Wisconsin

State

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Population
5.81M
0.312% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
Median Age
39.6

Poverty Rate
11.9%

Median Household Income
$60,773
2.48% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$188,500
5.37% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Wisconsin had a population of 5.81M people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $60,773. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wisconsin grew from 5.8M to 5.81M, a 0.312% increase and its median household income grew from $59,305 to $60,773, a 2.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wisconsin are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.26%), White (Hispanic) (4.29%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%). 8.83% of the people in Wisconsin speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Wisconsin was $188,500, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%. Most people in Wisconsin drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Wisconsin was 2 cars per household.

Wisconsin borders Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota.

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

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

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wisconsin across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

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.

US Senators from Wisconsin

Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Wisconsin is home to a population of 5.81M people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.94% of Wisconsin residents were born outside of the country (287k people).

In 2018, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.71M people) in Wisconsin than any other race or ethnicity. There were 364k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 250k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wisconsin are Spanish (261,707 speakers), Hmong (38,605 speakers), and German (26,628 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wisconsin
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.71M ± 2.73k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    364k ± 5.72k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    250k ± 8.04k
6.95%
Hispanic Population
404k people

In 2018, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.71M people) in Wisconsin than any other race or ethnicity. There were 364k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 250k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.95% of the people in Wisconsin are hispanic (404k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wisconsin as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    261,707 speakers (4.77%)
  2. Hmong
    38,605 speakers (0.704%)
  3. German
    26,628 speakers (0.486%)

8.83% of Wisconsin citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Wisconsin was Spanish. 4.77% of the overall population of Wisconsin are native Spanish speakers. 0.704% speak Hmong and 0.486% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.94%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
287k people
4.86%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
281k people

As of 2018, 4.94% of Wisconsin residents (287k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wisconsin was 4.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Wisconsin compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wisconsin was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Wisconsin are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wisconsin residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was N/A, the natal country of N/A Wisconsin residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

97.3%
2018 Citizenship
97.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.3% of Wisconsin residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wisconsin was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    120,241 ± 3,784
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    49,132 ± 3,475
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    36,642 ± 2,806

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

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Economy

Median household income in Wisconsin is $60,773. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wisconsin was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $86,968, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $81,453 and $81,104.

Males in N/A have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in N/A (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

The economy of Wisconsin employs N/A people. The largest industries in Wisconsin are N/A, and the highest paying industries are .

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,773
2018 value
± $391
2.48%
1 Year Growth
± 1.15%

Households in Wisconsin have a median annual income of $60,773, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,305 in 2017, which represents a 2.48% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Wisconsin compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

In N/A, full-time male employees in N/A made N/A times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

In N/A the highest paid race/ethnicity of N/A workers was N/A. These workers were paid N/A times more than N/A workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in N/A.

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Wage Distribution

N/A Wage GINI in N/A
  1. N/A
  2. N/A

In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wisconsin was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $86,968, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $81,453 and $81,104.

The following map shows all of the counties in Wisconsin colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wisconsin (668k out of 5.63M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    455,514 ± 4,255
  2. Black
    114,824 ± 2,227
  3. Hispanic
    85,596 ± 1,935

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wisconsin is White, followed by Black 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

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From N/A to N/A, employment in Wisconsin stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wisconsin, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wisconsin.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wisconsin, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Wisconsin has an unusually high number of residents working as N/A.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wisconsin, by average salary, are N/A.

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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From N/A to N/A, employment in Wisconsin stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wisconsin, are N/A. This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wisconsin, though some of these residents may live in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Wisconsin has an unusually high number of N/A industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wisconsin, by average salary, are .

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.5B
  2. $28B
  3. $26B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2015 Value in Wisconsin
$493B
Projected 2045 Value in Wisconsin
51.7% growth

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

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

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $28.7B
  2. $28.3B
  3. $10.2B

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

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wisconsin was $188,500 in 2018, which is 0.821 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $178,900 to $188,500, a 5.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Wisconsin is 67.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wisconsin have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wisconsin is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$188,500
2018 Median
± $1,266
$178,900
2017 Median
± $1,377

In 2018, the median property value in Wisconsin grew to to $188,500 from the previous year's value of $178,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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.
$60,773
Median Household Income
± $391
2.37M
Number of Households
± 20,625

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.37M households in Wisconsin grew to $60,773 from the previous year's value of $59,305.

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

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
2018 Homeownership
66.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.1% of the housing units in Wisconsin were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wisconsin have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Wisconsin have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.52%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.83%)

In 2018, 81.7% of workers in Wisconsin drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.52%) and those who worked at home (4.83%).

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

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Health

94.6% of the population of Wisconsin has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.21% 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 Wisconsin see 1247 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 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

1,247 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,247 patients per year. This represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1,240 patients).

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

5.41%
Uninsured
55.5%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wisconsin grew by 2.75% from 5.26% to 5.41%.

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