Wisconsin

5,778,709 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

54,158.4 square miles 106.7 people per square mile 72 Counties       773 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
1.8%
was 1.8%
Ranked 20th Highest in US
Population Density
106.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.4%
was 51.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.0%
was 4.8%
Ranked 35th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
22.2%
was 22.4%
Ranked 32nd Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
16.0%
was 15.6%
Ranked 21st Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 4.6
Ranked 5th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
11.8%
was 12.1%
Ranked 17th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$54,610
was $55,638
Ranked 24th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
45
44.1
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,402
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
35
was 37
Ranked 19th Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
45,993
was 45,363
Ranked 26th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.2
was 2.8
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
305.8
was 277.9
Ranked 30th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,974
was 2,188.7
Ranked 36th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
6
was 6
Ranked 26th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
3
was 3
Ranked 39th Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
9
was 9
Ranked 34th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
2,668,443
was 2,656,669
Ranked 19th Highest in US
Median Rent
$802
was $792
Ranked 34th Highest in US
Total Building Permits
14,003
was 12,068
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,326,998
was 2,319,538
 
Homeownership Rate
66.7%
was 66.8%
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
9,015
was 7,725
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
49.3
was 49.1
Ranked 24th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
30.6%
was 30.4%
Ranked 24th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
4,988
was 4,343
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 48th Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.3
was 4.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.4
was 2.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.5%
was 96.4%
Ranked 24th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.8%
Ranked 10th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.7%
Ranked 12th Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.9%
was 91.4%
Ranked 10th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
29.5%
was 28.4%
Ranked 29th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
10.4%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
39,187
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,665
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,598
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
45
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
208
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,691
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
788
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
933
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
5.6%
was 6.2%
Ranked 34th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
71.4%
was 71.1%
Ranked 14th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
8.1%
was 9.5%
Ranked 20th Highest in US

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