Sawyer County, WI

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2020 Population
16,477
0.476% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
50.7
0.795% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.9%
8.33% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,022
9.03% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$174,000
3.33% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
7,428
0.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Sawyer County, WI had a population of 16.5k people with a median age of 50.7 and a median household income of $52,022. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sawyer County, WI grew from 16,399 to 16,477, a 0.476% increase and its median household income grew from $47,714 to $52,022, a 9.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sawyer County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (16.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.959%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.74%).

None of the households in Sawyer 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.

99.5% of the residents in Sawyer County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sawyer County, WI are Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (48 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Sawyer County, WI was $174,000, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%.

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

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sawyer County, WI is home to a population of 16.5k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.59% of Sawyer County, WI residents were born outside of the country (262 people).

In 2020, there were 4.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Sawyer County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.67k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 539 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Sawyer County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sawyer County, WI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sawyer County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 16
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.67k ± 145
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    539 ± 149
2.76%
Hispanic Population
455 people

In 2020, there were 4.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Sawyer County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.67k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 539 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.76% of the people in Sawyer County, WI are hispanic (455 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    83,497 ± 7,043 people
  2. India
    23,435 ± 3,751 people
  3. China
    16,997 ± 3,196 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 83,497 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,435 and China with 16,997.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.59%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
262 people
1.69%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
277 people

As of 2020, 1.59% of Sawyer County, WI residents (262 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sawyer County, WI was 1.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    538 ± 69
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    181 ± 81
  3. Korea
    102 ± 34

Sawyer County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sawyer County, WI employs 7.43k people. The largest industries in Sawyer County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,025 people), Manufacturing (984 people), and Retail Trade (898 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,972), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,125), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($69,375).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.43k
2020 Value
± 411
0.65%
1 Year growth
± 7.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sawyer County, WI grew at a rate of 0.65%, from 7.38k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sawyer County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (842 people), Sales & Related Occupations (717 people), and Management Occupations (701 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sawyer County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.43k
2020 Value
± 411
0.65%
1 Year growth
± 7.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sawyer County, WI grew at a rate of 0.65%, from 7.38k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sawyer County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,025 people), Manufacturing (984 people), and Retail Trade (898 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sawyer County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Sawyer 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

$35,483
Median earning men ± $1,853
$28,470
Median earning women ± $2,273

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($85,244), Public Administration ($52,778), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,338).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($42,188), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,955), and Information ($32,750).

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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. 176
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 155
    Manufacturing
  3. 141
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $99.7k
    Manufacturing
  2. $96.1k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $37.6k
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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 Sawyer County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.59%).

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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In 2020, universities in Sawyer County, WI awarded 48 degrees. The student population of Sawyer County, WI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 61 male students and 217 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sawyer County, WI are American Indian or Alaska Native (34 and 70.8%), followed by Black or African American (10 and 20.8%), White (4 and 8.33%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Sawyer County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (48 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sawyer County, WI are Registered Nursing (11 and 22.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (10 and 20.8%), and Native American Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics (5 and 10.4%).

The median tuition cost in Sawyer County, WI for a public four year colleges is $4,560 for in-state students and $4,560 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 278 students enrolled in Sawyer County, WI, 21.9% men and 78.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 223 records, of which 77.6% were women and 22.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 11 degree-majors awarded
  2. 10 degree-majors awarded
  3. 5 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sawyer County, WI was Registered Nursing with 11 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sawyer County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
48 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College with 48 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 13 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sawyer County, WI, which is 0.371 times less than the 35 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 34 degrees mean that there were 3.4 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 10 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,560) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($30) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Sawyer County, WI was $174,000 in 2020, which is 0.757 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $168,400 to $174,000, a 3.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Sawyer County, WI is 73.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

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

Median household income in Sawyer County, WI is $52,022. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sawyer County, WI was Census Tract 1004 with a value of $70,806, followed by Census Tract 1003 and Census Tract 1008, with respective values of $56,778 and $44,625.

In 2021, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sawyer County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.66%.

Property

$174,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,347
$5,796
Median Property Taxes
±$312

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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.4%
Homeownership
2020
65.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.4% of the housing units in Sawyer County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1004
  2. Census Tract 1003
  3. Census Tract 1008

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sawyer County, WI was Census Tract 1004 with a value of $70,806, followed by Census Tract 1003 and Census Tract 1008, with respective values of $56,778 and $44,625.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sawyer 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.
$52,022
Median Household Income
± $3,430
7.89k
Number of Households
± 413

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.89k households in Sawyer County, WI grew to $52,022 from the previous year's value of $47,714.

The following chart displays the households in Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 (76.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.91%)

In 2020, 76.5% of workers in Sawyer County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (5.91%).

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

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sawyer County, WI have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Sawyer 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 Sawyer County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sawyer County, WI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sawyer County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.66%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sawyer County, WI (2.4k out of 16.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sawyer 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 20.8% of the children was living in poverty in Sawyer County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 186 in Sawyer County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 26.4 per 100,000 population.

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92.4% of the population of Sawyer County, WI has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.52% 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 Sawyer County, WI see 1374 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.1% increase from the previous year (1173 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1380 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 318 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% 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

1,374 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sawyer County, WI

Primary care physicians in Sawyer County, WI see an average of 1,374 patients per year. This represents a 17.1% increase from the previous year (1,173 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sawyer 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 20.2% under 18 years, 14.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 26% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.57%
Uninsured
38.9%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
19.8%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
2.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sawyer County, WI grew by 9.43% from 6.92% to 7.57%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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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 34.5% in Sawyer County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.5% in Sawyer County, WI.

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