Platteville, WI

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Population

51,742

0.0367% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$50,522

2.94% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Number of Employees

26,480

0.765% growth

Median Property Value

$137,200

1.33% growth

About

In 2017, Platteville, WI had a population of 51.7k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $50,522. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Platteville, WI grew from 51,723 to 51,742, a 0.0367% increase and its median household income grew from $49,077 to $50,522, a 2.94% increase.

The population of Platteville, WI is 95.3% White Alone, 1.53% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.26% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Platteville, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Platteville, WI are University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1,629 degrees awarded in 2017) and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (703 degrees).

The median property value in Platteville, WI is $137,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Platteville, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Platteville, WI is 2 cars per household.

Platteville, WI borders Dubuque, IA and Madison, WI.

Economy

The economy of Platteville, WI employs 26.5k people. The largest industries in Platteville, WI are Manufacturing (4,211 people), Retail Trade (3,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,148 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,250), Utilities ($71,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,500).

Median household income in Platteville, WI is $50,522. Males in Platteville, 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 Platteville, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,522

2017 value

± $1,012

2.94%

1 Year Growth

± 3.26%

Households in Platteville, WI have a median annual income of $50,522, 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 $49,077 in 2016, which represents a 2.94% 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Platteville, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Platteville, WI 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.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Platteville, WI (7.32k out of 47.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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

    6,873 ± 417

  2. Hispanic

    251 ± 83

  3. Black

    202 ± 111

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

26.5k

2017 Value

± 741

0.765%

1 Year growth

± 3.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Platteville, WI grew at a rate of 0.765%, from 26.3k employees to 26.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Platteville, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,660 people), Management Occupations (2,795 people), and Production Occupations (2,775 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Platteville, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Platteville, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,660 people), Management Occupations (2,795 people), and Production Occupations (2,775 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Platteville, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.23 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.81 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Platteville, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,958), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,298), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.5k

2017 Value

± 741

0.765%

1 Year growth

± 3.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Platteville, WI grew at a rate of 0.765%, from 26.3k employees to 26.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Platteville, WI, are Manufacturing (4,211 people), Retail Trade (3,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,148 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Platteville, WI, though some of these residents may live in Platteville, 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 Platteville, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,211 people), Retail Trade (3,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,148 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Platteville, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.56 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.57 times), and Educational Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Platteville, WI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,250), Utilities ($71,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,500).

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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. $41.9B

  2. $30.3B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $41.9B, followed by Machinery ($30.3B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

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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$356B

2020 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

38.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $356B. This is expected to increase 38.5% 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. $31.3B

  2. $29.3B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.3B, followed by Minnesota with $29.3B and Michigan and $11.1B.

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

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Health

92.7% of the population of Platteville, WI has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 0.982% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Platteville, WI 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

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1,247 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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).

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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 

$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

7.27%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

0.982%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Platteville, WI declined by 6.7% from 7.8% to 7.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Platteville, 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

Platteville, WI is home to a population of 51.7k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.6% of Platteville, WI residents were born outside of the country (827 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Platteville, WI is composed of 49.3k White Alone residents (95.3%), 791 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.53%), 653 Black or African American Alone residents (1.26%), 439 Two or More Races residents (0.848%), 412 Asian Alone residents (0.796%), 91 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.176%), 51 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0986%), and 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0251%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Platteville, WI was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Platteville, WI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Platteville, WI residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

827 people

1.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

834 people

As of 2017, 1.6% of Platteville, WI residents (827 people) 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 Platteville, WI was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Platteville, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Platteville, WI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    49.3k ± 63

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    791 ± 90.2

  3. Black or African American Alone

    653 ± 69

In 2017, there were 62.3 times more White Alone residents (49.3k people) in Platteville, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 791 Hispanic or Latino and 653 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Platteville, WI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,143 ± 113

  2. Korea

    373 ± 85

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    291 ± 92

Platteville, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Platteville, WI awarded 2,332 degrees. The student population of Platteville, WI is skewed towards men, with 6,534 male students and 4,381 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Platteville, WI are White (2,113 and 92.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (58 and 2.54%), Black or African American (47 and 2.06%), and Two or More Races (30 and 1.31%).

The largest universities in Platteville, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1,629 and 69.9%) and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (703 and 30.1%).

The most popular majors in Platteville, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (184 and 7.89%), Mechanical Engineering (180 and 7.72%), and General Business Administration & Management (152 and 6.52%).

The median tuition costs in Platteville, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,418 and $14,268 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 180 degrees awarded

  2. 142 degrees awarded

  3. 114 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Platteville, WI was Mechanical Engineering with 180 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,629 degrees awarded

  2. 703 degrees awarded

$6,418

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Platteville, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Platteville with 1,629 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,316

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,016

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,316 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Platteville, WI, which is 1.3 times more than the 1,016 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Platteville, WI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,113 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    58 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    47 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Platteville, WI were to White students. These 2,113 degrees mean that there were 36.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 58 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Platteville, WI was $137,200 in 2017, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $135,400 to $137,200, a 1.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Platteville, WI is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Platteville, WI have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Platteville, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$137,200

2017 Median

± $2,956

$135,400

2016 Median

± $2,751

In 2017, the median property value in Platteville, WI grew to to $137,200 from the previous year's value of $135,400.

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

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Household Income

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$50,522

Median Household Income

± $1,012

19.4k

Number of Households

± 611

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Platteville, WI grew to $50,522 from the previous year's value of $49,077.

The following chart displays the households in Platteville, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Platteville, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Platteville, WI have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Platteville, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.79%

  3. Walked

    6.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Platteville, WI was Drove Alone (77.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.79%) and those who Walked (6.99%).

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

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