Waupaca County, WI

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Population

51,651

0.621% decline

Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$54,071

3.11% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

26,033

0.32% growth

Median Property Value

$142,300

3.34% growth

About

In 2017, Waupaca County, WI had a population of 51.7k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $54,071. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Waupaca County, WI declined from 51,974 to 51,651, a -0.621% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,441 to $54,071, a 3.11% increase.

The population of Waupaca County, WI is 94.6% White Alone, 3% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.08% Two or More Races. 4.25% of the people in Waupaca County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Waupaca County, WI is $142,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.6%. Most people in Waupaca County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Waupaca County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Waupaca County, WI employs 26k people. The largest industries in Waupaca County, WI are Manufacturing (7,372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,989 people), and Retail Trade (2,294 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,432), Manufacturing ($47,112), and Wholesale Trade ($45,493).

Median household income in Waupaca County, WI is $54,071. Males in Waupaca 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 Waupaca County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,071

2017 value

± $1,621

3.11%

1 Year Growth

± 4.34%

Households in Waupaca County, WI have a median annual income of $54,071, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,441 in 2016, which represents a 3.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Waupaca County, WI made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Waupaca County, WI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waupaca 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1008

  2. Census Tract 1006

  3. Census Tract 1005

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Waupaca County, WI was Census Tract 1008 with a value of $66,888, followed by Census Tract 1006 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $63,750 and $60,538.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waupaca County, WI (5.51k out of 49.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then 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

    4,886 ± 382

  2. Two Or More

    300 ± 118

  3. Hispanic

    233 ± 109

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waupaca County, WI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

26k

2017 Value

± 747

0.32%

1 Year growth

± 4.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Waupaca County, WI grew at a rate of 0.32%, from 26k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waupaca County, WI, are Production Occupations (3,984 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,062 people), and Management Occupations (2,254 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 (3,984 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,062 people), and Management Occupations (2,254 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 (3.36 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.64 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Waupaca County, WI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,182), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,961), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,217).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26k

2017 Value

± 747

0.32%

1 Year growth

± 4.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Waupaca County, WI grew at a rate of 0.32%, from 26k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waupaca County, WI, are Manufacturing (7,372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,989 people), and Retail Trade (2,294 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 (7,372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,989 people), and Retail Trade (2,294 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Waupaca County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.58 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.8 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Waupaca County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,432), Manufacturing ($47,112), and Wholesale Trade ($45,493).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Machinery and $26B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

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

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Health

93.2% of the population of Waupaca County, WI has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Waupaca County, WI 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 1732 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.1% increase from the previous year (1680 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2712 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1718 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

1,732 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Waupaca County, WI see an average of 1,732 patients per year. This represents a 3.1% increase from the previous year (1,680 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.76%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

12.7%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waupaca County, WI declined by 2.85% from 6.96% to 6.76%.

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. 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

Waupaca County, WI is home to a population of 51.7k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.9% of Waupaca County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Waupaca County, WI is composed of 48.9k White Alone residents (94.6%), 1.55k Hispanic or Latino residents (3%), 558 Two or More Races residents (1.08%), 239 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.463%), 197 Black or African American Alone residents (0.381%), 193 Asian Alone residents (0.374%), 36 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0697%), and 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0116%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Waupaca County, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,182 speakers), German (406 speakers), and Chinese (103 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Waupaca County, WI was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Waupaca County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Waupaca County, WI residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.9% of Waupaca County, WI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waupaca County, WI was 1.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

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

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Waupaca County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Waupaca County, WI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    48.9k ± 52

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.55k ± 308

  3. Two or More Races

    558 ± 147

In 2017, there were 31.6 times more White Alone residents (48.9k people) in Waupaca County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k Hispanic or Latino and 558 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 Waupaca County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,182 speakers (2.39%)

  2. German

    406 speakers (0.822%)

  3. Chinese

    103 speakers (0.208%)

4.25% of Waupaca County, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Waupaca County, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.39% of the overall population of Waupaca County, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.822% speak German and 0.208% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,548 ± 154

  2. Korea

    607 ± 115

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    506 ± 157

Waupaca County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waupaca County, WI was $142,300 in 2017, which is 0.654 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,700 to $142,300, a 3.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Waupaca County, WI is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Waupaca County, WI have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Waupaca 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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$54,071

Median Household Income

± $1,621

21.8k

Number of Households

± 717

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.8k households in Waupaca County, WI grew to $54,071 from the previous year's value of $52,441.

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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Housing

Property Value

$142,300

2017 Median

± $3,352

$137,700

2016 Median

± $3,344

In 2017, the median property value in Waupaca County, WI grew to to $142,300 from the previous year's value of $137,700.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

73.6%

2017 Homeownership

75.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.6% of the housing units in Waupaca County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waupaca County, WI have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Waupaca County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.04%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.36%

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

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