Wisconsin Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Wisconsin?

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There are 5,806,975 residents in Wisconsin, with a median age of 39.6. Of this, 49.76% are males and 50.24% are females. US-born citizens make up 94.1% of the resident pool in Wisconsin, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.25%. Additionally, 2.65% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 4,962,745 people in Wisconsin currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 5,806,975 0.3%
Male Population 2,889,783 0.3%
Female Population 2,917,192 0.2%
Male population 49.76%
Female population 50.24%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39.6 0.3%
Citizen US Born 5,464,291 0.3%
Citizen not US Born 189,005 2.9%
Not Citizen 153,679 -2.5%
Citizen US Born 94.1%
Citizen not US Born 3.25%
Not Citizen 2.65%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 18,074 -6.6%
Moved from Same County 452,972 -3.6%
Moved from Same State 201,465 0.6%
Moved from Different State 110,051 -1.3%
Same House as Last Year 4,962,745 0.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.31%
Moved from Same County 7.88%
Moved from Same State 3.51%
Moved from Different State 1.92%
Same House as Last Year 86.38%

What are the employment statistics in Wisconsin?

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White-collar workers make up 73.67% of the working population in Wisconsin, while blue-collar employees account for 26.33%. There are also 253,755 entrepreneurs in Wisconsin (8.51% of the workforce); 2,090,273 workers employed in private companies (70.07%); and 365,600 people working in governmental institutions (12.25%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,197,794 -0.1%
Blue Collar 785,483 0.4%
White Collar 73.67%
Blue Collar 26.33%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 253,755 2.2%
Private Companies 2,090,273 -0.5%
Governmental Workers 365,600 1.3%
Not for Profit Companies 273,649 0.4%
Self Employees 8.51%
Private Companies 70.07%
Governmental Workers 12.25%
Not for Profit Companies 9.17%

How many households are there in Wisconsin?

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There are a total of 2,377,935 households in Wisconsin, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 62.21% of these Wisconsin households, while non-family units account for the remaining 37.79%. Additionally, 27.85% of households have children and 72.15% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,377,935 0.8%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 1,479,364 -0.2%
Non-family Households 898,571 2.6%
Family Households 62.21%
Non-family Households 37.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 662,368 -1.1%
Households without Children 1,715,567 1.6%
Households with Children 27.85%
Households without Children 72.15%

What are the median and average incomes in Wisconsin?

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The average annual household income in Wisconsin is $82,757, while the median household income sits at $63,293 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $71,783, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $77,690. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $35,550 and $44,123, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $82,757 2.6%
Median Household Income $63,293 2.5%
People below Poverty Level 610,193 -3.0%
People above Poverty Level 4,989,215 0.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Wisconsin?

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There are 2,709,444 housing units in Wisconsin, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1974. Of the 2,377,935 occupied housing units in Wisconsin, 67.14% are owner-occupied, while 32.86% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.35% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $196,500. In general, housing costs reach $969 per month in Wisconsin.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,709,444 0.6%
Median Year Built 1974 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 514,838 -0.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 147,695 -0.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 289,277 -0.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 262,303 -0.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 392,059 -0.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 266,654 -0.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 380,262 1.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 334,007 -1.0%
Built in 2010 or Later 122,349 22.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,377,935 0.8%
Owner Occupied 1,596,500 1.0%
Renter Occupied 781,435 0.5%
Owner Occupied 67.14%
Renter Occupied 32.86%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,011,350 0.1%
Without Mortgage 585,150 2.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $196,500 4.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $174,600 3.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $969 1.0%
With Mortgage 63.35%
Without Mortgage 36.65%

What is the level of education in Wisconsin?

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Approximately 35.9% of the population in Wisconsin holds a high school degree (that's 1,627,396 residents), while 22.85% have attained a college certificate (1,255,043 locals) and 19.16% have a bachelor's degree (868,391 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 108,546 -3.9%
Some High School 1,627,396 -1.0%
Some College 1,255,043 0.9%
Associate Degree 467,849 1.9%
Bachelor's Degree 868,391 3.3%
Graduate Degree 424,797 2.4%
No High School 2.39%
Some High School 35.9%
Some College 22.85%
Associate Degree 10.32%
Bachelor's Degree 19.16%
Graduate Degree 9.37%

What is the marital status of Wisconsin residents?

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A total of 1,537,925 people in Wisconsin have never been married (which represents 32.33% of the total population), while 2,439,357 of them are wedded (51.29%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 43,970 (0.92%) and 517,368 (10.88%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,537,925 1.1%
Married 2,439,357 -0.1%
Separated 43,970 -4.3%
Widowed 261,634 -0.8%
Divorced 517,368 1.8%
Never Married 32.33%
Married 51.29%
Separated 0.92%
Widowed 5.5%
Divorced 10.88%

What are the most common means of transportation in Wisconsin?

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The top three means of transportation people in Wisconsin use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 2,574,038 residents commute by car, 85,414 prefer going to work by walking and 43,199 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,574,038 -1.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 43,199 -10.7%
Subway or Elevated 1,154 N/A
Railroad 142 57.8%
Ferryboat 168 -38.7%
Bicycle 17,175 -12.4%
Motorcycle 3,571 -23.5%
TaxiCab 3,813 17.9%
Walk 85,414 -3.2%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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