Wisconsin
Demographic Data






Wisconsin POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Wisconsin Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Wisconsin is:
5,822,434

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.8%
5 - 17:
16.4%
18 - 24:
9.6%
25 - 34:
12.6%
35 - 54:
25.2%
55 - 64:
14.0%
Over 65 Years:
16.5%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
92.2%
92.2%
College Graduated
30.1%
30.1%
Attending College
5.5%
5.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Wisconsin
$33,375
$33,375
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Wisconsin
$61,747
$61,747
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
11.3%

Employment Industries in WI

Manufacturing
18.2%
18.2%
Healthcare
14.8%
14.8%
Retail
11.0%
11.0%
Education
8.6%
8.6%
Accommodation
6.7%
6.7%
Construction
5.8%
5.8%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.0%
5.0%
Finance
4.9%
4.9%
Other
4.2%
4.2%
Transportation
3.8%
3.8%
Public Service
3.4%
3.4%
Administration
3.3%
3.3%
Wholesale
2.7%
2.7%
Agriculture
2.1%
2.1%
Arts
1.8%
1.8%
Information Technology
1.6%
1.6%
Real Estate
1.2%
1.2%
Utilities
0.7%
0.7%
Management
0.2%
0.2%
Mining
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
81.3%
81.3%
Black Or African American
6.3%
6.3%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.8%
0.8%
Asian
2.8%
2.8%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.0%
2.0%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
6.8%
6.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
38.4%
38.4%
Unclassified
15.5%
15.5%
Irish
10.7%
10.7%
Polish
8.6%
8.6%
Norwegian
7.4%
7.4%
English
5.5%
5.5%
Italian
3.5%
3.5%
French
3.1%
3.1%
Swedish
2.4%
2.4%
Dutch
2.4%
2.4%
Czech
1.5%
1.5%
European
1.3%
1.3%
Scottish
1.1%
1.1%
Danish
1.0%
1.0%
French Canadian
0.9%
0.9%
Swiss
0.9%
0.9%
Belgian
0.9%
0.9%
Russian
0.7%
0.7%
Finnish
0.7%
0.7%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
91.3%
91.3%
Spanish
4.6%
4.6%
Miao/Hmong
0.8%
0.8%
German
0.8%
0.8%
Indic languages
0.4%
0.4%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
West Germanic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Hindi
0.1%
0.1%
Polish
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born WI Residents
5.0%