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The economy of Wisconsin employs 2.84M people. The economy of Wisconsin is specialized in Dairy product manufacturing; Foundries; and Other transportation equipment manufacturing, which employ respectively 8.1; 6.5; and 6.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wisconsin are Restaurants & Food Services (161,203), Elementary & secondary schools (152,767), and Hospitals (142,136), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($126,152), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($105,052), and U. S. Air Force ($84,911).

Median household income in Wisconsin is $56,811. Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,170. The income inequality of Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wisconsin. In Wisconsin the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,411. Milwaukee County, WI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wisconsin.


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Wisconsin is home to a population of 5.78M people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wisconsin is composed of 4.72M White residents (81.6%), 387,015 Hispanic residents (6.7%), 355,473 Black residents (6.15%), 154,748 Asian residents (2.68%), and 110,443 Two+ residents (1.91%). The most common foreign languages in Wisconsin are Spanish (246,853 speakers), Hmong (44,895 speakers), and German (35,053 speakers), but compared to other places, Wisconsin has a relative high number of Hmong (44,895 speakers), German (35,053 speakers), and Other West Germanic (10,758 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wisconsin awarded 90,700 degrees. The student population of Wisconsin is skewed towards females, with 37,456 male students and 53,244 female students. Most students in Wisconsin are White (72,352 and 79.8%), followed by Black or African American (3,878 and 4.28%), Hispanic or Latino (3,874 and 4.27%), and Asian (2,781 and 3.07%). The largest universities in Wisconsin by number of graduates are University of Wisconsin-Madison (12,406 and 13.7%), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5,457 and 6.02%), and Madison Area Technical College (3,617 and 3.99%). The most popular majors in Wisconsin are General Business Administration & Management (2,210 and 2.44%), General Psychology (2,155 and 2.38%), and Registered Nursing (2,035 and 2.24%). The median tuition costs in Wisconsin are $27,860 for private four year colleges, and $7,014 and $14,965 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wisconsin is $173,200, which is 0.84 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $168,300 to $173,200, a 2.91% increase. The homeownership rate of Wisconsin is 66.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Wisconsin have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wisconsin is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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