richland County, WI was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $70,608, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $69,693 and $64,671.

Property

$161,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,584
$5,508
Median Property Taxes
±$275

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 Richland County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.5% of the housing units in Richland County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richland County, WI was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $70,608, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $69,693 and $64,671.

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

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Household Income

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$61,985
Median Household Income
± $3,967
7.2k
Number of Households
± 359

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.2k households in Richland County, WI grew to $61,985 from the previous year's value of $56,089.

The following chart displays the households in Richland 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 Richland 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 (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.52%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in Richland County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.4%) and those who worked at home (7.52%).

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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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richland County, WI have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.18% of the workforce in Richland 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 Richland County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Richland County, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richland County, WI (2.46k out of 16.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Richland County, WI is White, followed by Other 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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Health

90.3% of the population of Richland County, WI has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Richland County, WI see 1438 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.691% decrease from the previous year (1448 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2157 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 719 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,438 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Richland County, WI

Primary care physicians in Richland County, WI see an average of 1,438 patients per year. This represents a 0.691% decrease from the previous year (1,448 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Richland 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 22.9% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.75%
Uninsured
43.8%
Employer Coverage
16.2%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richland County, WI grew by 9.6% from 8.9% to 9.75%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Richland County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 36.1% in Richland 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 9.23% in Richland County, WI.

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