Forest County, WI

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2022 Population
9,239
0.599% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.7
2.96% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
1.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,552
6.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$160,100
11.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Forest County, WI had a population of 9.24k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $55,552. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Forest County, WI grew from 9,184 to 9,239, a 0.599% increase and its median household income grew from $51,959 to $55,552, a 6.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (12.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.07%), White (Hispanic) (1.03%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.476%).

None of the households in Forest 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.

99.8% of the residents in Forest County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Forest County, WI was $160,100, and the homeownership rate was 81.3%.

Most people in Forest County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Forest County, WI is home to a population of 9.24k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.52% of Forest County, WI residents were born outside of the country (48 people).

In 2022, there were 6.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.24k people) in Forest County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 561 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Forest County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Forest County, WI was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.24k ± 89
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.12k ± 117
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    561 ± 141
2.53%
Hispanic Population
234 people

In 2022, there were 6.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.24k people) in Forest County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 561 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.53% of the people in Forest County, WI are hispanic (234 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.52%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
48 people
0.653%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
60 people

As of 2022, 0.52% of Forest County, WI residents (48 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 Forest County, WI was 0.653%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    286 ± 41
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    76 ± 24
  3. Korea
    52 ± 25

Forest County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Forest County, WI employs 3.78k people. The largest industries in Forest County, WI are Manufacturing (455 people), Retail Trade (430 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (377 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,875), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,750), and Wholesale Trade ($49,750).

Occupations

3.78k
2022 Value
± 219
0.827%
1 Year growth
± 7.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forest County, WI grew at a rate of 0.827%, from 3.75k employees to 3.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (405 people), Management Occupations (374 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.78k
2022 Value
± 219
0.827%
1 Year growth
± 7.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forest County, WI grew at a rate of 0.827%, from 3.75k employees to 3.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest County, WI, are Manufacturing (455 people), Retail Trade (430 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (377 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Forest 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

$41,947
Median earning men ± $3,411
$35,076
Median earning women ± $1,976

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($60,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($66,250), Public Administration ($46,435), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,563).

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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. 69
    Manufacturing
  2. 48
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 44
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Forest County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 65% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.693%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest County, WI was $160,100 in 2022, which is 0.568 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $143,600 to $160,100, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest County, WI is 81.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Forest County, WI have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Forest County, WI is $55,552. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Forest County, WI was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $57,917, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $56,223 and $53,682.

Property

$160,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,201
$3,026
Median Property Taxes
±$166

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 Forest County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

81.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.3% of the housing units in Forest County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest County, WI was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $57,917, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $56,223 and $53,682.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Forest 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.
$55,552
Median Household Income
± $2,017
3.72k
Number of Households
± 194

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.72k households in Forest County, WI grew to $55,552 from the previous year's value of $51,959.

The following chart displays the households in Forest 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest 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 (77.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.96%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.52%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Forest County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.96%) and those who worked at home (6.52%).

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 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest County, WI have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Forest 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 Forest County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forest County, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest County, WI (1.26k out of 9.01k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest County, WI is White, followed by Native American 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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Health

91.6% of the population of Forest County, WI has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Forest County, WI see 9004 patients per year on average, which represents a 100% increase from the previous year (4496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1792 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 597 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

9,004 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Forest County, WI

Primary care physicians in Forest County, WI see an average of 9,004 patients per year. This represents a 100% increase from the previous year (4,496 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Forest 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 21.5% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.38%
Uninsured
38.1%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
2.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest County, WI declined by 11.8% from 9.5% to 8.38%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 142 in Forest 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 39% in Forest County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Forest County, WI.

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