Rusk County, WI

County

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Population
14,183
0.197% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
Median Age
49.1

Median Household Income
$44,302
5.66% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$110,400
3.86% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
6,409
0.836% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Rusk County, WI had a population of 14.2k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $44,302. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Rusk County, WI declined from 14,211 to 14,183, a -0.197% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,930 to $44,302, a 5.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rusk County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%), White (Hispanic) (1.31%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.973%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.381%). NaNk% of the people in Rusk County, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Rusk County, WI is $110,400, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Rusk County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Rusk County, WI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Donald J. Trump with 64.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (30.6%), followed by Other (4.97%). The most partisan county was Menominee County, WI with 78.4% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Rusk County, WI is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wisconsin
64.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Wisconsin
  1. 78.4% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 70.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Wisconsin was Menominee County, WI with 78.4% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Wisconsin colored by their party leaning.

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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 Rusk County, WI have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Rusk County, WI is home to a population of 14.2k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.44% of Rusk County, WI residents were born outside of the country (204 people).

In 2018, there were 55.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.5k people) in Rusk County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 244 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 186 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rusk County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.5k ± 3
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    244 ± 38.1
  3. White (Hispanic)
    186 ± 33
1.83%
Hispanic Population
259 people

In 2018, there were 55.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.5k people) in Rusk County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 244 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 186 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.83% of the people in Rusk County, WI are hispanic (259 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.44%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
204 people
1.76%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
250 people

As of 2018, 1.44% of Rusk County, WI residents (204 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 Rusk County, WI was 1.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Rusk County, WI was 49.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Rusk County, WI are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Rusk County, WI residents was 49.

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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

99.4%
2018 Citizenship
98.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.4% of Rusk County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Rusk County, WI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    479 ± 60
  2. Korea
    139 ± 30
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    91 ± 30

Rusk County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Rusk County, WI is $44,302. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rusk County, WI was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $49,167, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $48,150 and $47,782.

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Rusk County, WI employs 6.41k people. The largest industries in Rusk County, WI are Manufacturing (1,698 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), and Retail Trade (713 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,205), Utilities ($43,750), and Public Administration ($40,972).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,302
2018 value
± $2,366
5.66%
1 Year Growth
± 6.21%

Households in Rusk County, WI have a median annual income of $44,302, 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 $41,930 in 2017, which represents a 5.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348
Average Male Salary in Wisconsin
± $1,322
$46,291
Average Female Salary in Wisconsin
± $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 in Wisconsin
  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 in Wisconsin.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rusk County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.453
2017 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.452
2016 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

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 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 9602
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rusk County, WI was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $49,167, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $48,150 and $47,782.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rusk County, WI (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rusk County, WI is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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

6.41k
2018 Value
± 267
-0.836%
1 Year decline
± 6.07%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Rusk County, WI declined at a rate of -0.836%, from 6.46k employees to 6.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rusk County, WI, are Production Occupations (1,067 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (627 people), and Management Occupations (575 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rusk County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rusk County, WI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,067 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (627 people), and Management Occupations (575 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rusk County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.99 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.9 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rusk County, WI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($64,375), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,431), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($54,583).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.41k
2018 Value
± 267
-0.836%
1 Year decline
± 6.07%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Rusk County, WI declined at a rate of -0.836%, from 6.46k employees to 6.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rusk County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,698 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), and Retail Trade (713 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rusk County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Rusk 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 Rusk County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,698 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), and Retail Trade (713 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rusk County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.59 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.63 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rusk County, WI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,205), Utilities ($43,750), and Public Administration ($40,972).

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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 Rusk County, WI was $110,400 in 2018, which is 0.481 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $106,300 to $110,400, a 3.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Rusk County, WI is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rusk County, WI have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rusk County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,400
2018 Median
± $4,711
$106,300
2017 Median
± $4,915

In 2018, the median property value in Rusk County, WI grew to to $110,400 from the previous year's value of $106,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rusk 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 Rusk County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$44,302
Median Household Income
± $2,366
6.38k
Number of Households
± 284

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.38k households in Rusk County, WI grew to $44,302 from the previous year's value of $41,930.

The following chart displays the households in Rusk 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rusk County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rusk County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.2%
2018 Homeownership
77.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.2% of the housing units in Rusk County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.5%.

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

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rusk County, WI have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.48% of the workforce in Rusk County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    77.7%
  2. Carpooled
    9.81%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.72%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Rusk County, WI was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.81%) and those who Worked At Home (6.72%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

90.9% of the population of Rusk County, WI has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.93% 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 Rusk County, WI see 1569 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.49% increase from the previous year (1433 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1570 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2018 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

1,569 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rusk County, WI

Primary care physicians in Rusk County, WI see an average of 1,569 patients per year. This represents a 9.49% increase from the previous year (1,433 patients).

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

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

9.06%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rusk County, WI declined by 10% from 10.1% to 9.06%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rusk 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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