Vilas County, WI

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Population

21,465

0.43% growth

Median Age

53.4


Median Household Income

$42,720

2.61% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Number of Employees

9,038

0.668% growth

Median Property Value

$206,500

2.74% growth

About

In 2017, Vilas County, WI had a population of 21.5k people with a median age of 53.4 and a median household income of $42,720. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Vilas County, WI grew from 21,373 to 21,465, a 0.43% increase and its median household income grew from $41,632 to $42,720, a 2.61% increase.

The population of Vilas County, WI is 85% White Alone, 8.89% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.92% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Vilas County, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Vilas County, WI is $206,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.5%. Most people in Vilas County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Vilas County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Vilas County, WI employs 9.04k people. The largest industries in Vilas County, WI are Accommodation & Food Services (1,278 people), Retail Trade (1,236 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,015 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,250), Wholesale Trade ($50,156), and Public Administration ($45,063).

Median household income in Vilas County, WI is $42,720. Males in Vilas 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 Vilas County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,720

2017 value

± $1,563

2.61%

1 Year Growth

± 4.96%

Households in Vilas County, WI have a median annual income of $42,720, 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 $41,632 in 2016, which represents a 2.61% 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.

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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 Vilas 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 9506

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vilas County, WI was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $57,098, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $45,795 and $41,147.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vilas County, WI (3.24k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    2,220 ± 228

  2. Native American

    822 ± 108

  3. Two Or More

    137 ± 90

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.04k

2017 Value

± 398

0.668%

1 Year growth

± 6.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vilas County, WI grew at a rate of 0.668%, from 8.98k employees to 9.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vilas County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,116 people), Sales & Related Occupations (997 people), and Management Occupations (965 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vilas County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Vilas County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,116 people), Sales & Related Occupations (997 people), and Management Occupations (965 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Vilas County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.7 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vilas County, WI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,795), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,063), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($53,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.04k

2017 Value

± 398

0.668%

1 Year growth

± 6.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vilas County, WI grew at a rate of 0.668%, from 8.98k employees to 9.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vilas County, WI, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,278 people), Retail Trade (1,236 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,015 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Vilas County, WI, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,278 people), Retail Trade (1,236 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,015 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Vilas County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.15 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.07 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.86 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Vilas County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,250), Wholesale Trade ($50,156), and Public Administration ($45,063).

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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

91.9% of the population of Vilas County, WI has health coverage, with 28.6% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 22.2% on Medicare, 19.7% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Vilas County, WI see 1258 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (1427 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 974 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1649 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

1,258 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Vilas County, WI see an average of 1,258 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (1,427 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 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

8.12%

Uninsured

28.6%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

22.2%

Medicare

19.7%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vilas County, WI declined by 8.4% from 8.87% to 8.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Vilas 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

Vilas County, WI is home to a population of 21.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.76% of Vilas County, WI residents were born outside of the country (378 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Vilas County, WI is composed of 18.2k White Alone residents (85%), 1.91k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (8.89%), 626 Two or More Races residents (2.92%), 474 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.21%), 124 Asian Alone residents (0.578%), 56 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.261%), 26 Black or African American Alone residents (0.121%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0559%).

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Vilas County, WI was 53.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Vilas County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Vilas County, WI residents was 53.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.76%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

378 people

1.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

384 people

As of 2017, 1.76% of Vilas County, WI residents (378 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 Vilas County, WI was 1.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Vilas County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Vilas County, WI was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.2k ± 55

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.91k ± 219

  3. Two or More Races

    626 ± 220

In 2017, there were 9.56 times more White Alone residents (18.2k people) in Vilas County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.91k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 626 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Vilas County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    903 ± 104

  2. Korea

    236 ± 48

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    137 ± 52

Vilas County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vilas County, WI was $206,500 in 2017, which is 0.899 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $201,000 to $206,500, a 2.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Vilas County, WI is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vilas County, WI have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vilas County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$206,500

2017 Median

± $9,482

$201,000

2016 Median

± $8,028

In 2017, the median property value in Vilas County, WI grew to to $206,500 from the previous year's value of $201,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Vilas 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 Vilas 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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$42,720

Median Household Income

± $1,563

10.8k

Number of Households

± 435

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Vilas County, WI grew to $42,720 from the previous year's value of $41,632.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Vilas County, WI 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.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.5% of the housing units in Vilas County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vilas County, WI have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Vilas County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    8.46%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Vilas County, WI was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.46%) and those who Worked At Home (6.48%).

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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