Buffalo County, WI

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Population

13,243

0.0981% decline

Median Age

45.7


Median Household Income

$54,753

4.4% growth

Poverty Rate

10.7%


Number of Employees

6,826

1.2% decline

Median Property Value

$150,400

0.661% decline

About

In 2017, Buffalo County, WI had a population of 13.2k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $54,753. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Buffalo County, WI declined from 13,256 to 13,243, a -0.0981% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,447 to $54,753, a 4.4% increase.

The population of Buffalo County, WI is 95.9% White Alone, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.09% Two or More Races. 2.88% of the people in Buffalo County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Buffalo County, WI is $150,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Buffalo County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Buffalo County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Buffalo County, WI employs 6.83k people. The largest industries in Buffalo County, WI are Manufacturing (1,362 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (954 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (734 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,792), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,333).

Median household income in Buffalo County, WI is $54,753. Males in Buffalo 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 Buffalo County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,753

2017 value

± $1,560

4.4%

1 Year Growth

± 4.18%

Households in Buffalo County, WI have a median annual income of $54,753, 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 $52,447 in 2016, which represents a 4.4% 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 9605

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Buffalo County, WI was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $53,555, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $52,969 and $50,292.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Buffalo 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

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buffalo County, WI (1.41k out of 13.1k 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 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,284 ± 131

  2. Two Or More

    61 ± 69

  3. Hispanic

    30 ± 64

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

6.83k

2017 Value

± 263

-1.2%

1 Year decline

± 5.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buffalo County, WI declined at a rate of -1.2%, from 6.91k employees to 6.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buffalo County, WI, are Management Occupations (834 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (807 people), and Production Occupations (776 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buffalo County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buffalo County, WI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (834 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (807 people), and Production Occupations (776 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Buffalo County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.12 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.96 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buffalo County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,750), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,139).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.83k

2017 Value

± 263

-1.2%

1 Year decline

± 5.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buffalo County, WI declined at a rate of -1.2%, from 6.91k employees to 6.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buffalo County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,362 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (954 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (734 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buffalo County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Buffalo 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 Buffalo County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,362 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (954 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (734 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Buffalo County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.09 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.98 times), and Manufacturing (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Buffalo County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,792), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,333).

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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

94% of the population of Buffalo County, WI has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Buffalo County, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Buffalo County, WI see 6596 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0303% increase from the previous year (6594 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 819 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6550 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

6,596 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Buffalo County, WI see an average of 6,596 patients per year. This represents a 0.0303% increase from the previous year (6,594 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

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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

5.99%

Uninsured

50.6%

Employer Coverage

12.7%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

15%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buffalo County, WI declined by 10.7% from 6.71% to 5.99%.

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

Buffalo County, WI is home to a population of 13.2k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.49% of Buffalo County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Buffalo County, WI is composed of 12.7k White Alone residents (95.9%), 289 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.18%), 145 Two or More Races residents (1.09%), 65 Black or African American Alone residents (0.491%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.294%), 2 Asian Alone residents (0.0151%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0151%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Buffalo County, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (202 speakers), German (92 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (20 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Buffalo County, WI was 45.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Buffalo County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Buffalo County, WI residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.49%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.49% of Buffalo 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 Buffalo County, WI was 1.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Buffalo County, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Buffalo County, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Buffalo County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Buffalo County, WI was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.7k ± 5

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    289 ± 64

  3. Two or More Races

    145 ± 25.2

In 2017, there were 43.9 times more White Alone residents (12.7k people) in Buffalo County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 289 Hispanic or Latino and 145 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    202 speakers (1.6%)

  2. German

    92 speakers (0.73%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    20 speakers (0.159%)

2.88% of Buffalo 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 Buffalo County, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.6% of the overall population of Buffalo County, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.73% speak German and 0.159% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    367 ± 45

  2. Korea

    131 ± 47

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    96 ± 40

Buffalo County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buffalo County, WI was $150,400 in 2017, which is 0.691 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $150,400, a 0.661% decrease. The homeownership rate in Buffalo County, WI is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Buffalo County, WI have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buffalo 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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$54,753

Median Household Income

± $1,560

5.72k

Number of Households

± 240

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.72k households in Buffalo County, WI grew to $54,753 from the previous year's value of $52,447.

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo 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

$150,400

2017 Median

± $4,425

$151,400

2016 Median

± $4,163

In 2017, the median property value in Buffalo County, WI declined from to $150,400 from the previous year's value of $151,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Buffalo 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 Buffalo County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

75.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Buffalo County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Buffalo County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buffalo County, WI have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Buffalo County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.42%

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

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