Vilas County, WI

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2022 Population
23,146
1.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
55.3
0.545% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.79%
3.17% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,726
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$255,700
15.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Vilas County, WI had a population of 23.1k people with a median age of 55.3 and a median household income of $63,726. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Vilas County, WI grew from 22,813 to 23,146, a 1.46% increase and its median household income grew from $56,837 to $63,726, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vilas County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (8.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.02%), White (Hispanic) (0.994%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.955%).

None of the households in Vilas 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.

99.7% of the residents in Vilas County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Vilas County, WI was $255,700, and the homeownership rate was 83.5%.

Most people in Vilas County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Vilas County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Vilas County, WI is home to a population of 23.1k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.56% of Vilas County, WI residents were born outside of the country (362 people).

In 2022, there were 9.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Vilas County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.99k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 698 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vilas County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.6k ± 76
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.99k ± 108
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    698 ± 143
2.62%
Hispanic Population
607 people

In 2022, there were 9.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Vilas County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.99k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 698 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.62% of the people in Vilas County, WI are hispanic (607 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
362 people
1.42%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
325 people

As of 2022, 1.56% of Vilas County, WI residents (362 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 Vilas County, WI was 1.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    847 ± 131
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    239 ± 65
  3. Korea
    221 ± 80

Vilas County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Vilas County, WI employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Vilas County, WI are Retail Trade (1,428 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,376 people), and Construction (911 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($58,452), Utilities ($55,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,472).

Occupations

10.2k
2022 Value
± 524
3.01%
1 Year growth
± 7.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Vilas County, WI grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 9.89k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vilas County, WI, are Management Occupations (1,216 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,182 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (990 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vilas County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.2k
2022 Value
± 524
3.01%
1 Year growth
± 7.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Vilas County, WI grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 9.89k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vilas County, WI, are Retail Trade (1,428 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,376 people), and Construction (911 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vilas County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Vilas 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

$46,724
Median earning men ± $1,776
$32,002
Median earning women ± $2,180

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($62,780), Manufacturing ($59,844), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,480).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,857), Wholesale Trade ($47,083), and Public Administration ($44,500).

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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. 323
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 188
    Retail Trade
  3. 175
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Vilas County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 60.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.898%).

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

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vilas County, WI was $255,700 in 2022, which is 0.907 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $220,700 to $255,700, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Vilas County, WI is 83.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Vilas County, WI have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Vilas County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$255,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,235
$8,890
Median Property Taxes
±$439

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

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

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Rent vs Own

83.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.5% of the housing units in Vilas County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9400

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

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Household Income

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$63,726
Median Household Income
± $3,670
10.7k
Number of Households
± 538

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.7k households in Vilas County, WI grew to $63,726 from the previous year's value of $56,837.

The following chart displays the households in Vilas 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 Vilas 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 (77.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Carpooled (6.01%)

In 2022, 77.1% of workers in Vilas County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who carpooled to work (6.01%).

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

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vilas County, WI have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Vilas 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 Vilas County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Vilas County, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.79% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vilas County, WI (2.24k out of 22.8k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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

92.9% of the population of Vilas County, WI has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 23.2% on Medicare, 21.6% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Vilas County, WI see 1707 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% increase from the previous year (1688 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 932 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1315 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,707 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Vilas County, WI

Primary care physicians in Vilas County, WI see an average of 1,707 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% increase from the previous year (1,688 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Vilas 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 17.8% under 18 years, 11.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.05%
Uninsured
31.6%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
23.2%
Medicare
21.6%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vilas County, WI declined by 0.149% from 7.06% to 7.05%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Vilas 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 36.6% in Vilas County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Vilas County, WI.

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