Dunn County, WI

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Population

44,260

0.198% decline

Median Age

34.2


Median Household Income

$54,605

5.44% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

22,972

0.83% growth

Median Property Value

$156,700

1.42% growth

About

In 2017, Dunn County, WI had a population of 44.3k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $54,605. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dunn County, WI declined from 44,348 to 44,260, a -0.198% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,787 to $54,605, a 5.44% increase.

The population of Dunn County, WI is 93.1% White Alone, 2.51% Asian Alone, and 1.86% Two or More Races. 4.2% of the people in Dunn County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dunn County, WI are University of Wisconsin-Stout (1,944 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Dunn County, WI is $156,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.5%. Most people in Dunn County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Dunn County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Dunn County, WI employs 23k people. The largest industries in Dunn County, WI are Manufacturing (3,622 people), Retail Trade (3,105 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,082 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,667), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,167), and Public Administration ($47,639).

Median household income in Dunn County, WI is $54,605. Males in Dunn 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 Dunn County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,605

2017 value

± $2,455

5.44%

1 Year Growth

± 6.08%

Households in Dunn County, WI have a median annual income of $54,605, 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 $51,787 in 2016, which represents a 5.44% 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 Dunn 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 Dunn 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Dunn County, WI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dunn 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 9704

  2. Census Tract 9703

  3. Census Tract 9706

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dunn County, WI was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $60,647, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9706, with respective values of $58,341 and $57,995.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dunn County, WI (5.21k out of 40.6k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 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

    4,779 ± 424

  2. Hispanic

    222 ± 99

  3. Two Or More

    180 ± 92

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

23k

2017 Value

± 794

0.83%

1 Year growth

± 4.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dunn County, WI grew at a rate of 0.83%, from 22.8k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dunn County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,891 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,226 people), and Management Occupations (2,134 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dunn County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dunn County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,891 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,226 people), and Management Occupations (2,134 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dunn County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.02 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.75 times), and Production Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dunn County, WI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($70,833), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,278), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,964).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23k

2017 Value

± 794

0.83%

1 Year growth

± 4.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dunn County, WI grew at a rate of 0.83%, from 22.8k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dunn County, WI, are Manufacturing (3,622 people), Retail Trade (3,105 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,082 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dunn County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Dunn 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 Dunn County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,622 people), Retail Trade (3,105 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,082 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dunn County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.15 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.56 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dunn County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,667), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,167), and Public Administration ($47,639).

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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% of the population of Dunn County, WI has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dunn County, WI see 1648 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.17% increase from the previous year (1582 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 698 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

1,648 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dunn County, WI see an average of 1,648 patients per year. This represents a 4.17% increase from the previous year (1,582 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dunn County, WI in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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%).

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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

7.02%

Uninsured

52.8%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dunn County, WI declined by 10% from 7.81% to 7.02%.

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

Dunn County, WI is home to a population of 44.3k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.58% of Dunn County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Dunn County, WI is composed of 41.2k White Alone residents (93.1%), 1.11k Asian Alone residents (2.51%), 822 Two or More Races residents (1.86%), 801 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.81%), 227 Black or African American Alone residents (0.513%), 78 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.176%), 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0655%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dunn County, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (653 speakers), Hmong (436 speakers), and Chinese (155 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

27

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dunn County, WI was 34.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 27. But people in Dunn County, WI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Dunn County, WI residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.58% of Dunn 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 Dunn County, WI was 2.53%, 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 Dunn County, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Dunn County, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Dunn County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dunn County, WI was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    41.2k ± 24

  2. Asian Alone

    1.11k ± 129

  3. Two or More Races

    822 ± 143

In 2017, there were 37.1 times more White Alone residents (41.2k people) in Dunn County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Asian Alone and 822 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 Dunn County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    653 speakers (1.56%)

  2. Hmong

    436 speakers (1.04%)

  3. Chinese

    155 speakers (0.37%)

4.2% of Dunn 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 Dunn County, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.56% of the overall population of Dunn County, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.04% speak Hmong and 0.37% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    997 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    506 ± 124

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    325 ± 90

Dunn County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dunn County, WI awarded 1,944 degrees. The student population of Dunn County, WI is skewed towards men, with 5,022 male students and 4,611 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dunn County, WI are White (1,698 and 91.4%), followed by Asian (62 and 3.34%), Hispanic or Latino (41 and 2.21%), and Black or African American (23 and 1.24%).

The largest universities in Dunn County, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Stout (1,944 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dunn County, WI are General Business Administration & Management (189 and 9.72%), General Hospitality Management (121 and 6.22%), and Operations Management & Supervision (116 and 5.97%).

The median tuition costs in Dunn County, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,014 and $14,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dunn County, WI was Operations Management & Supervision with 116 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dunn County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,944 degrees awarded

$7,014

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Dunn County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Stout with 1,944 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

933

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,011

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 933 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dunn County, WI, which is 0.923 times less than the 1,011 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,698 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    62 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dunn County, WI were to White students. These 1,698 degrees mean that there were 27.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 62 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dunn County, WI was $156,700 in 2017, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $154,500 to $156,700, a 1.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Dunn County, WI is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dunn County, WI have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dunn 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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$54,605

Median Household Income

± $2,455

16.7k

Number of Households

± 653

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.7k households in Dunn County, WI grew to $54,605 from the previous year's value of $51,787.

The following chart displays the households in Dunn 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

$156,700

2017 Median

± $3,583

$154,500

2016 Median

± $3,635

In 2017, the median property value in Dunn County, WI grew to to $156,700 from the previous year's value of $154,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dunn 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 Dunn County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.5%

2017 Homeownership

68.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.5% of the housing units in Dunn County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dunn 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 Dunn County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dunn County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dunn County, WI have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% of the workforce in Dunn County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Walked

    7.57%

  3. Carpooled

    7.11%

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

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