Washburn County, WI

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2022 Population
16,685
0.749% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
52.2
0.967% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
3.44% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,504
7.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,900
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,249
0.597% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washburn County, WI had a population of 16.7k people with a median age of 52.2 and a median household income of $58,504. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washburn County, WI grew from 16,561 to 16,685, a 0.749% increase and its median household income grew from $54,550 to $58,504, a 7.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washburn County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.67%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), White (Hispanic) (0.773%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.617%).

None of the households in Washburn 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.

99.2% of the residents in Washburn County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washburn County, WI are Northwood Technical College (1,764 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Washburn County, WI was $196,900, and the homeownership rate was 81.3%.

Most people in Washburn County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Washburn County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washburn County, WI is home to a population of 16.7k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.39% of Washburn County, WI residents were born outside of the country (232 people).

In 2022, there were 35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.6k people) in Washburn County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 445 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 170 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Washburn County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washburn County, WI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washburn County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.6k ± 61
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    445 ± 74.7
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    170 ± 48
1.94%
Hispanic Population
323 people

In 2022, there were 35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.6k people) in Washburn County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 445 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 170 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.94% of the people in Washburn County, WI are hispanic (323 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Washburn 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

1.39%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
232 people
1.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
185 people

As of 2022, 1.39% of Washburn County, WI residents (232 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 Washburn County, WI was 1.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    601 ± 73
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    192 ± 39
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    175 ± 47

Washburn County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washburn County, WI employs 7.25k people. The largest industries in Washburn County, WI are Manufacturing (1,344 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,075 people), and Retail Trade (949 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,846), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,250), and Public Administration ($56,307).

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

7.25k
2022 Value
± 293
0.597%
1 Year growth
± 5.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washburn County, WI grew at a rate of 0.597%, from 7.21k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washburn County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (785 people), Production Occupations (769 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (689 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washburn County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.25k
2022 Value
± 293
0.597%
1 Year growth
± 5.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washburn County, WI grew at a rate of 0.597%, from 7.21k employees to 7.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washburn County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,344 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,075 people), and Retail Trade (949 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washburn County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Washburn 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

$47,338
Median earning men ± $2,340
$31,696
Median earning women ± $1,579

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($155,089), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,750), and Public Administration ($63,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($55,000), Public Administration ($51,818), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,711).

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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. 132
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 127
    Manufacturing
  3. 123
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washburn County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 61% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.19%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Washburn County, WI awarded 1,764 degrees. The student population of Washburn County, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,080 male students and 1,597 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washburn County, WI are White (1,536 and 87.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (73 and 4.14%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 3.06%), and Asian (29 and 1.64%).

The largest universities in Washburn County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northwood Technical College (1,764 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washburn County, WI are Welding Technology (368 and 20.9%), Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (98 and 5.56%), and Teacher Assistant & Aides (97 and 5.5%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,677 students enrolled in Washburn County, WI, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,304 records, of which 58.6% were women and 41.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Washburn County, WI was Welding Technology with 54 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Washburn County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,764 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwood Technical College with 1,764 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 781 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washburn County, WI, which is 0.795 times less than the 983 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 1,536 degrees mean that there were 21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 73 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,570) is the sector with the highest median state tuition 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 Washburn County, WI was $196,900 in 2022, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,600 to $196,900, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Washburn County, WI is 81.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washburn County, WI have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washburn County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washburn County, WI is $58,504. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washburn County, WI was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $68,696, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $60,469 and $60,398.

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washburn County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.38%.

Property

$196,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,254
$5,896
Median Property Taxes
±$256

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 Washburn County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.3% of the housing units in Washburn County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washburn County, WI was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $68,696, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $60,469 and $60,398.

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

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Household Income

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$58,504
Median Household Income
± $3,095
7.25k
Number of Households
± 299

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.25k households in Washburn County, WI grew to $58,504 from the previous year's value of $54,550.

The following chart displays the households in Washburn 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 Washburn 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 (76.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.1%)

In 2022, 76.8% of workers in Washburn County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.1%).

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

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washburn County, WI have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Washburn 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 Washburn County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washburn County, WI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washburn County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.38%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washburn County, WI (2.04k out of 16.5k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washburn County, WI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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, 14.1% of the children was living in poverty in Washburn County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 203 in Washburn County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 129 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Washburn County, WI has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.91% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washburn County, WI see 1048 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1059 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2245 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1122 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,048 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washburn County, WI

Primary care physicians in Washburn County, WI see an average of 1,048 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% decrease from the previous year (1,059 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washburn 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 19.8% under 18 years, 13% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.49%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
19.9%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.91%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washburn County, WI grew by 1.27% from 6.41% to 6.49%.

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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 N/A in Washburn County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 34.3% in Washburn 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 7.72% in Washburn County, WI.

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