Wisconsin Overview

Population Demographics

  • The state's population is 95.4% native born and 4.6% foreign born.
  • Of the state's population 49.6% are men and 50.4% are women.
  • Wisconsin has a population of 5,686,986 and is the 20th most populous state.
  • The races making up the largest parts of the population are: White [86.2%], Black or African American [6.3%] and Hispanic [5.9%].
  • The state's residents are 54.1% married and 45.9% single.
  • The state's population is 24.2% college educated and 89.4% have a high school diploma or a GED.

» More about the Wisconsin Population including race, age and gender data.


  • The poverty rate for Wisconsin is 10.4%.
  • The Wisconsin unemployment rate was 6.7%, as of the last census. This is lower than the national average of 7.9%.
  • The average worker works 38 hours a week in Wisconsin.
  • The median worker income in Wisconsin is $29,115.
  • Typical commute times differ throughout the state. However, overall 68.0% of works commute under 25 mins daily, 22.3% commute 25-45 mins, and 9.7% have a commute greater than 45 minutes.

» More about the Wisconsin economy including unemployment and income trends.


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