Vernon County, WI

County

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Population
30,516
0.454% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
Median Age
41.9

Poverty Rate
16.6%

Median Household Income
$50,905
1.82% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$152,300
2.28% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
13,479
0.402% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Vernon County, WI had a population of 30.5k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $50,905. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Vernon County, WI grew from 30,378 to 30,516, a 0.454% increase and its median household income grew from $49,996 to $50,905, a 1.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vernon County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%), White (Hispanic) (0.967%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.514%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.459%). NaNk% of the people in Vernon County, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Vernon County, WI is $152,300, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Vernon County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Vernon County, WI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Wisconsin (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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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 Vernon County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 49.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (44.7%), followed by Other (6.09%). 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.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Vernon County, WI
49.2% 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.

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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Diversity

Vernon County, WI is home to a population of 30.5k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.24% of Vernon County, WI residents were born outside of the country (378 people).

In 2018, there were 85.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.4k people) in Vernon County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 344 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 295 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vernon County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.4k ± 10
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    344 ± 82.3
  3. White (Hispanic)
    295 ± 66
1.56%
Hispanic Population
476 people

In 2018, there were 85.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.4k people) in Vernon County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 344 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 295 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.56% of the people in Vernon County, WI are hispanic (476 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.24%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
378 people
1.08%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
329 people

As of 2018, 1.24% of Vernon County, WI residents (378 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 Vernon County, WI was 1.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Vernon County, WI was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Vernon County, WI are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Vernon County, WI residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,679 ± 7,092 people
  2. India
    25,530 ± 3,914 people
  3. China
    15,562 ± 3,059 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,679 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 25,530 and China with 15,562.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2018 Citizenship
99.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.5% of Vernon County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Vernon County, WI was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    674 ± 72
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    217 ± 45
  3. Korea
    178 ± 43

Vernon County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Vernon County, WI is $50,905. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Vernon County, WI was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $62,938, followed by Census Tract 9607 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $58,750 and $56,828.

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,130. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Vernon County, WI employs 13.5k people. The largest industries in Vernon County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,498 people), Manufacturing (2,081 people), and Retail Trade (1,524 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), and Information ($52,788).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,905
2018 value
± $1,864
1.82%
1 Year Growth
± 5.05%

Households in Vernon County, WI have a median annual income of $50,905, 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 $49,996 in 2017, which represents a 1.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,653
Average Male Salary in Wisconsin
± $1,399
$49,130
Average Female Salary in Wisconsin
± $1,030

In 2019, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.34 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
    $52,790 ± $5,647
  2. White
    $50,361 ± $843
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $50,064 ± $38,727

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Wisconsin.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Wisconsin by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Vernon County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.45
2018 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2019, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.637% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9606
  2. Census Tract 9607
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vernon County, WI was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $62,938, followed by Census Tract 9607 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $58,750 and $56,828.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vernon County, WI (5k out of 30.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 75+.

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
    4,814 ± 271
  2. Hispanic
    134 ± 73
  3. Other
    92 ± 80

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

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

13.5k
2018 Value
± 465
0.402%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Vernon County, WI grew at a rate of 0.402%, from 13.4k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vernon County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,345 people), Production Occupations (1,335 people), and Management Occupations (1,289 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vernon County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Vernon County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,345 people), Production Occupations (1,335 people), and Management Occupations (1,289 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Vernon County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.15 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.82 times), and Production Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vernon County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,778), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,320), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,637).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.5k
2018 Value
± 465
0.402%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Vernon County, WI grew at a rate of 0.402%, from 13.4k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vernon County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,498 people), Manufacturing (2,081 people), and Retail Trade (1,524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vernon County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Vernon 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 Vernon County, WI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,498 people), Manufacturing (2,081 people), and Retail Trade (1,524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Vernon County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.04 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.53 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Vernon County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), and Information ($52,788).

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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 Vernon County, WI was $152,300 in 2018, which is 0.663 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $148,900 to $152,300, a 2.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Vernon County, WI is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vernon County, WI have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vernon County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$152,300
2018 Median
± $4,284
$148,900
2017 Median
± $5,087

In 2018, the median property value in Vernon County, WI grew to to $152,300 from the previous year's value of $148,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Vernon 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 Vernon 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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$50,905
Median Household Income
± $1,864
12.1k
Number of Households
± 429

In 2018, the median household income of the 12.1k households in Vernon County, WI grew to $50,905 from the previous year's value of $49,996.

The following chart displays the households in Vernon 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
2018 Homeownership
77.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 76.9% of the housing units in Vernon County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vernon County, WI have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Vernon County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.8%
  2. Worked At Home
    7.42%
  3. Carpooled
    6.97%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Vernon County, WI was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7.42%) and those who Carpooled (6.97%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

84.5% of the population of Vernon County, WI has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.35% 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 Vernon County, WI see 1130 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.92% decrease from the previous year (1214 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2568 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 752 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

1,130 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Vernon County, WI

Primary care physicians in Vernon County, WI see an average of 1,130 patients per year. This represents a 6.92% decrease from the previous year (1,214 patients).

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

15.5%
Uninsured
45.6%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vernon County, WI declined by 6.83% from 16.6% to 15.5%.

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