Pepin County, WI

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Population

7,282

0.912% decline

Median Age

45.8


Median Household Income

$51,470

0.241% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

3,686

0.218% growth

Median Property Value

$143,800

1.34% growth

About

In 2017, Pepin County, WI had a population of 7.28k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $51,470. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pepin County, WI declined from 7,349 to 7,282, a -0.912% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,346 to $51,470, a 0.241% increase.

The population of Pepin County, WI is 96.6% White Alone, 1.72% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.673% Two or More Races. 5.68% of the people in Pepin County, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pepin County, WI is $143,800, and the homeownership rate is 81.2%. Most people in Pepin County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pepin County, WI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Pepin County, WI employs 3.69k people. The largest industries in Pepin County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (589 people), Manufacturing (578 people), and Retail Trade (436 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,188), Utilities ($56,563), and Construction ($46,375).

Median household income in Pepin County, WI is $51,470. Males in Pepin 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 Pepin County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,470

2017 value

± $2,722

0.241%

1 Year Growth

± 6.37%

Households in Pepin County, WI have a median annual income of $51,470, 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 $51,346 in 2016, which represents a 0.241% 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 Pepin 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 Pepin 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 Pepin 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pepin County, WI was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $51,694, followed by Census Tract 9501 and N/A, with respective values of $46,763 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pepin County, WI (938 out of 7.16k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    910 ± 100

  2. Hispanic

    62 ± 58

  3. Black

    14 ± 59

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pepin County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

3.69k

2017 Value

± 174

0.218%

1 Year growth

± 6.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pepin County, WI grew at a rate of 0.218%, from 3.68k employees to 3.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pepin County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (486 people), Management Occupations (454 people), and Production Occupations (305 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pepin County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pepin County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (486 people), Management Occupations (454 people), and Production Occupations (305 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pepin County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.18 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.52 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pepin County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,125), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.69k

2017 Value

± 174

0.218%

1 Year growth

± 6.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pepin County, WI grew at a rate of 0.218%, from 3.68k employees to 3.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pepin County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (589 people), Manufacturing (578 people), and Retail Trade (436 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pepin County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Pepin 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 Pepin County, WI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (589 people), Manufacturing (578 people), and Retail Trade (436 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pepin County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.98 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.55 times), and Construction (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pepin County, WI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,188), Utilities ($56,563), and Construction ($46,375).

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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

91.6% of the population of Pepin County, WI has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pepin County, WI see 2430 patients per year on average, which represents a 33.8% decrease from the previous year (3668 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1827 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

2,430 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pepin County, WI see an average of 2,430 patients per year. This represents a 33.8% decrease from the previous year (3,668 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

8.35%

Uninsured

46.2%

Employer Coverage

13.5%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pepin County, WI declined by 4.47% from 8.74% to 8.35%.

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

Pepin County, WI is home to a population of 7.28k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.47% of Pepin County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pepin County, WI is composed of 7.04k White Alone residents (96.6%), 125 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.72%), 49 Two or More Races residents (0.673%), 30 Black or African American Alone residents (0.412%), 25 Asian Alone residents (0.343%), 15 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.206%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pepin County, WI are Other West Germanic Languages (139 speakers), German (131 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (85 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pepin County, WI was 45.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Pepin County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pepin County, WI residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.47% of Pepin 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 Pepin County, WI was 1.54%, 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 Pepin County, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Pepin County, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Pepin County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pepin County, WI was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.04k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    125 ± 35.9

  3. Two or More Races

    49 ± 24.2

In 2017, there were 56.3 times more White Alone residents (7.04k people) in Pepin County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 125 Hispanic or Latino and 49 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. Other West Germanic Languages

    139 speakers (2%)

  2. German

    131 speakers (1.88%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    85 speakers (1.22%)

5.68% of Pepin 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 Pepin County, WI was Other West Germanic Languages. 2% of the overall population of Pepin County, WI are native Other West Germanic Languages speakers. 1.88% speak German and 1.22% speak Other West Germanic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    175 ± 42

  2. Korea

    58 ± 16

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    44 ± 20

Pepin County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pepin County, WI was $143,800 in 2017, which is 0.661 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $141,900 to $143,800, a 1.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Pepin County, WI is 81.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pepin County, WI have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pepin 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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$51,470

Median Household Income

± $2,722

3.01k

Number of Households

± 162

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.01k households in Pepin County, WI grew to $51,470 from the previous year's value of $51,346.

The following chart displays the households in Pepin 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

$143,800

2017 Median

± $5,775

$141,900

2016 Median

± $5,941

In 2017, the median property value in Pepin County, WI grew to to $143,800 from the previous year's value of $141,900.

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

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Rent vs Own

81.2%

2017 Homeownership

81.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.2% of the housing units in Pepin County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

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

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pepin County, WI have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.17% of the workforce in Pepin County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.23%

  3. Carpooled

    8.15%

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

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