Brown County, WI

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2022 Population
268,393
0.385% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
0.532% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.7%
0.307% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$74,066
7.66% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,500
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
141,720
0.616% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brown County, WI had a population of 268k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $74,066. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brown County, WI grew from 267,364 to 268,393, a 0.385% increase and its median household income grew from $68,799 to $74,066, a 7.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brown County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.35%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.1%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.87%).

None of the households in Brown 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.

96.8% of the residents in Brown County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brown County, WI are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (3,012 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,823 degrees), and Saint Norbert College (649 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Brown County, WI was $226,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%.

Most people in Brown County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Brown County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brown County, WI is home to a population of 268k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.4% of Brown County, WI residents were born outside of the country (14.5k people).

In 2022, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (212k people) in Brown County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 8.99k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Brown County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brown County, WI was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brown County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    212k ± 507
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 879
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    8.99k ± 1.34k
9.45%
Hispanic Population
25.4k people

In 2022, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (212k people) in Brown County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 8.99k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.45% of the people in Brown County, WI are hispanic (25.4k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.5k people
5.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.3k people

As of 2022, 5.4% of Brown County, WI residents (14.5k 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 Brown County, WI was 5.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,756 ± 440
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,280 ± 491
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,748 ± 292

Brown County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brown County, WI employs 142k people. The largest industries in Brown County, WI are Manufacturing (24,733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,300 people), and Retail Trade (15,184 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,133).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

142k
2022 Value
± 2,883
0.616%
1 Year growth
± 2.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brown County, WI grew at a rate of 0.616%, from 141k employees to 142k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brown County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,498 people), Production Occupations (14,251 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,830 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brown County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

142k
2022 Value
± 2,883
0.616%
1 Year growth
± 2.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brown County, WI grew at a rate of 0.616%, from 141k employees to 142k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brown County, WI, are Manufacturing (24,733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,300 people), and Retail Trade (15,184 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brown County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Brown 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

$52,656
Median earning men ± $1,346
$36,452
Median earning women ± $1,053

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,003), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,913), and Manufacturing ($59,043).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,902), Public Administration ($50,067), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,652).

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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. 2,345
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,839
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,804
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brown County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 52.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.27%).

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

In 2022, universities in Brown County, WI awarded 6,069 degrees. The student population of Brown County, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,011 male students and 14,515 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brown County, WI are White (4,993 and 82.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (409 and 6.77%), Asian (214 and 3.54%), and Two or More Races (152 and 2.51%).

The largest universities in Brown County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (3,012 and 49.6%), University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1,823 and 30%), and Saint Norbert College (649 and 10.7%).

The most popular majors in Brown County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (475 and 7.83%), Registered Nursing (465 and 7.66%), and General Business Administration & Management (354 and 5.83%).

The median tuition costs in Brown County, WI are $31,677 for private four year colleges, and $6,298 and $14,516 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Brown County, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 23,526 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 23,526 students enrolled in Brown County, WI, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,139 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 211 degrees awarded
  2. 244 degrees awarded
  3. 223 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brown County, WI was Registered Nursing with 211 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,012 degrees awarded
  2. 1,823 degrees awarded
  3. 649 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with 3,012 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,959 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brown County, WI, which is 0.477 times less than the 4,110 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,993 degrees mean that there were 12.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 409 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,677) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,843) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,096) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Brown County, WI was $226,500 in 2022, which is 0.803 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $193,500 to $226,500, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Brown County, WI is 64.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brown County, WI have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brown County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brown County, WI is $74,066. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brown County, WI was Census Tract 207.02 with a value of $131,510, followed by Census Tract 205.04 and Census Tract 202.04, with respective values of $121,035 and $117,029.

In 2022, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brown County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.52%.

Property

$226,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,891
$70,623
Median Property Taxes
±$1,870

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

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.7% of the housing units in Brown County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 207.02
  2. Census Tract 205.04
  3. Census Tract 202.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brown County, WI was Census Tract 207.02 with a value of $131,510, followed by Census Tract 205.04 and Census Tract 202.04, with respective values of $121,035 and $117,029.

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

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Household Income

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$74,066
Median Household Income
± $1,535
109k
Number of Households
± 2,549

In 2022, the median household income of the 109k households in Brown County, WI grew to $74,066 from the previous year's value of $68,799.

The following chart displays the households in Brown 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 Brown 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 (80%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.87%)
  3. Carpooled (8%)

In 2022, 80% of workers in Brown County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.87%) and those who carpooled to work (8%).

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brown County, WI have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Brown 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 Brown County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brown County, WI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brown County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.52%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brown County, WI (25.4k out of 261k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brown County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic 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 2022, 8.6% of the children was living in poverty in Brown County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 250 in Brown County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 48.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Brown County, WI has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brown County, WI see 1400 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.43% increase from the previous year (1394 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1203 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 449 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,400 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brown County, WI

Primary care physicians in Brown County, WI see an average of 1,400 patients per year. This represents a 0.43% increase from the previous year (1,394 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brown 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 25% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.45%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brown County, WI grew by 1.71% from 5.36% to 5.45%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.3 in Brown 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 34.8% in Brown County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.79% in Brown County, WI.

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