E.g., 11/14/2019
E.g., 11/14/2019

State Income Data - WI

Wisconsin

Income & Poverty
2017
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

282,052
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 64.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 31.3%
% change: 1990-2000 30.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.3%
With related children under age 18
15.5%
With related children under age 5
13.0%
Married-couple families 7.3%
With related children under age 18
9.4%
With related children under age 5
8.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 33.9%
With related children under age 18
38.7%
With related children under age 5
41.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 132,185
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
17.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
72.6%
Noncitizens 149,867
Below 100% of the poverty level
19.2%
100-199% of the poverty level
23.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
57.4%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia 108,995
Below 100% of the poverty level
16.4%
Born in Europe 47,904
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 102,377
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 5,363,142
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 16.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 72.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 42.6%
% change: 1990-2000 -10.8%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 6.8%
With related children under age 18
11.5%
With related children under age 5
10.7%
Married-couple families 2.8%
With related children under age 18
3.5%
With related children under age 5
2.8%
Families with female householder, no husband present 24.4%
With related children under age 18
31.2%
With related children under age 5
33.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 187,135
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 5,030,691
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 14.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 77.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 111,079
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 57.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 4,632,324
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 72.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 5,317,173
Below 100% of the poverty level 587,856
Speaks only English
4,859,793
Below 100% of the poverty level 507,325
Speaks Spanish
238,320
Below 100% of the poverty level 45,579
Speaks other Indo-European languages
107,091
Below 100% of the poverty level 13,813
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
90,501
Below 100% of the poverty level 14,597
Speaks other languages
21,468
Below 100% of the poverty level 6,542
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.1%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.4%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.1%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.9%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.1%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 30.5%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 127,167
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 16.7%
Earned $75,000 or more 20.6%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 59,191
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
1.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
12.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
22.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
26.2%
Noncitizens (%) 67,976
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
19.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
23.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
22.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
14.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
15.8%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $42,789
Female $35,651
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$50,963
Female
$39,791
Noncitizens  
Male
$37,965
Female
$30,967
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,961,193
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 10.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 15.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 23.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 26.4%
Earned $75,000 or more 20.7%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $51,645
Female $41,110
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $52,739
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $62,266
Noncitizens $48,154
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $59,667
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 50.9%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 66.4%
Noncitizens 35.3%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 67.5%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 286,015
With health insurance 80.8%
With private health insurance
64.5%
With public coverage
24.4%
No health insurance coverage 19.2%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 133,291
With health insurance 94.3%
With private health insurance
73.1%
With public coverage
35.3%
No health insurance coverage 5.7%
Noncitizens (%) 152,724
With health insurance 69.0%
With private health insurance
57.1%
With public coverage
14.9%
No health insurance coverage 31.0%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 5,437,948
With health insurance 95.3%
With private health insurance
75.8%
With public coverage
33.2%
No health insurance coverage 4.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.