Wood County, WI

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2022 Population
74,138
0.0418% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.9
1.15% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.5%
3.06% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,273
9.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$156,600
14.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
35,858
0.646% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wood County, WI had a population of 74.1k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $63,273. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wood County, WI grew from 74,107 to 74,138, a 0.0418% increase and its median household income grew from $57,996 to $63,273, a 9.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), White (Hispanic) (1.51%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.879%).

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.

98.9% of the residents in Wood County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood County, WI are Mid-State Technical College (882 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wood County, WI was $156,600, and the homeownership rate was 73%.

Most people in Wood County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wood County, WI is home to a population of 74.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.9% of Wood County, WI residents were born outside of the country (1.41k people).

In 2022, there were 37.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.6k people) in Wood County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.78k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Wood County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, 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)
    67.6k ± 234
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.78k ± 303
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 165
3.39%
Hispanic Population
2.52k people

In 2022, there were 37.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.6k people) in Wood County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.78k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.39% of the people in Wood County, WI are hispanic (2.52k 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
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.41k people
2.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.6k people

As of 2022, 1.9% of Wood County, WI residents (1.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wood County, WI was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,104 ± 269
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    785 ± 198
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    746 ± 170

Wood County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wood County, WI employs 35.9k people. The largest industries in Wood County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,436 people), Manufacturing (6,469 people), and Retail Trade (4,129 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($113,125), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,481).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

35.9k
2022 Value
± 1,172
0.646%
1 Year growth
± 4.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wood County, WI grew at a rate of 0.646%, from 35.6k employees to 35.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,195 people), Production Occupations (3,586 people), and Management Occupations (2,397 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

35.9k
2022 Value
± 1,172
0.646%
1 Year growth
± 4.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wood County, WI grew at a rate of 0.646%, from 35.6k employees to 35.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,436 people), Manufacturing (6,469 people), and Retail Trade (4,129 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

$49,207
Median earning men ± $1,602
$35,011
Median earning women ± $1,317

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($69,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,286), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,481).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,171), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,414), and Construction ($41,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

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

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Civics

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Wood County, WI awarded 882 degrees. The student population of Wood County, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,323 male students and 1,456 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood County, WI are White (771 and 87.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (45 and 5.1%), Asian (28 and 3.17%), and Unknown (14 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Wood County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Mid-State Technical College (882 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wood County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (141 and 16%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (74 and 8.39%), and General Business Administration & Management (53 and 6.01%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,779 students enrolled in Wood County, WI, 47.6% men and 52.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,309 records, of which 53.3% were women and 46.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 53 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wood County, WI was General Business Administration & Management with 53 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
882 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mid-State Technical College with 882 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 364 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood County, WI, which is 0.703 times less than the 518 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 771 degrees mean that there were 17.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,179) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($581) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,940) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood County, WI was $156,600 in 2022, which is 0.556 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $137,300 to $156,600, a 14.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood County, WI is 73%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wood County, WI have an average commute time of 20.9 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 $63,273. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wood County, WI was Census Tract 115 with a value of $92,974, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $88,333 and $78,750.

In 2022, 9.99% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.014%.

Property

$156,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,033
$23,287
Median Property Taxes
±$954

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.

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Rent vs Own

73%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73% of the housing units in Wood County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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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 101

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood County, WI was Census Tract 115 with a value of $92,974, followed by Census Tract 107 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $88,333 and $78,750.

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

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$63,273
Median Household Income
± $2,057
31.9k
Number of Households
± 1,136

In 2022, the median household income of the 31.9k households in Wood County, WI grew to $63,273 from the previous year's value of $57,996.

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.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.67%)

In 2022, 80.3% of workers in Wood County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.3%) and those who worked at home (7.67%).

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood County, WI have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% 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 2022, 9.99% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.014%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood County, WI (7.7k out of 73.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 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 2022, 11.5% of the children was living in poverty in Wood County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 32.7 in Wood County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.69 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95% of the population of Wood County, WI has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wood County, WI see 682 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.888% increase from the previous year (676 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1152 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Wood County, WI see an average of 682 patients per year. This represents a 0.888% increase from the previous year (676 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.96%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
2.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood County, WI grew by 10.3% from 4.5% to 4.96%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54 in Wood County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 36.4% in Wood County, WI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.75% in Wood County, WI.

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