Wisconsin : What you need to know

Nicknamed “America's Dairyland,” Wisconsin is known for its agriculture along with industries like manufacturing, paper products, information technology, healthcare and tourism. Outdoor recreation is popular with hikers, skiers and snowmobilers, and water sports are plentiful thanks to Wisconsin being situated on two Great Lakes. Madison, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Kenosha, Appleton and Janesville are among the best places to live in Wisconsin. A well-regarded education system is led by the University of Wisconsin and its 26 campuses.


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Wisconsin Profile

Quick Facts

Population 5742117
Latest Population Increase 0.30%
Median Household Income $5742117
Median Home Price $165800
Median Property Tax $1402
Median Rent $67.3

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.9%
  Unemployed 4.1%

Race

  Ethnicity White 86.5%
  Ethnicity Black 6.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.5%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.3%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.9%
  Ethnicity Other 1.7%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.9%
  Unemployed 4.1%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 18.4%
  Associate's Degree 10.1%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 9.4%
  High School Graduate 32%
  Some College, No Degree 21.1%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 27.8%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 91%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 2.5%
Construction 5.3%
Manufacturing 18.5%
Wholesale Trade 2.7%
Retail Trade 11.3%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.3%
Information 1.7%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.1%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 8.1%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.3%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.7%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.2%
Public Administration 3.5%

Housing

  Homes Rent 67.3%
  Homes Owned 32.7%

Wisconsin Rankings


Best places to Live in Wisconsin
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Abbotsford 2,179 $102,700 $38,611
Abrams 401 $124,600 $65,500
Adams 1,660 $82,800 $28,341
Adell 459 $136,000 $68,000
Albany 1,268 $118,500 $43,304
Algoma 3,131 $97,400 $40,714
Allenton 950 $161,300 $65,625
Allouez 13,947 $152,400 $66,309
Alma 678 $133,300 $39,239
Alma Center 514 $89,700 $37,875
Almena 684 $83,100 $38,313
Almond 510 $83,300 $43,000
Altoona 7,053 $151,400 $51,675
Amberg 164 $65,800 $21,042
Amery 2,865 $120,300 $38,673
Amherst 1,220 $132,800 $38,603
Amherst Junction 403 $169,600 $66,042
Angelica 87 $166,700 $56,250
Aniwa 243 $92,500 $35,500
Antigo 8,001 $81,200 $34,225