Buffalo County, WI

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2022 Population
13,329
0.113% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.4
0.215% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.23%
1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,238
5.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,900
11.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Buffalo County, WI had a population of 13.3k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $64,238. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Buffalo County, WI grew from 13,314 to 13,329, a 0.113% increase and its median household income grew from $61,167 to $64,238, a 5.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buffalo County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%), Other (Hispanic) (1.03%), White (Hispanic) (0.848%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.6%).

None of the households in Buffalo 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% of the residents in Buffalo County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Buffalo County, WI was $182,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.6%.

Most people in Buffalo County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Buffalo County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Buffalo County, WI is home to a population of 13.3k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.47% of Buffalo County, WI residents were born outside of the country (196 people).

In 2022, there were 39.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.6k people) in Buffalo County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 321 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 137 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Buffalo County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Buffalo County, WI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Buffalo County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.6k ± 26
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    321 ± 44.2
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    137 ± 59
2.57%
Hispanic Population
342 people

In 2022, there were 39.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.6k people) in Buffalo County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 321 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 137 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.57% of the people in Buffalo County, WI are hispanic (342 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
196 people
1.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
209 people

As of 2022, 1.47% of Buffalo County, WI residents (196 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 Buffalo County, WI was 1.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    401 ± 71
  2. Korea
    116 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    99 ± 37

Buffalo County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Buffalo County, WI employs 6.93k people. The largest industries in Buffalo County, WI are Manufacturing (1,362 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,124 people), and Retail Trade (650 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,438), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,833), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,250).

Occupations

6.93k
2022 Value
± 300
−0.901%
1 Year decline
± 6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Buffalo County, WI declined at a rate of −0.901%, from 6.99k employees to 6.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buffalo County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (832 people), Production Occupations (769 people), and Management Occupations (740 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buffalo County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.93k
2022 Value
± 300
−0.901%
1 Year decline
± 6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Buffalo County, WI declined at a rate of −0.901%, from 6.99k employees to 6.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buffalo County, WI, are Manufacturing (1,362 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,124 people), and Retail Trade (650 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buffalo County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Buffalo 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

$49,245
Median earning men ± $2,062
$34,123
Median earning women ± $2,222

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,250), Information ($65,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,469).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,500), Construction ($50,625), and Public Administration ($49,167).

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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. 80
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 80
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 63
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Buffalo County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 61.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.02%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buffalo County, WI was $182,900 in 2022, which is 0.649 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,500 to $182,900, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Buffalo County, WI is 77.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Buffalo County, WI have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Buffalo County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Buffalo County, WI is $64,238. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Buffalo County, WI was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $75,625, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $74,583 and $71,776.

Property

$182,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,987
$4,359
Median Property Taxes
±$233

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Buffalo County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.6% of the housing units in Buffalo County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9604
  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Buffalo County, WI was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $75,625, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $74,583 and $71,776.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,238
Median Household Income
± $3,332
5.62k
Number of Households
± 275

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.62k households in Buffalo County, WI grew to $64,238 from the previous year's value of $61,167.

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 (79.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.1%)
  3. Carpooled (6.54%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Buffalo County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.1%) and those who carpooled to work (6.54%).

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

24.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buffalo County, WI have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.33% of the workforce in Buffalo 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 Buffalo County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Buffalo County, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buffalo County, WI (1.09k out of 13.2k 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 Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buffalo 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

94.8% of the population of Buffalo County, WI has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Buffalo County, WI see 6516 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.701% decrease from the previous year (6562 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 767 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 13033 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,516 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Buffalo County, WI

Primary care physicians in Buffalo County, WI see an average of 6,516 patients per year. This represents a 0.701% decrease from the previous year (6,562 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Buffalo 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 21.4% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.18%
Uninsured
50%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buffalo County, WI declined by 5.36% from 5.47% to 5.18%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 35.5% in Buffalo County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.59% in Buffalo County, WI.

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