Oconto County, WI

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2022 Population
39,048
0.923% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.5
0.211% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.27%
3.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,611
7.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$195,200
13.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oconto County, WI had a population of 39k people with a median age of 47.5 and a median household income of $73,611. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oconto County, WI grew from 38,691 to 39,048, a 0.923% increase and its median household income grew from $68,426 to $73,611, a 7.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oconto County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), White (Hispanic) (0.858%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.802%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.51%).

None of the households in Oconto 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.

99.7% of the residents in Oconto County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Oconto County, WI was $195,200, and the homeownership rate was 84.4%.

Most people in Oconto County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Oconto County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oconto County, WI is home to a population of 39k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.94% of Oconto County, WI residents were born outside of the country (367 people).

In 2022, there were 38.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.7k people) in Oconto County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 954 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 335 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Oconto County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oconto County, WI was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oconto County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.7k ± 67
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    954 ± 109
  3. White (Hispanic)
    335 ± 148
2.08%
Hispanic Population
812 people

In 2022, there were 38.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.7k people) in Oconto County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 954 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 335 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.08% of the people in Oconto County, WI are hispanic (812 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.94%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
367 people
1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
388 people

As of 2022, 0.94% of Oconto County, WI residents (367 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 Oconto County, WI was 1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,167 ± 121
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    397 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    336 ± 98

Oconto County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oconto County, WI employs 19.2k people. The largest industries in Oconto County, WI are Manufacturing (4,618 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,442 people), and Construction (2,111 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,318), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,672), and Wholesale Trade ($57,313).

Occupations

19.2k
2022 Value
± 646
−0.786%
1 Year decline
± 4.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oconto County, WI declined at a rate of −0.786%, from 19.3k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oconto County, WI, are Production Occupations (2,678 people), Management Occupations (1,941 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,923 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oconto County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.2k
2022 Value
± 646
−0.786%
1 Year decline
± 4.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oconto County, WI declined at a rate of −0.786%, from 19.3k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oconto County, WI, are Manufacturing (4,618 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,442 people), and Construction (2,111 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oconto County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Oconto 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

$54,267
Median earning men ± $1,983
$36,168
Median earning women ± $1,367

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,667), Wholesale Trade ($63,036), and Manufacturing ($60,014).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,319), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,125), and Construction ($47,593).

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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. 259
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 230
    Manufacturing
  3. 151
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oconto County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 69.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.905%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Oconto County, WI was $195,200 in 2022, which is 0.692 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $172,100 to $195,200, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Oconto County, WI is 84.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oconto County, WI have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oconto County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oconto County, WI is $73,611. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Oconto County, WI was Census Tract 1011 with a value of $79,964, followed by Census Tract 1008 and Census Tract 1010, with respective values of $74,531 and $74,191.

Property

$195,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,548
$13,783
Median Property Taxes
±$509

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

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Rent vs Own

84.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.4% of the housing units in Oconto County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1011
  2. Census Tract 1008
  3. Census Tract 1010

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oconto County, WI was Census Tract 1011 with a value of $79,964, followed by Census Tract 1008 and Census Tract 1010, with respective values of $74,531 and $74,191.

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

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Household Income

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$73,611
Median Household Income
± $1,783
16.3k
Number of Households
± 580

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.3k households in Oconto County, WI grew to $73,611 from the previous year's value of $68,426.

The following chart displays the households in Oconto 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 Oconto 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%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.59%)
  3. Carpooled (7.21%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Oconto County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.59%) and those who carpooled to work (7.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oconto County, WI have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.67% of the workforce in Oconto 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 Oconto County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oconto County, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oconto County, WI (3.18k out of 38.5k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oconto County, WI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Health

95.9% of the population of Oconto County, WI has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oconto County, WI see 2918 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.275% increase from the previous year (2910 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2742 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2559 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,918 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oconto County, WI

Primary care physicians in Oconto County, WI see an average of 2,918 patients per year. This represents a 0.275% increase from the previous year (2,910 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oconto 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 21.1% under 18 years, 15.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.1%
Uninsured
52.1%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.64%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oconto County, WI declined by 2.22% from 4.2% to 4.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oconto County, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.2 in Oconto County, WI.

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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 34.6% in Oconto County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.89% in Oconto County, WI.

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