Sauk County, WI

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2022 Population
65,664
0.361% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.1
0.735% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.61%
1.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,930
7.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$227,500
16.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sauk County, WI had a population of 65.7k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $72,930. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sauk County, WI grew from 65,428 to 65,664, a 0.361% increase and its median household income grew from $67,702 to $72,930, a 7.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sauk County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), White (Hispanic) (2.76%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.5%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.48%).

None of the households in Sauk 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.

98.1% of the residents in Sauk County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sauk County, WI are Panache Academy of Beauty (36 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sauk County, WI was $227,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Sauk County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sauk County, WI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Sauk County, WI is home to a population of 65.7k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.12% of Sauk County, WI residents were born outside of the country (2.05k people).

In 2022, there were 29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.4k people) in Sauk County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.81k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Sauk County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sauk County, WI was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sauk County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.4k ± 171
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.02k ± 280
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.81k ± 284
5.78%
Hispanic Population
3.8k people

In 2022, there were 29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.4k people) in Sauk County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.81k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.78% of the people in Sauk County, WI are hispanic (3.8k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.05k people
3.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.99k people

As of 2022, 3.12% of Sauk County, WI residents (2.05k 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 Sauk County, WI was 3.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,477 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    660 ± 172
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    457 ± 124

Sauk County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sauk County, WI employs 34.2k people. The largest industries in Sauk County, WI are Manufacturing (5,330 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,578 people), and Retail Trade (4,518 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($89,167), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,881).

Occupations

34.2k
2022 Value
± 1,075
−0.335%
1 Year decline
± 4.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sauk County, WI declined at a rate of −0.335%, from 34.3k employees to 34.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sauk County, WI, are Management Occupations (3,662 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,227 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,180 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sauk County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.2k
2022 Value
± 1,075
−0.335%
1 Year decline
± 4.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sauk County, WI declined at a rate of −0.335%, from 34.3k employees to 34.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sauk County, WI, are Manufacturing (5,330 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,578 people), and Retail Trade (4,518 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sauk County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Sauk 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

$50,633
Median earning men ± $1,544
$38,088
Median earning women ± $1,805

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,819), Public Administration ($75,469), and Wholesale Trade ($64,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,331), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,039), and Wholesale Trade ($48,375).

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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. 445
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 411
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 410
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sauk County, WI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

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 Sauk County, WI awarded 36 degrees. The student population of Sauk County, WI in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 58 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sauk County, WI are White (29 and 80.6%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 8.33%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 8.33%), and Unknown (1 and 2.78%).

The largest universities in Sauk County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Panache Academy of Beauty (36 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sauk County, WI are General Cosmetology (14 and 38.9%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (11 and 30.6%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (6 and 16.7%).

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sauk County, WI was $227,500 in 2022, which is 0.807 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $195,700 to $227,500, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Sauk County, WI is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sauk County, WI have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sauk County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sauk County, WI is $72,930. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sauk County, WI was Census Tract 2 with a value of $82,271, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $81,063 and $79,773.

Property

$227,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,873
$19,987
Median Property Taxes
±$714

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.2% of the housing units in Sauk County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 11

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sauk County, WI was Census Tract 2 with a value of $82,271, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $81,063 and $79,773.

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

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Household Income

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$72,930
Median Household Income
± $2,091
27.3k
Number of Households
± 996

In 2022, the median household income of the 27.3k households in Sauk County, WI grew to $72,930 from the previous year's value of $67,702.

The following chart displays the households in Sauk 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 Sauk 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 (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.68%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Sauk County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.65%) and those who worked at home (7.68%).

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

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sauk County, WI have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Sauk 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 Sauk County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sauk County, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.61% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sauk County, WI (5.57k out of 64.7k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sauk County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

93.4% of the population of Sauk County, WI has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.88% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sauk County, WI see 1007 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.299% increase from the previous year (1004 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1465 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,007 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sauk County, WI

Primary care physicians in Sauk County, WI see an average of 1,007 patients per year. This represents a 0.299% increase from the previous year (1,004 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sauk 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 23.6% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

6.6%
Uninsured
53.5%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.88%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sauk County, WI grew by 2.19% from 6.46% to 6.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.4 in Sauk 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 35.8% in Sauk 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 8.35% in Sauk County, WI.

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