Rusk County, WI

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2020 Population
14,074
0.41% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
48.9
0.204% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.3%
6.45% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,961
3.01% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$111,900
1.32% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Rusk County, WI had a population of 14.1k people with a median age of 48.9 and a median household income of $48,961. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rusk County, WI declined from 14,132 to 14,074, a −0.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,532 to $48,961, a 3.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rusk County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.34%), White (Hispanic) (1.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.625%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.263%).

None of the households in Rusk 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.

99.6% of the residents in Rusk County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Rusk County, WI was $111,900, and the homeownership rate was 78.7%.

Most people in Rusk County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Rusk County, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Rusk County, WI is home to a population of 14.1k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.23% of Rusk County, WI residents were born outside of the country (173 people).

In 2020, there were 40.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Rusk County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 329 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 224 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Rusk County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Rusk County, WI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rusk County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 27
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    329 ± 32.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    224 ± 35
1.98%
Hispanic Population
279 people

In 2020, there were 40.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Rusk County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 329 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 224 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.98% of the people in Rusk County, WI are hispanic (279 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.23%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
173 people
1.13%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
159 people

As of 2020, 1.23% of Rusk County, WI residents (173 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rusk County, WI was 1.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    460 ± 62
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    105 ± 36
  3. Korea
    101 ± 28

Rusk County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Rusk County, WI employs 6.41k people. The largest industries in Rusk County, WI are Manufacturing (1,559 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (814 people), and Retail Trade (749 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,321), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,917), and Information ($46,563).

Occupations

6.41k
2020 Value
± 300
−0.481%
1 Year decline
± 6.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rusk County, WI declined at a rate of −0.481%, from 6.44k employees to 6.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rusk County, WI, are Production Occupations (1,064 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (668 people), and Management Occupations (612 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rusk County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.41k
2020 Value
± 300
−0.481%
1 Year decline
± 6.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rusk County, WI declined at a rate of −0.481%, from 6.44k employees to 6.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rusk County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,559 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (814 people), and Retail Trade (749 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,557
Median earning men ± $1,037
$26,918
Median earning women ± $815

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($57,188), Wholesale Trade ($50,625), and Public Administration ($49,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($37,173), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,393), and Wholesale Trade ($31,806).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 88
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 68
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

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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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

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. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rusk County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 66.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.628% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.581% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.39M), Some college (1.04M), and Bachelors Degree (875k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Rusk County, WI was $111,900 in 2020, which is 0.487 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $113,400 to $111,900, a 1.32% decrease. The homeownership rate in Rusk County, WI is 78.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Rusk County, WI have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rusk County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rusk County, WI is $48,961. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rusk County, WI was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $56,346, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $51,071 and $49,375.

Property

$111,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,393
$5,050
Median Property Taxes
±$241

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 Rusk County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Rusk County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.7%
Homeownership
2020
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.7% of the housing units in Rusk County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9604
  3. Census Tract 9601

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rusk County, WI was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $56,346, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $51,071 and $49,375.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$48,961
Median Household Income
± $2,266
6.41k
Number of Households
± 310

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.41k households in Rusk County, WI grew to $48,961 from the previous year's value of $47,532.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rusk County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.67%)
  3. Carpooled (7.45%)

In 2020, 79.4% of workers in Rusk County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.67%) and those who carpooled to work (7.45%).

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

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rusk County, WI have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.62% of the workforce in Rusk 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rusk County, WI (1.56k out of 13.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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92.6% of the population of Rusk County, WI has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.07% 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 1768 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0565% decrease from the previous year (1769 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1418 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1772 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wisconsin, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,768 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rusk County, WI

Primary care physicians in Rusk County, WI see an average of 1,768 patients per year. This represents a 0.0565% decrease from the previous year (1,769 patients).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 14.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.42%
Uninsured
38%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
18.8%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
2.07%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rusk County, WI declined by 12.8% from 8.52% to 7.42%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Rusk County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 24.9% in Rusk County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.7% in Rusk County, WI.

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