Waupaca County, WI

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2020 Population
50,997
0.484% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.5
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
9.21%
11.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,106
2.41% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$154,000
2.74% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
26,293
0.0304% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Waupaca County, WI had a population of 51k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $60,106. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Waupaca County, WI declined from 51,245 to 50,997, a −0.484% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,693 to $60,106, a 2.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waupaca County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.62%), Other (Hispanic) (1.07%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.978%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.58%).

None of the households in Waupaca County, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Waupaca County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Waupaca County, WI was $154,000, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%. Most people in Waupaca County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Waupaca County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Waupaca County, WI is home to a population of 51k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.01% of Waupaca County, WI residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

In 2020, there were 58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48k people) in Waupaca County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 828 White (Hispanic) and 544 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waupaca County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48k ± 54
  2. White (Hispanic)
    828 ± 214
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    544 ± 206
3.23%
Hispanic Population
1.65k people

In 2020, there were 58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48k people) in Waupaca County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 828 White (Hispanic) and 544 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.23% of the people in Waupaca County, WI are hispanic (1.65k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people
2.09%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people

As of 2020, 2.01% of Waupaca County, WI residents (1.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waupaca County, WI was 2.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Waupaca County, WI was 45.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Waupaca County, WI are getting staying the same age. In 2019, the average age of all Waupaca County, WI residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    83,497 ± 7,043 people
  2. India
    23,435 ± 3,751 people
  3. China
    16,997 ± 3,196 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 83,497 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,435 and China with 16,997.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Waupaca County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Waupaca County, WI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,360 ± 161
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    426 ± 144
  3. Korea
    406 ± 103

Waupaca County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.19 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 Waupaca County, WI is $60,106. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Waupaca County, WI was Census Tract 1008 with a value of $77,108, followed by Census Tract 1012 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $71,667 and $69,737.

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Waupaca County, WI employs 26.3k people. The largest industries in Waupaca County, WI are Manufacturing (7,220 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,512 people), and Retail Trade (2,867 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,455), Utilities ($55,987), and Manufacturing ($51,345).

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,106
2020 value
± $2,582
2.41%
1 Year Growth
± 5.52%

Households in Waupaca County, WI have a median annual income of $60,106, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,693 in 2019, which represents a 2.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$67,178
Average Male Salary in Wisconsin
± $1,422
$50,335
Average Female Salary in Wisconsin
± $1,056

In 2020, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $55,291 ± $41,825
  2. Asian
    $55,086 ± $5,855
  3. White
    $51,777 ± $864

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1 times more than Asian 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 Waupaca County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 1008
  2. Census Tract 1012
  3. Census Tract 1005

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waupaca County, WI was Census Tract 1008 with a value of $77,108, followed by Census Tract 1012 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $71,667 and $69,737.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waupaca County, WI (4.56k out of 49.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    4,125 ± 354
  2. Hispanic
    259 ± 145
  3. Two Or More
    190 ± 108

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

26.3k
2020 Value
± 901
−0.0304%
1 Year decline
± 4.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Waupaca County, WI declined at a rate of −0.0304%, from 26.3k employees to 26.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waupaca County, WI, are Production Occupations (3,806 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,690 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,462 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waupaca County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Waupaca County, WI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,806 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,690 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,462 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Waupaca County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.86 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.59 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Waupaca County, WI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($130,233), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,577), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,490).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.3k
2020 Value
± 901
−0.0304%
1 Year decline
± 4.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Waupaca County, WI declined at a rate of −0.0304%, from 26.3k employees to 26.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waupaca County, WI, are Manufacturing (7,220 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,512 people), and Retail Trade (2,867 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waupaca County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Waupaca 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 Waupaca County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,220 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,512 people), and Retail Trade (2,867 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Waupaca County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.78 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.74 times), and Retail Trade (0.989 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Waupaca County, WI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,455), Utilities ($55,987), and Manufacturing ($51,345).

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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. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

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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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

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. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Waupaca County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%). The most partisan county was Menominee County, WI with 81.9% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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 Waupaca County, WI
65.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Wisconsin
  1. 81.9% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 75.5% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 72.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Wisconsin was Menominee County, WI with 81.9% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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 Waupaca County, WI was $154,000 in 2020, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $149,900 to $154,000, a 2.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Waupaca County, WI is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Waupaca County, WI have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waupaca County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,000
2020 Median
± $3,778
$149,900
2019 Median
± $3,511

In 2020, the median property value in Waupaca County, WI grew to to $154,000 from the previous year's value of $149,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Waupaca 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 Waupaca County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$60,106
Median Household Income
± $2,582
22.5k
Number of Households
± 862

In 2020, the median household income of the 22.5k households in Waupaca County, WI grew to $60,106 from the previous year's value of $58,693.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.8%
2020 Homeownership
73.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 73.8% of the housing units in Waupaca County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Waupaca County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waupaca County, WI have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Waupaca County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (6.06%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.52%)

In 2020, 83.3% of workers in Waupaca County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.06%) and those who worked at home (5.52%).

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of Waupaca County, WI has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.55% 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 Waupaca County, WI see 1826 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.74% decrease from the previous year (1897 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2684 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1159 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

1,826 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Waupaca County, WI

Primary care physicians in Waupaca County, WI see an average of 1,826 patients per year. This represents a 3.74% decrease from the previous year (1,897 patients).

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

6.27%
Uninsured
54%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waupaca County, WI grew by 5.72% from 5.93% to 6.27%.

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