Sawyer County, WI

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2022 Population
18,057
1.37% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
51.4
1.18% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.2%
8.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,519
8.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$210,700
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,819

About

In 2022, Sawyer County, WI had a population of 18.1k people with a median age of 51.4 and a median household income of $57,519. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sawyer County, WI grew from 17,813 to 18,057, a 1.37% increase and its median household income grew from $53,011 to $57,519, a 8.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sawyer County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.5%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (14.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.61%), White (Hispanic) (1.08%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.698%).

None of the households in Sawyer 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.

99.3% of the residents in Sawyer County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sawyer County, WI are Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University (59 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sawyer County, WI was $210,700, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Sawyer County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sawyer County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sawyer County, WI is home to a population of 18.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.36% of Sawyer County, WI residents were born outside of the country (245 people).

In 2022, there were 5.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Sawyer County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.63k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 832 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Sawyer County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sawyer County, WI was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sawyer County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.8k ± 127
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.63k ± 136
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    832 ± 169
2.8%
Hispanic Population
506 people

In 2022, there were 5.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Sawyer County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.63k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 832 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.8% of the people in Sawyer County, WI are hispanic (506 people).

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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

1.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
245 people
1.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
189 people

As of 2022, 1.36% of Sawyer County, WI residents (245 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 Sawyer County, WI was 1.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    543 ± 78
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    227 ± 120
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    157 ± 90

Sawyer County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sawyer County, WI employs 7.82k people. The largest industries in Sawyer County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,187 people), Retail Trade (1,088 people), and Manufacturing (854 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,472), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,750), and Information ($80,000).

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

7.82k
2022 Value
± 429

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sawyer County, WI stayed at a rate of 0%, from 7.82k employees to 7.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sawyer County, WI, are Management Occupations (833 people), Sales & Related Occupations (826 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (824 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sawyer County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.82k
2022 Value
± 429

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sawyer County, WI stayed at a rate of 0%, from 7.82k employees to 7.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sawyer County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,187 people), Retail Trade (1,088 people), and Manufacturing (854 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sawyer County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Sawyer 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

$41,255
Median earning men ± $1,207
$32,297
Median earning women ± $2,386

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($95,958), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,333), and Public Administration ($62,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($68,203), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,256), and Public Administration ($42,750).

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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. 176
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 155
    Manufacturing
  3. 141
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sawyer County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.59%).

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 Sawyer County, WI awarded 59 degrees. The student population of Sawyer County, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 70 male students and 233 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sawyer County, WI are American Indian or Alaska Native (43 and 72.9%), followed by Black or African American (12 and 20.3%), White (4 and 6.78%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Sawyer County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University (59 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sawyer County, WI are General Human Services (15 and 25.4%), Registered Nursing (13 and 22%), and General Business Administration & Management (8 and 13.6%).

The median tuition cost in Sawyer County, WI for a public four year colleges is $6,000 for in-state students and $6,000 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 303 students enrolled in Sawyer County, WI, 23.1% men and 76.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 238 records, of which 77.3% were women and 22.7% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sawyer County, WI was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 7 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University with 59 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 7 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sawyer County, WI, which is 0.135 times less than the 52 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 43 degrees mean that there were 3.58 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($6,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($30) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) 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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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 Sawyer County, WI was $210,700 in 2022, which is 0.747 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $184,000 to $210,700, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Sawyer County, WI is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sawyer County, WI have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sawyer County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sawyer County, WI is $57,519. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sawyer County, WI was Census Tract 1004 with a value of $81,087, followed by Census Tract 1008 and Census Tract 1003, with respective values of $56,742 and $55,231.

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sawyer County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.23%.

Property

$210,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,408
$6,233
Median Property Taxes
±$340

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 Sawyer County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.9% of the housing units in Sawyer County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1004
  2. Census Tract 1008
  3. Census Tract 1003

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sawyer County, WI was Census Tract 1004 with a value of $81,087, followed by Census Tract 1008 and Census Tract 1003, with respective values of $56,742 and $55,231.

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

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Household Income

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$57,519
Median Household Income
± $2,977
8.21k
Number of Households
± 407

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.21k households in Sawyer County, WI grew to $57,519 from the previous year's value of $53,011.

The following chart displays the households in Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 (73.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.2%)

In 2022, 73.2% of workers in Sawyer County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (10.2%).

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sawyer County, WI have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Sawyer 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 Sawyer County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sawyer County, WI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sawyer County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.23%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sawyer County, WI (2.33k out of 17.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sawyer County, WI is White, followed by Native American 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, 18.4% of the children was living in poverty in Sawyer County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 186 in Sawyer County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 26.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Sawyer County, WI has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.62% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sawyer County, WI see 1274 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.28% decrease from the previous year (1374 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 327 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,274 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sawyer County, WI

Primary care physicians in Sawyer County, WI see an average of 1,274 patients per year. This represents a 7.28% decrease from the previous year (1,374 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sawyer 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 19.6% under 18 years, 14.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.27%
Uninsured
36.7%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
19.1%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
2.62%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sawyer County, WI grew by 5.47% from 6.9% to 7.27%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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% in Sawyer County, WI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Sawyer County, WI.

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