Sauk County, WI

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Population

63,340

0.0363% growth

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$54,447

2.3% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Number of Employees

33,623

1.57% growth

Median Property Value

$172,500

1.77% growth

About

In 2017, Sauk County, WI had a population of 63.3k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $54,447. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sauk County, WI grew from 63,317 to 63,340, a 0.0363% increase and its median household income grew from $53,225 to $54,447, a 2.3% increase.

The population of Sauk County, WI is 91.3% White Alone, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.28% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Sauk County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sauk County, WI are Panache Academy of Beauty (36 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sauk County, WI is $172,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Sauk County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Sauk County, WI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sauk County, WI employs 33.6k people. The largest industries in Sauk County, WI are Manufacturing (5,559 people), Retail Trade (4,462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,179 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,869).

Median household income in Sauk County, WI is $54,447. Males in Sauk 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 Sauk County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,447

2017 value

± $1,543

2.3%

1 Year Growth

± 3.8%

Households in Sauk County, WI have a median annual income of $54,447, 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 $53,225 in 2016, which represents a 2.3% 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 Sauk 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 5

  2. Census Tract 7

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sauk County, WI was Census Tract 5 with a value of $69,500, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $68,889 and $62,285.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sauk County, WI (7.06k out of 62.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    6,435 ± 476

  2. Hispanic

    612 ± 158

  3. Two Or More

    346 ± 129

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

33.6k

2017 Value

± 953

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 3.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sauk County, WI grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 33.1k employees to 33.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sauk County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,294 people), Management Occupations (3,586 people), and Production Occupations (3,473 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sauk County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sauk County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,294 people), Management Occupations (3,586 people), and Production Occupations (3,473 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sauk County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.77 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.78 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sauk County, WI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($68,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,114), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

33.6k

2017 Value

± 953

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 3.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sauk County, WI grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 33.1k employees to 33.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sauk County, WI, are Manufacturing (5,559 people), Retail Trade (4,462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,179 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sauk County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Sauk 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 Sauk County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,559 people), Retail Trade (4,462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,179 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sauk County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.07 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.12 times), and Manufacturing (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sauk County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,869).

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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

92.2% of the population of Sauk County, WI has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sauk County, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Sauk County, WI see 979 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.77% decrease from the previous year (1039 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1560 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 761 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

979 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sauk County, WI see an average of 979 patients per year. This represents a 5.77% decrease from the previous year (1,039 patients).

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

7.78%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sauk County, WI declined by 7.31% from 8.39% to 7.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sauk 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

Sauk County, WI is home to a population of 63.3k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.24% of Sauk County, WI residents were born outside of the country (2.05k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sauk County, WI is composed of 57.8k White Alone residents (91.3%), 3.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.83%), 809 Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 686 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.08%), 444 Black or African American Alone residents (0.701%), 437 Asian Alone residents (0.69%), 56 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0884%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sauk County, WI was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Sauk County, WI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sauk County, WI residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.05k people

2.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.77k people

As of 2017, 3.24% of Sauk County, WI residents (2.05k 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 Sauk County, WI was 2.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Sauk County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sauk County, WI was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57.8k ± 60

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.06k ± 441

  3. Two or More Races

    809 ± 168

In 2017, there were 18.9 times more White Alone residents (57.8k people) in Sauk County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.06k Hispanic or Latino and 809 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sauk County, WI as a share of the total population.

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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 Sauk 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 Sauk County, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sauk 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

    1,268 ± 137

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    520 ± 126

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    371 ± 106

Sauk County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sauk County, WI awarded 36 degrees. The student population of Sauk County, WI is skewed towards women, with 11 male students and 43 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sauk County, WI are White (34 and 94.4%), followed by Asian (1 and 2.78%), Black or African American (1 and 2.78%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Sauk County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Panache Academy of Beauty (36 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sauk County, WI are General Cosmetology (19 and 52.8%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (13 and 36.1%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (2 and 5.56%).

The median tuition costs in Sauk County, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 19 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Sauk County, WI was General Cosmetology with 19 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Sauk County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

36 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sauk County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Panache Academy of Beauty with 36 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2

Degrees Awarded to Men

34

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sauk County, WI, which is 0.0588 times less than the 34 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    34 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sauk County, WI were to White students. These 34 degrees mean that there were 34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sauk County, WI was $172,500 in 2017, which is 0.793 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,500 to $172,500, a 1.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Sauk County, WI is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sauk County, WI have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sauk 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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$54,447

Median Household Income

± $1,543

25.7k

Number of Households

± 825

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.7k households in Sauk County, WI grew to $54,447 from the previous year's value of $53,225.

The following chart displays the households in Sauk 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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Housing

Property Value

$172,500

2017 Median

± $3,322

$169,500

2016 Median

± $3,204

In 2017, the median property value in Sauk County, WI grew to to $172,500 from the previous year's value of $169,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sauk 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 Sauk County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sauk County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sauk County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.7%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.7% of the housing units in Sauk County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sauk 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 Sauk County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sauk County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sauk County, WI have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Sauk County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.51%

  3. Worked At Home

    4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sauk County, WI was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.51%) and those who Worked At Home (4%).

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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