Wood County, WI

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2020 Population
72,892
0.301% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
43.9
0.454% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
9.75%
5.04% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,684
1.4% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$133,700
1.36% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
35,964
0.00278% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Wood County, WI had a population of 72.9k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $55,684. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wood County, WI declined from 73,112 to 72,892, a −0.301% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,913 to $55,684, a 1.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), White (Hispanic) (1.92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.786%).

None of the households in Wood County, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Wood County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood County, WI are Mid-State Technical College (868 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Wood County, WI was $133,700, and the homeownership rate was 71.4%.

Most people in Wood County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood County, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wood County, WI is home to a population of 72.9k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.37% of Wood County, WI residents were born outside of the country (1.73k people).

In 2020, there were 44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67k people) in Wood County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Wood County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wood County, WI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    67k ± 115
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 116
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.4k ± 332
3.19%
Hispanic Population
2.33k people

In 2020, there were 44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67k people) in Wood County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.19% of the people in Wood County, WI are hispanic (2.33k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wood County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    83,497 ± 7,043 people
  2. India
    23,435 ± 3,751 people
  3. China
    16,997 ± 3,196 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 83,497 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,435 and China with 16,997.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.37%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.73k people
2.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.76k people

As of 2020, 2.37% of Wood County, WI residents (1.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wood County, WI was 2.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,072 ± 257
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    674 ± 150
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    574 ± 144

Wood County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wood County, WI employs 36k people. The largest industries in Wood County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,497 people), Manufacturing (6,580 people), and Retail Trade (3,892 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,554), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,966), and Public Administration ($46,857).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

36k
2020 Value
± 1,182
0.00278%
1 Year growth
± 4.33%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wood County, WI grew at a rate of 0.00278%, from 36k employees to 36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,474 people), Production Occupations (4,081 people), and Management Occupations (2,604 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wood County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36k
2020 Value
± 1,182
0.00278%
1 Year growth
± 4.33%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wood County, WI grew at a rate of 0.00278%, from 36k employees to 36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,497 people), Manufacturing (6,580 people), and Retail Trade (3,892 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wood County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Wood County, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,586
Median earning men ± $1,404
$30,574
Median earning women ± $1,203

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,619), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,292), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,818).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,769), Public Administration ($39,291), and Information ($38,640).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 597
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 485
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 477
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.29M
    Manufacturing
  2. $941k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $258k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

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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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

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. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wood County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 58.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.976%).

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

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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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In 2020, universities in Wood County, WI awarded 868 degrees. The student population of Wood County, WI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,152 male students and 1,496 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood County, WI are White (769 and 88.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (34 and 3.92%), Asian (29 and 3.34%), and Two or More Races (15 and 1.73%).

The largest universities in Wood County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Mid-State Technical College (868 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wood County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (192 and 22.1%), Registered Nursing (68 and 7.83%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (57 and 6.57%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,648 students enrolled in Wood County, WI, 43.5% men and 56.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,261 records, of which 57.6% were women and 42.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 68 degree-majors awarded
  2. 49 degree-majors awarded
  3. 17 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wood County, WI was Registered Nursing with 68 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
868 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mid-State Technical College with 868 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 319 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood County, WI, which is 0.581 times less than the 549 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 769 degrees mean that there were 22.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 34 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,963) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($488) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,016) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.628% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.581% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.39M), Some college (1.04M), and Bachelors Degree (875k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wood County, WI was $133,700 in 2020, which is 0.582 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $131,900 to $133,700, a 1.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood County, WI is 71.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wood County, WI have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wood County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wood County, WI is $55,684. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wood County, WI was Census Tract 115 with a value of $77,672, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 109, with respective values of $74,527 and $65,743.

In 2021, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.737%.

Property

$133,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,079
$23,348
Median Property Taxes
±$814

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wood County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wood County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.4%
Homeownership
2020
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.4% of the housing units in Wood County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 115
  2. Census Tract 107
  3. Census Tract 109

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood County, WI was Census Tract 115 with a value of $77,672, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 109, with respective values of $74,527 and $65,743.

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

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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.
$55,684
Median Household Income
± $1,625
32.2k
Number of Households
± 999

In 2020, the median household income of the 32.2k households in Wood County, WI grew to $55,684 from the previous year's value of $54,913.

The following chart displays the households in Wood 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wood County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.08%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.46%)

In 2020, 81.9% of workers in Wood County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.08%) and those who worked at home (4.46%).

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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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood County, WI have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Wood County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wood County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wood County, WI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.737%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood County, WI (7.02k out of 72k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wood 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 15.3% of the children was living in poverty in Wood County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 32.7 in Wood County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.69 per 100,000 population.

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95.3% of the population of Wood County, WI has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.91% 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 Wood County, WI see 676 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.148% decrease from the previous year (677 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1141 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 652 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

676 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wood County, WI

Primary care physicians in Wood County, WI see an average of 676 patients per year. This represents a 0.148% decrease from the previous year (677 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.71%
Uninsured
49.2%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.91%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood County, WI declined by 8.25% from 5.13% to 4.71%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57.1 in Wood County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.4% in Wood County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.09% in Wood County, WI.

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