Douglas County, WI

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2022 Population
44,092
0.132% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
0.709% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.2%
1.92% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,682
8.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$174,900
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
22,041
0.296% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Douglas County, WI had a population of 44.1k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $64,682. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Douglas County, WI grew from 44,034 to 44,092, a 0.132% increase and its median household income grew from $59,688 to $64,682, a 8.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%).

None of the households in Douglas 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% of the residents in Douglas County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Douglas County, WI are University of Wisconsin-Superior (650 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Douglas County, WI was $174,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%.

Most people in Douglas County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Douglas County, WI is home to a population of 44.1k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.11% of Douglas County, WI residents were born outside of the country (932 people).

In 2022, there were 24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.9k people) in Douglas County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 555 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Douglas County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, WI was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.9k ± 107
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.66k ± 190
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    555 ± 144
1.81%
Hispanic Population
800 people

In 2022, there were 24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.9k people) in Douglas County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 555 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.81% of the people in Douglas County, WI are hispanic (800 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Douglas 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

2.11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
932 people
2.71%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.19k people

As of 2022, 2.11% of Douglas County, WI residents (932 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 Douglas County, WI was 2.71%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,088 ± 167
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    593 ± 135
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    306 ± 85

Douglas County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Douglas County, WI employs 22k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,106 people), Retail Trade (2,617 people), and Manufacturing (1,969 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,125), Utilities ($70,777), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,828).

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

22k
2022 Value
± 862
0.296%
1 Year growth
± 5.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, WI grew at a rate of 0.296%, from 22k employees to 22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,401 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,813 people), and Management Occupations (1,727 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22k
2022 Value
± 862
0.296%
1 Year growth
± 5.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, WI grew at a rate of 0.296%, from 22k employees to 22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,106 people), Retail Trade (2,617 people), and Manufacturing (1,969 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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

$52,410
Median earning men ± $2,316
$35,878
Median earning women ± $1,943

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,735), Construction ($64,770), and Manufacturing ($64,076).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($57,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,825), and Public Administration ($48,977).

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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. 266
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 252
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 216
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, WI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.54%).

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.

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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 Douglas County, WI awarded 650 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 907 male students and 1,803 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Douglas County, WI are White (539 and 90.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21 and 3.52%), Two or More Races (12 and 2.01%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (11 and 1.85%).

The largest universities in Douglas County, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Superior (650 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Douglas County, WI are Elementary Education & Teaching (86 and 13.2%), General Educational Leadership & Administration (74 and 11.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (64 and 9.85%).

The median tuition cost in Douglas County, WI for a public four year colleges is $6,535 for in-state students and $14,108 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Douglas County, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,710 (33.5% men and 66.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,710 students enrolled in Douglas County, WI, 33.5% men and 66.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,209 records, of which 69.9% were women and 30.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Douglas County, WI was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 32 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
650 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Superior with 650 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 215 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Douglas County, WI, which is 0.494 times less than the 435 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 539 degrees mean that there were 25.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,535) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,632) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) 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.

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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 Douglas County, WI was $174,900 in 2022, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,700 to $174,900, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, WI is 70.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Douglas County, WI have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Douglas County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Douglas County, WI is $64,682. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Douglas County, WI was Census Tract 205 with a value of $85,192, followed by Census Tract 302 and Census Tract 207, with respective values of $82,969 and $78,597.

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Douglas County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.88%.

Property

$174,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,858
$13,328
Median Property Taxes
±$567

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 Douglas County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.5% of the housing units in Douglas County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 205
  2. Census Tract 302
  3. Census Tract 207

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, WI was Census Tract 205 with a value of $85,192, followed by Census Tract 302 and Census Tract 207, with respective values of $82,969 and $78,597.

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Household Income

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$64,682
Median Household Income
± $3,277
18.9k
Number of Households
± 763

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.9k households in Douglas County, WI grew to $64,682 from the previous year's value of $59,688.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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 Douglas 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 (76.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.89%)

In 2022, 76.5% of workers in Douglas County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (6.89%).

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, WI have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Douglas 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 Douglas County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Douglas County, WI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Douglas County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.88%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, WI (4.82k out of 43k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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, 11% of the children was living in poverty in Douglas County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 185 in Douglas County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 11.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Douglas County, WI has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, WI see 4315 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% decrease from the previous year (4801 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1681 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 753 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,315 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, WI

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, WI see an average of 4,315 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% decrease from the previous year (4,801 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.2%
Uninsured
52%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.92%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, WI declined by 12.2% from 5.92% to 5.2%.

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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 49.9 in Douglas County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

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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 33.8% in Douglas 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 7.01% in Douglas County, WI.

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