Columbia County, WI

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2020 Population
57,331
0.347% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.7
0.708% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.73%
5.69% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$69,262
1.85% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$202,000
4.72% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Columbia County, WI had a population of 57.3k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $69,262. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Columbia County, WI grew from 57,133 to 57,331, a 0.347% increase and its median household income grew from $68,005 to $69,262, a 1.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.97%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.07%).

None of the households in Columbia 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.

98.6% of the residents in Columbia County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Columbia County, WI was $202,000, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%.

Most people in Columbia County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia County, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Columbia County, WI is home to a population of 57.3k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.43% of Columbia County, WI residents were born outside of the country (1.38k people).

In 2020, there were 46.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.8k people) in Columbia County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13k White (Hispanic) and 946 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.6% of Columbia County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Columbia County, WI was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.8k ± 55
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 221
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    946 ± 112
3.6%
Hispanic Population
2.06k people

In 2020, there were 46.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.8k people) in Columbia County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13k White (Hispanic) and 946 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.6% of the people in Columbia County, WI are hispanic (2.06k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Columbia County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.43%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people
2.25%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.28k people

As of 2018, 2.43% of Columbia County, WI residents (1.38k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbia County, WI was 2.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,131 ± 127
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    514 ± 118
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    458 ± 147

Columbia County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Columbia County, WI employs 30.5k people. The largest industries in Columbia County, WI are Manufacturing (5,444 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,224 people), and Retail Trade (3,240 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,273), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,500), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,833).

Occupations

30.5k
2020 Value
± 924
−0.0361%
1 Year decline
± 4.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia County, WI declined at a rate of −0.0361%, from 30.5k employees to 30.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbia County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,731 people), Management Occupations (3,255 people), and Production Occupations (2,786 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbia County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30.5k
2020 Value
± 924
−0.0361%
1 Year decline
± 4.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia County, WI declined at a rate of −0.0361%, from 30.5k employees to 30.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbia County, WI, are Manufacturing (5,444 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,224 people), and Retail Trade (3,240 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbia County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Columbia 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

$50,058
Median earning men ± $1,185
$35,482
Median earning women ± $1,518

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,784), Public Administration ($61,991), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,861).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,875), Wholesale Trade ($46,667), and Public Administration ($46,646).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 386
    Manufacturing
  2. 347
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 338
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Columbia County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.628% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.581% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.39M), Some college (1.04M), and Bachelors Degree (875k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Columbia County, WI was $202,000 in 2020, which is 0.879 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $192,900 to $202,000, a 4.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbia County, WI is 74.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Columbia County, WI have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Columbia County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Columbia County, WI is $69,262. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Columbia County, WI was Census Tract 9708 with a value of $89,318, followed by Census Tract 9709 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $88,856 and $80,529.

Property

$202,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,080
$18,141
Median Property Taxes
±$602

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Columbia County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%
Homeownership
2020
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.5% of the housing units in Columbia County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9708
  2. Census Tract 9709
  3. Census Tract 9707

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbia County, WI was Census Tract 9708 with a value of $89,318, followed by Census Tract 9709 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $88,856 and $80,529.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,262
Median Household Income
± $1,962
24.3k
Number of Households
± 803

In 2020, the median household income of the 24.3k households in Columbia County, WI grew to $69,262 from the previous year's value of $68,005.

The following chart displays the households in Columbia 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 Columbia County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.28%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.83%)

In 2020, 81.1% of workers in Columbia County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.28%) and those who worked at home (6.83%).

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

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbia County, WI have a shorter commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Columbia 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 Columbia County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbia County, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.73% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbia County, WI (3.75k out of 55.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbia County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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94.8% of the population of Columbia County, WI has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 9.59% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Wisconsin was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, WI see 2206 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.182% increase from the previous year (2202 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2740 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 859 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wisconsin, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,206 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Columbia County, WI

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, WI see an average of 2,206 patients per year. This represents a 0.182% increase from the previous year (2,202 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Columbia County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wisconsin across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.25%
Uninsured
57.2%
Employer Coverage
9.59%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbia County, WI grew by 6.53% from 4.93% to 5.25%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 32.6 in Columbia County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 45.7% in Columbia County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.14% in Columbia County, WI.

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