Rusk County, WI

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Population

14,211

0.427% decline

Median Age

48.6


Median Household Income

$41,930

5.08% growth

Poverty Rate

15.2%


Number of Employees

6,463

0.357% growth

Median Property Value

$106,300

0.854% growth

About

In 2017, Rusk County, WI had a population of 14.2k people with a median age of 48.6 and a median household income of $41,930. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rusk County, WI declined from 14,272 to 14,211, a -0.427% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,904 to $41,930, a 5.08% increase.

The population of Rusk County, WI is 95.2% White Alone, 1.77% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.61% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Rusk County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Rusk County, WI is $106,300, and the homeownership rate is 77.5%. Most people in Rusk County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Rusk County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rusk County, WI employs 6.46k people. The largest industries in Rusk County, WI are Manufacturing (1,720 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (820 people), and Retail Trade (721 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,212), Utilities ($40,000), and Educational Services ($36,959).

Median household income in Rusk County, WI is $41,930. Males in Rusk 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 Rusk County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,930

2017 value

± $1,599

5.08%

1 Year Growth

± 4.92%

Households in Rusk County, WI have a median annual income of $41,930, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,904 in 2016, which represents a 5.08% annual growth.

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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.

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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 Rusk 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9604

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rusk County, WI was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $45,735, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $45,380 and $43,550.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rusk County, WI (2.12k out of 13.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 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

    1,928 ± 164

  2. Black

    81 ± 79

  3. Two Or More

    76 ± 63

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

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

6.46k

2017 Value

± 280

0.357%

1 Year growth

± 5.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rusk County, WI grew at a rate of 0.357%, from 6.44k employees to 6.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rusk County, WI, are Production Occupations (1,081 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (732 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (628 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 (1,081 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (732 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (628 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 (5.18 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.88 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rusk County, WI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,944), Legal Occupations ($60,625), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($54,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.46k

2017 Value

± 280

0.357%

1 Year growth

± 5.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rusk County, WI grew at a rate of 0.357%, from 6.44k employees to 6.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rusk County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,720 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (820 people), and Retail Trade (721 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 (1,720 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (820 people), and Retail Trade (721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rusk County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.08 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.63 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.92 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 ($47,212), Utilities ($40,000), and Educational Services ($36,959).

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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

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

89.9% of the population of Rusk County, WI has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Rusk County, WI 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

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 neighboring states.

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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

10.1%

Uninsured

36.1%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rusk County, WI declined by 3.4% from 10.4% to 10.1%.

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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Diversity

Rusk County, WI is home to a population of 14.2k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.76% of Rusk County, WI residents were born outside of the country (250 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rusk County, WI is composed of 13.5k White Alone residents (95.2%), 252 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.77%), 229 Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 146 Black or African American Alone residents (1.03%), 45 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.317%), 15 Asian Alone residents (0.106%), 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00704%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rusk County, WI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rusk County, WI was 48.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Rusk County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Rusk County, WI residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.76%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

250 people

1.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

270 people

As of 2017, 1.76% of Rusk County, WI residents (250 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 Rusk County, WI was 1.89%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Rusk County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rusk County, WI was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.5k ± 3

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    252 ± 59.4

  3. Two or More Races

    229 ± 36.1

In 2017, there were 53.7 times more White Alone residents (13.5k people) in Rusk County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 252 Hispanic or Latino and 229 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Rusk County, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Rusk County, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Rusk County, WI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    468 ± 59

  2. Korea

    157 ± 37

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    82 ± 28

Rusk County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rusk County, WI was $106,300 in 2017, which is 0.489 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,400 to $106,300, a 0.854% increase. The homeownership rate in Rusk County, WI is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rusk County, WI have an average commute time of 19.8 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.

Income

Household Income

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$41,930

Median Household Income

± $1,599

6.29k

Number of Households

± 283

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.29k households in Rusk County, WI grew to $41,930 from the previous year's value of $39,904.

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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Housing

Property Value

$106,300

2017 Median

± $4,915

$105,400

2016 Median

± $4,312

In 2017, the median property value in Rusk County, WI grew to to $106,300 from the previous year's value of $105,400.

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 $100k - $125k 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

77.5%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.5% of the housing units in Rusk County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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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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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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rusk County, WI have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% 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

    75.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rusk County, WI was Drove Alone (75.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (7.49%).

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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