Washington County, WI

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Population

133,967

0.408% growth

Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$73,021

3.83% growth

Poverty Rate

5.52%


Number of Employees

73,513

1.41% growth

Median Property Value

$219,600

1.81% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, WI had a population of 134k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $73,021. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, WI grew from 133,422 to 133,967, a 0.408% increase and its median household income grew from $70,325 to $73,021, a 3.83% increase.

The population of Washington County, WI is 93.3% White Alone, 3.08% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.18% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Washington County, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Washington County, WI is $219,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.5%. Most people in Washington County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, WI employs 73.5k people. The largest industries in Washington County, WI are Manufacturing (16,958 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,194 people), and Retail Trade (8,417 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,583), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,806), and Public Administration ($60,599).

Median household income in Washington County, WI is $73,021. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,021

2017 value

± $1,757

3.83%

1 Year Growth

± 3.14%

Households in Washington County, WI have a median annual income of $73,021, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,325 in 2016, which represents a 3.83% 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 Washington 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 4702.04

  2. Census Tract 4601.01

  3. Census Tract 4501.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, WI was Census Tract 4702.04 with a value of $123,042, followed by Census Tract 4601.01 and Census Tract 4501.05, with respective values of $100,817 and $91,518.

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

5.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, WI (7.32k out of 133k 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 75+, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    6,815 ± 556

  2. Hispanic

    463 ± 174

  3. Two Or More

    316 ± 149

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington 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

73.5k

2017 Value

± 1,660

1.41%

1 Year growth

± 3.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, WI grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 72.5k employees to 73.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,876 people), Management Occupations (8,046 people), and Production Occupations (8,038 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 (9,876 people), Management Occupations (8,046 people), and Production Occupations (8,038 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 (1.52 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, WI, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($74,756), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,171), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($73,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

73.5k

2017 Value

± 1,660

1.41%

1 Year growth

± 3.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, WI grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 72.5k employees to 73.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, WI, are Manufacturing (16,958 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,194 people), and Retail Trade (8,417 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 (16,958 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,194 people), and Retail Trade (8,417 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, WI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.87 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.28 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 Utilities ($84,583), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,806), and Public Administration ($60,599).

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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

95.8% of the population of Washington County, WI has health coverage, with 63.6% on employee plans, 7.37% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.885% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Washington County, WI 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 1736 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.2% increase from the previous year (1666 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1767 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1083 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

1,736 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, WI see an average of 1,736 patients per year. This represents a 4.2% increase from the previous year (1,666 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 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

4.18%

Uninsured

63.6%

Employer Coverage

7.37%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

0.885%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, WI declined by 11.1% from 4.71% to 4.18%.

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. 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

Washington County, WI is home to a population of 134k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.67% of Washington County, WI residents were born outside of the country (3.57k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, WI is composed of 125k White Alone residents (93.3%), 4.13k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.08%), 1.58k Two or More Races residents (1.18%), 1.55k Asian Alone residents (1.16%), 1.5k Black or African American Alone residents (1.12%), 204 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.152%), 58 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0433%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0119%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, WI was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Washington County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, WI residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.57k people

2.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.63k people

As of 2017, 2.67% of Washington County, WI residents (3.57k 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 Washington County, WI was 2.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Washington County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, WI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    125k ± 101

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.13k ± 370

  3. Two or More Races

    1.58k ± 301

In 2017, there were 30.3 times more White Alone residents (125k people) in Washington County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.13k Hispanic or Latino and 1.58k 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington 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

    3,058 ± 261

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    983 ± 199

  3. Korea

    934 ± 164

Washington 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, WI was $219,600 in 2017, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $215,700 to $219,600, a 1.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, WI is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, WI have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$73,021

Median Household Income

± $1,757

53.8k

Number of Households

± 1,394

In 2017, the median household income of the 53.8k households in Washington County, WI grew to $73,021 from the previous year's value of $70,325.

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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Housing

Property Value

$219,600

2017 Median

± $3,234

$215,700

2016 Median

± $3,587

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, WI grew to to $219,600 from the previous year's value of $215,700.

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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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%

2017 Homeownership

77.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.5% of the housing units in Washington County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington 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 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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, WI have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Washington County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    7.07%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.23%

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

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