Shawano County, WI

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Population

41,136

0.599% decline

Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$51,751

6.11% growth

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

20,189

0.257% decline

Median Property Value

$135,800

2.49% growth

About

In 2017, Shawano County, WI had a population of 41.1k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $51,751. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shawano County, WI declined from 41,384 to 41,136, a -0.599% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,773 to $51,751, a 6.11% increase.

The population of Shawano County, WI is 87.1% White Alone, 7.34% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.62% Hispanic or Latino. 3.4% of the people in Shawano County, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Shawano County, WI is $135,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.3%. Most people in Shawano County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Shawano County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Shawano County, WI employs 20.2k people. The largest industries in Shawano County, WI are Manufacturing (4,213 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,610 people), and Retail Trade (2,058 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,333), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,417), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,594).

Median household income in Shawano County, WI is $51,751. Males in Shawano 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 Shawano County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,751

2017 value

± $1,354

6.11%

1 Year Growth

± 3.91%

Households in Shawano County, WI have a median annual income of $51,751, 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 $48,773 in 2016, which represents a 6.11% 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 Shawano County, WI 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 Shawano County, WI 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 Shawano 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 1011

  2. Census Tract 1009

  3. Census Tract 1001

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shawano County, WI was Census Tract 1011 with a value of $63,750, followed by Census Tract 1009 and Census Tract 1001, with respective values of $58,167 and $55,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shawano County, WI (4.62k out of 40.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    3,671 ± 280

  2. Native American

    674 ± 116

  3. Hispanic

    363 ± 117

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shawano County, WI is White, followed by Native American 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.2k

2017 Value

± 580

-0.257%

1 Year decline

± 4.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shawano County, WI declined at a rate of -0.257%, from 20.2k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shawano County, WI, are Production Occupations (2,627 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,376 people), and Management Occupations (2,086 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shawano County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shawano County, WI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,627 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,376 people), and Management Occupations (2,086 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Shawano County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.06 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.24 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shawano County, WI, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($57,000), Legal Occupations ($56,696), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.2k

2017 Value

± 580

-0.257%

1 Year decline

± 4.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shawano County, WI declined at a rate of -0.257%, from 20.2k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shawano County, WI, are Manufacturing (4,213 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,610 people), and Retail Trade (2,058 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shawano County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Shawano 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 Shawano County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,213 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,610 people), and Retail Trade (2,058 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Shawano County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.45 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.06 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shawano County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,333), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,417), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,594).

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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 with $28B and Machinery and $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

92.3% of the population of Shawano County, WI has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Shawano County, WI see 1796 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.7% increase from the previous year (1732 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1785 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 652 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

1,796 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Shawano County, WI see an average of 1,796 patients per year. This represents a 3.7% increase from the previous year (1,732 patients).

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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

7.72%

Uninsured

48.8%

Employer Coverage

12.7%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shawano County, WI declined by 12.9% from 8.86% to 7.72%.

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

Shawano County, WI is home to a population of 41.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.35% of Shawano County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Shawano County, WI is composed of 35.8k White Alone residents (87.1%), 3.02k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.34%), 1.08k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.62%), 918 Two or More Races residents (2.23%), 149 Asian Alone residents (0.362%), 119 Black or African American Alone residents (0.289%), 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0219%), and 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00729%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Shawano County, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (647 speakers), German (323 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (72 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Shawano County, WI was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Shawano County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Shawano County, WI residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.35%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.35% of Shawano County, WI residents 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 Shawano County, WI was 1.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Shawano County, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Shawano County, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Shawano County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Shawano County, WI was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.8k ± 2

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.02k ± 131

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.08k ± 63.3

In 2017, there were 11.9 times more White Alone residents (35.8k people) in Shawano County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.02k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1.08k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    647 speakers (1.64%)

  2. German

    323 speakers (0.821%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    72 speakers (0.183%)

3.4% of Shawano County, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Shawano County, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.64% of the overall population of Shawano County, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.821% speak German and 0.183% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,097 ± 104

  2. Korea

    338 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    299 ± 88

Shawano County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shawano County, WI was $135,800 in 2017, which is 0.624 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,500 to $135,800, a 2.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Shawano County, WI is 76.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shawano County, WI have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shawano 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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$51,751

Median Household Income

± $1,354

17k

Number of Households

± 534

In 2017, the median household income of the 17k households in Shawano County, WI grew to $51,751 from the previous year's value of $48,773.

The following chart displays the households in Shawano 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

$135,800

2017 Median

± $3,155

$132,500

2016 Median

± $2,914

In 2017, the median property value in Shawano County, WI grew to to $135,800 from the previous year's value of $132,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Shawano 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 Shawano County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.3%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.3% of the housing units in Shawano County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shawano County, WI have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Shawano County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    7.81%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Shawano County, WI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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