Wisconsin Demographic Data

Wisconsin Demographic Summary

  • Population: 5,726,398
  • Area: 65,496.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 54,154.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 11,342.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 87.43 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 996.39 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Wisconsin Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
2,905,790
50.3%
50.8
Male
2,872,920
49.7%
49.2
Total Population
5,778,710
 
 

Wisconsin Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
334,091
5.8% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
360,129
6.2% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
365,683
6.3% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
380,691
6.6% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
404,786
7.0% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
730,022
12.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
685,711
11.9% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
781,660
13.5% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
429,855
7.4% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
378,820
6.6% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
529,223
9.2% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
270,063
4.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
127,975
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
4,493,720
77.8%
77.2
Female
2,277,810
50.7%
51.3%
Male
2,215,910
49.3%
48.7%
21 Years and over
4,251,970
73.6%
73.1
62 Years and over
1,148,110
19.9%
18.8
65 Years and over
927,261
16.0%
15.2
Female
508,031
54.8%
55.8%
Male
419,230
45.2%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

Wisconsin Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
5,638,380
97.6% 
96.8
White
4,941,690
85.5% 
72.6
Black or African American
361,653
6.3% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
52,608
0.9% 
0.8
Asian
155,252
2.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
28,123
0.5% 
1.2
Chinese
26,869
0.5% 
1.3
Filipino
8,570
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
2,643
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
10,698
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
5,212
0.1% 
0.6
Other Asian
73,137
1.3% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,534
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
444
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
241
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
396
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
453
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
125,644
2.2% 
5.1
Two or More Races
140,330
2.4% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
387,015
6.7% 
17.8
Mexican
273,512
4.7% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
61,901
1.1% 
1.7
Cuban
6,393
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
45,209
0.8% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
5,391,690
93.3% 
82.2

Wisconsin Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
106,804
2.7% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
210,940
5.4% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,222,610
31.1% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
812,391
20.7% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
420,412
10.7% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
758,503
19.3% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
401,672
10.2% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
317,744
8.1%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
3,615,588
92.0%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
1,160,175
29.5%
31.2

Wisconsin Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,535,358
32.5%
33.7
Now Married
2,360,730
50.0%
47.5
Divorced
514,831
10.9%
11.0
Separated
45,912
1.0%
2.0
Widowed
261,975
5.6%
5.8

Wisconsin Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,967,320
91.2%
78.4%
Languages other than english
477,303
8.8%
21.6%
Spanish
248,412
4.6%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
107,397
2.0%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
94,886
1.7%
3.5%
Other Languages
26,608
0.5%
1.1%

Wisconsin Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
126,514
5.4%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
110,661
4.8%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
228,540
9.8%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
230,659
9.9%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
322,333
13.9%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
448,956
19.3%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
322,089
13.8%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
333,866
14.3%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
107,245
4.6%
5.8
$200,000 or more
96,135
4.1%
6.4
Median household income
56,811
 
57,617
Per capita income
30,902
 
31,128

Wisconsin Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
71,512
2.4%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
252,164
8.5%
9.8
Construction
163,427
5.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
686,467
23.2%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
181,264
6.1%
6.6
Information
48,321
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
537,565
18.1%
10.1
Other services except public administration
122,082
4.1%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
249,481
8.4%
11.4
Public administration
102,850
3.5%
4.6
Retail trade
338,006
11.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
130,656
4.4%
5.2
Wholesale trade
78,900
2.7%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
249,674
8.4%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,062,300
35.9%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
488,211
16.5%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
662,268
22.4%
23.3
Service occupations
500,245
16.9%
18.1

Wisconsin Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
2,916,600
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,353,460
80.7%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
239,740
8.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
50,825
1.7%
5.1
Walked
88,382
3.0%
2.7
Other means
46,678
1.6%
1.8
Worked at home
137,512
4.7%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
21.9
 
26.6

Wisconsin Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
162,159
7.0%
8.7
1 vehicles
740,685
31.8%
33.2
2 vehicles
934,510
40.2%
37.1
3 or more
489,644
21.0%
21.0

Wisconsin Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,327,000
87.2%
87.6
Owner Occupied
1,551,230
66.7%
63.1
Renter Occupied
775,766
33.3%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
341,445
12.8%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.2
0.0%
2.5

Wisconsin Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,668,440
1 room
52,228
2.0%
2.4
2 rooms
65,793
2.5%
2.7
3 rooms
230,137
8.6%
9.1
4 rooms
436,572
16.4%
16.5
5 rooms
538,042
20.2%
19.8
6 rooms
462,292
17.3%
17.8
7 rooms
325,557
12.2%
12.0
8 rooms
236,185
8.9%
8.6
9 rooms or more
321,637
12.1%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Wisconsin Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,668,440
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,768,600
66.3%
61.5
1-unit, attached
115,162
4.3%
5.9
2-units
169,394
6.3%
3.6
3 or 4 units
100,324
3.8%
4.4
5 to 9 units
129,327
4.8%
4.8
10 to 19 units
90,322
3.4%
4.4
20 or more units
198,877
7.5%
9.0
Mobile home
95,745
3.6%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
693
0.0%
0.1

Wisconsin Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
513,749
19.3%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
148,264
5.6%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
291,754
10.9%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
261,529
9.8%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
386,234
14.5%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
268,282
10.1%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
375,356
14.1%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Wisconsin Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
1,516,860
65.2%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
257,731
11.1%
4.7
Electricity
379,170
16.3%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
47,379
2.0%
4.8
Coal or coke
762
0.0%
0.1
Wood
87,464
3.8%
1.9
Solar energy
667
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
23,294
1.0%
0.5
No fuel used
13,675
0.6%
1.1

Wisconsin Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
993,769
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
11,283
1.1%
10.7%
$3,000 or more
36,353
3.7%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
40,079
4.0%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
92,550
9.3%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
221,270
22.3%
11.9%
$500 to $999
225,563
22.7%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
366,671
36.9%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
482,152
48.6%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
168,947
17.0%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
102,992
10.4%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
68,513
6.9%
7.0%
35.0% or more
168,544
17.0%
21.3%
Not Computed
2,621
0.0%
0.0%

Wisconsin Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
743,037 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
153,071
20.6%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
26,660
3.6%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
7,333
1.0%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,692
0.2%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
2,791
0.4%
1.8%
$500 to $999
462,354
62.2%
41.0%
Less than $500
89,136
12.0%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
32,729
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
802
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
119,171
16.3%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
105,379
14.4%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
98,190
13.5%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
82,802
11.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
61,944
8.5%
9.0%
35.0% or more
261,973
35.9%
40.7%
Not Computed
46,307
0.0%
0.0%

Wisconsin Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,551,230
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
77,033
5.0%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
209,484
13.5%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
321,224
20.7%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
311,710
20.1%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
355,135
22.9%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
206,909
13.3%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
58,256
3.8%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
11,481
0.7%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
173,200
 
205,000
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