Florence County, WI

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Population

4,354

2.68% decline

Median Age

51.9


Median Household Income

$47,827

2.64% growth

Poverty Rate

8.44%


Number of Employees

1,949

0.51% decline

Median Property Value

$132,600

3.14% decline

About

In 2017, Florence County, WI had a population of 4.35k people with a median age of 51.9 and a median household income of $47,827. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Florence County, WI declined from 4,474 to 4,354, a -2.68% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,595 to $47,827, a 2.64% increase.

The population of Florence County, WI is 98.5% White Alone, 0.873% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.322% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Florence County, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Florence County, WI is $132,600, and the homeownership rate is 86.5%. Most people in Florence County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Florence County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Florence County, WI employs 1.95k people. The largest industries in Florence County, WI are Manufacturing (369 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (362 people), and Retail Trade (255 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,179), and Finance & Insurance ($48,750).

Median household income in Florence County, WI is $47,827. Males in Florence County, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Florence County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,827

2017 value

± $4,848

2.64%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in Florence County, WI have a median annual income of $47,827, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,595 in 2016, which represents a 2.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wisconsin by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Florence County, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1901

  2. Census Tract 1902

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Florence County, WI was Census Tract 1901 with a value of $50,556, followed by Census Tract 1902 and N/A, with respective values of $44,330 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Florence County, WI (362 out of 4.29k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 65 - 74.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    362 ± 68

  2. Hispanic

    4 ± 45

  3. Black

    0 ± 46

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.95k

2017 Value

± 160

-0.51%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Florence County, WI declined at a rate of -0.51%, from 1.96k employees to 1.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Florence County, WI, are Sales & Related Occupations (221 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (215 people), and Production Occupations (200 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Florence County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Florence County, WI, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (221 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (215 people), and Production Occupations (200 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Florence County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.77 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Florence County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,625), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($57,500), and Education Information, & Library Occupations ($55,521).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.95k

2017 Value

± 160

-0.51%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Florence County, WI declined at a rate of -0.51%, from 1.96k employees to 1.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Florence County, WI, are Manufacturing (369 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (362 people), and Retail Trade (255 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Florence County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Florence County, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Florence County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (369 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (362 people), and Retail Trade (255 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Florence County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.17 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.87 times), and Construction (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Florence County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($105,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,179), and Finance & Insurance ($48,750).

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Domestic Trade

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. $41.9B

  2. $30.3B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $41.9B, followed by Machinery ($30.3B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

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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$356B

2020 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

38.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $356B. This is expected to increase 38.5% to $493B by 2045.

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. $31.3B

  2. $29.3B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.3B, followed by Minnesota with $29.3B and Michigan and $11.1B.

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

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Health

93% of the population of Florence County, WI has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 4.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Florence County, WI see 2232 patients per year on average, which represents a 49.4% increase from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4456 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florence County, WI see an average of 2,232 patients per year. This represents a 49.4% increase from the previous year (1,494 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.96%

Uninsured

41.8%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

17.5%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

4.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Florence County, WI declined by 18.5% from 8.54% to 6.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Florence County, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Florence County, WI is home to a population of 4.35k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.942% of Florence County, WI residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Florence County, WI is composed of 4.29k White Alone residents (98.5%), 38 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.873%), 14 Two or More Races residents (0.322%), 12 Black or African American Alone residents (0.276%), 1 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.023%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

68

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 44.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Florence County, WI was 51.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 68. But people in Florence County, WI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Florence County, WI residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.942%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41 people

0.872%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

39 people

As of 2017, 0.942% of Florence County, WI residents (41 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Florence County, WI was 0.872%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Florence County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Florence County, WI was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.29k ± 26

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    38 ± 34.5

  3. Two or More Races

    14 ± 15

In 2017, there were 113 times more White Alone residents (4.29k people) in Florence County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38 Hispanic or Latino and 14 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    224 ± 47

  2. Korea

    77 ± 29

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    39 ± 21

Florence County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Florence County, WI was $132,600 in 2017, which is 0.577 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,900 to $132,600, a 3.14% decrease. The homeownership rate in Florence County, WI is 86.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Florence County, WI have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Florence County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$132,600

2017 Median

± $12,566

$136,900

2016 Median

± $11,556

In 2017, the median property value in Florence County, WI declined from to $132,600 from the previous year's value of $136,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Florence County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Florence County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$47,827

Median Household Income

± $4,848

1.98k

Number of Households

± 160

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.98k households in Florence County, WI grew to $47,827 from the previous year's value of $46,595.

The following chart displays the households in Florence 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Florence County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Florence County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

86.5%

2017 Homeownership

86.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 86.5% of the housing units in Florence County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 86.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Florence County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Florence County, WI have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Florence County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    90.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    4.07%

  3. Carpooled

    3.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Florence County, WI was Drove Alone (90.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (4.07%) and those who Carpooled (3.12%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Florence County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Florence County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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