Washington County, WI

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2019 Population
134,925
0.29% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
43.2
0.699% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
4.61%
4.78% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$77,663
4.86% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$236,200
4.61% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
73,819
0.405% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Washington County, WI had a population of 135k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $77,663. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Washington County, WI grew from 134,535 to 134,925, a 0.29% increase and its median household income grew from $74,062 to $77,663, a 4.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.9%), White (Hispanic) (1.92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%). 0% of the households in Washington County, WI speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.1% of the residents in Washington County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Washington County, WI was $236,200, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%. Most people in Washington County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Washington County, WI is home to a population of 135k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 4.7% of Washington County, WI residents were born outside of the country (6.34k people).

In 2019, there were 48.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (125k people) in Washington County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.59k White (Hispanic) and 1.77k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    125k ± 117
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.59k ± 260
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 147
3.16%
Hispanic Population
4.27k people

In 2019, there were 48.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (125k people) in Washington County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.59k White (Hispanic) and 1.77k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.16% of the people in Washington County, WI are hispanic (4.27k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.34k people
2.77%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.72k people

As of 2019, 4.7% of Washington County, WI residents (6.34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County, WI was 2.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Washington County, WI was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Washington County, WI are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Washington County, WI residents was 43.

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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

99.1%
2019 Citizenship
99.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.1% of Washington County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, WI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,054 ± 275
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,248 ± 242
  3. Korea
    841 ± 148

Washington County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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

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

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

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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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Economy

Median household income in Washington County, WI is $77,663. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Washington County, WI was Census Tract 4702.04 with a value of $137,000, followed by Census Tract 4601.01 and Census Tract 4701, with respective values of $111,645 and $106,304.

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 Washington County, WI employs 73.8k people. The largest industries in Washington County, WI are Manufacturing (17,275 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,724 people), and Retail Trade (8,461 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,938), Utilities ($74,447), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,892).

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,663
2019 value
± $1,968
4.86%
1 Year Growth
± 3.23%

Households in Washington County, WI have a median annual income of $77,663, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,062 in 2018, which represents a 4.86% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington 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 4702.04
  2. Census Tract 4601.01
  3. Census Tract 4701

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, WI was Census Tract 4702.04 with a value of $137,000, followed by Census Tract 4601.01 and Census Tract 4701, with respective values of $111,645 and $106,304.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.61% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, WI (6.18k out of 134k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 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
    5,379 ± 478
  2. Hispanic
    587 ± 183
  3. Black
    298 ± 163

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

73.8k
2019 Value
± 1,724
0.405%
1 Year growth
± 3.23%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Washington County, WI grew at a rate of 0.405%, from 73.5k employees to 73.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,690 people), Management Occupations (8,284 people), and Production Occupations (7,891 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,690 people), Management Occupations (8,284 people), and Production Occupations (7,891 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.48 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,628), Management Occupations ($75,918), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,268).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

73.8k
2019 Value
± 1,724
0.405%
1 Year growth
± 3.23%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Washington County, WI grew at a rate of 0.405%, from 73.5k employees to 73.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, WI, are Manufacturing (17,275 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,724 people), and Retail Trade (8,461 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (17,275 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,724 people), and Retail Trade (8,461 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, WI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.34 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.64 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, WI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,938), Utilities ($74,447), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,892).

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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. $39.4B
  2. $31.4B
  3. $28.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $39.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($31.4B) and Motorized vehicles ($28.5B).

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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$354B
2018 Value in Wisconsin
$594B
Projected 2045 Value in Wisconsin
67.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $354B. This is expected to increase 67.9% to $594B 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. $32.5B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $16.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $32.5B, followed by Minnesota with $29.5B and Michigan and $16.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.7%), followed by Other (6.95%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Washington County, WI
66.3% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, WI was $236,200 in 2019, which is 0.982 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $225,800 to $236,200, a 4.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, WI is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Washington County, WI have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$236,200
2019 Median
± $3,502
$225,800
2018 Median
± $3,241

In 2019, the median property value in Washington County, WI grew to to $236,200 from the previous year's value of $225,800.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,663
Median Household Income
± $1,968
54.3k
Number of Households
± 1,390

In 2019, the median household income of the 54.3k households in Washington County, WI grew to $77,663 from the previous year's value of $74,062.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
2019 Homeownership
77.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 77.5% of the housing units in Washington County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, WI have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Washington County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (86.6%)
  2. Carpooled (5.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.95%)

In 2019, 86.6% of workers in Washington County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.97%) and those who worked at home (3.95%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

96.2% of the population of Washington County, WI has health coverage, with 62.8% on employee plans, 6.86% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.14% 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 Washington County, WI see 1885 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.23% increase from the previous year (1826 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1600 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 878 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Columbia County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,885 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, WI

Primary care physicians in Washington County, WI see an average of 1,885 patients per year. This represents a 3.23% increase from the previous year (1,826 patients).

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

3.78%
Uninsured
62.8%
Employer Coverage
6.86%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, WI declined by 6.83% from 4.06% to 3.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington 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. 18.2% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

Adams County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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