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Wisconsin Population

Wisconsin (U.S. state abbreviation is 'WI') is a north-central state of United States, borders Michigan to the east, Illinois to the south, Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the south-west. Madison is the state capital city and other top Wisconsin cities are Milwaukee, Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine. Wisconsin was formed in 1848 was named after the Wisconsin River from old Miami Indian word 'Meskonsing', meaning 'this stream meanders through something red'. Wisconsin population in 2020 is estimated to be 5.86 million, ranks 20th populous state in United States. Its area is 65,498 sq miles (169,640 sq km) ranks 23rd largest in US.
Wisconsin Population, gathering at State Fair Park
Image Source: People gathering exhibition center at State Fair Park, Winsconsin

The population of Wisconsin is projected to be 5.83 million in 2019 with the change percent of 0.42% compared to 0.37% with 5.81 million in 2018.
YearPopulation% Change
2020*5,860,0770.38 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Wisconsin Population by Race & Groups

In terms of Wisconsin by Race and Groups, 83.9% are White Americans, 6.2 are Black or African Americans, 6.4 are Hispanic/Latino's, 2.6% are Asians, 0.8% are American Indian and Alaska Natives.
Total Asian population is 152,325, out of these 30,062 Asian Indian, 23,371 are Chinese, 5,334 are Vietnamese, 2685 are Japanese, 8,439 are Korean and 8,770 are Fillipinos.
Regarding Native Population, 50,094 are American Indian, 875 are Cherokee tribals, 720 are Sioux tribals, 204 are Navajo tribal, 15,716 are Chippewa tribal groups.
Native Hawaiian are 577, Guamanian/Chamorro are 429, 181 are Soman and 625 belongs to other Pacific Islanders.
Hispanic/Latino's are 380,590, out of these 56344 are Puerto Ricans, 4,345 are Cubans and 276,508 are Mexicans.

Total Population5,763,217Percent
Black or African American365,8846.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native50,0940.869%
Cherokee tribal grouping8750.015%
Chippewa tribal grouping15,7160.273%
Navajo tribal grouping2040.004%
Sioux tribal grouping7200.012%
Asian Population152,3252.64%
Asian Indian30,0620.52%
Other Asian Population73,664
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,8110.03%
Native Hawaiian5770.010%
Guamanian or Chamorro4290.007%
Other Pacific Islander624
Some other race111,435
Hispanic or Latino380,5906.60%
Puerto Rican56,3440.98%
Other Hispanic or Latino43,393

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Wisconsin

3Green Bay104,879
8Eau Claire68,866

Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in WI

The Official language of WI state are English, Speak only Enlish at home is 91.3%, 4.6% Spanish, 1.9% European languages, 1.8% Asian languages.
Over the Asian Indian language speakers, 6,028 Hindi, 1,811 Gujarati, 1,053 Bengali, 2,400 Punjabi, 3,150 Urdu, 3,087 Nepali/Marathi, 3,876 Telugu, 2,545 Tamil, 1,746 Malayalayam/Kannada.
Speakers from East and Mid Asia, 2,086 Japanese, 16,757 Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 4,510 Korean, 45,546 Hmong, 647 Khmer, 4,041 Vietnamese, 3700 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai, 4,921 speak Tagalog.
Ilocano/Samoan/Hawaiian 1,325, Arabic 7,899, Hebrew 766.
People from African speakers, Amharic/Somali 2,353, Yoruba/Twi/Igbo 2844, Swahili 1,321.
People from european speakers include, 9,282 French, 3388 Italian, 1,680 Greek, 5,335 Russian, 6,274 Polish, 4,648 Serbo-Croatian, 3,039 Ukranian/Slavic, 365 Armenian, 2,115 Portuguese, 31,618 German, 10,775 Yiddish/Pennsylvania Dutch.
Speak only English4,955,24491.33
Spanish Language249,0764.59
European Language104,9241.93
Asian Languages95,7541.76
Other Languages20,7470.38
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Wisconsin state high school and college education stats as per table below:

Population 18 to 24 years561451285875275576
Less than high school graduate633323644526887
High school graduate (includes equivalency)17837010011578255
Some college or associates degree258752123378135374
Bachelors degree or higher609972593735060
Population 25 years and over390781619167861991030
Less than 9th grade1100955775052345
9th to 12th grade, no diploma21370411868795017
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1222791623297599494
Some college, no degree814870396945417925
Associates degree411875188011223864
Bachelors degree748413348534399879
Graduate or professional degree386068183562202506
High school graduate or higher315791015354461622464
Bachelors degree or higher1024488483230541258
Black or African20612197276108845
High school graduate or higher1691447799691148
Bachelors degree or higher287391129017449
American Indian or Alaska Native alone307551518515570
High school graduate or higher265341282013714
Bachelors degree or higher447419972477
High school graduate or higher727723561137161
Bachelors degree or higher411592021720942
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1179558621
High school graduate or higher935460475
Bachelors degree or higher21342171
Hispanic or Latino Origin1864339748088953
High school graduate or higher1257746334662428
Bachelors degree or higher244871051713970
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Disable population of Wisconsin state stats as per table below:

Total civilian non-institutionalized population675224
Black or African American52263
American Indian and Alaska Native alone7677
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander276
Some other race9186
With a hearing difficulty201176
With a vision difficulty102717
With a cognitive difficulty251120
With an ambulatory difficulty324358
With a self-care difficulty128141
With an independent living difficulty224246

Counties of Wisconsin

Wisconsin state has 72 Counties, As on 2017, Milwaukee is the largest County with 948,201, followed by Dane Country with 542,364, Waukesha County with 403,072 and Brown County with 263,378 people.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Adams County19,89120,3482.35353
Ashland County15,51315,6000.66161
Barron County45,16445,16403131
Bayfield County15,03315,0420.16464
Brown County261,863263,3780.644
Buffalo County13,10713,1250.16767
Burnett County15,31315,3920.56263
Calumet County49,99450,1590.32929
Chippewa County63,76264,1350.62525
Clark County34,56934,7090.44141
Columbia County57,23657,3580.22626
Crawford County16,22316,2910.45959
Dane County536,780542,364122
Dodge County87,75087,8470.11919
Door County27,48027,6100.54545
Douglas County43,32743,208-0.33434
Dunn County44,69945,13113232
Eau Claire County103,674104,5340.81414
Florence County4,3564,321-0.87272
Fond du Lac County102,371103,0660.71616
Forest County8,9708,9910.26868
Grant County51,80651,554-0.52727
Green County36,84736,9290.23939
Green Lake County18,78518,9180.75555
Iowa County23,71423,7710.24848
Iron County5,6725,6760.17070
Jackson County20,47420,47805050
Jefferson County84,77585,1290.42020
Juneau County26,47926,6170.54646
Kenosha County168,582169,2900.488
Kewaunee County20,39720,383-0.15152
La Crosse County118,116118,2300.11212
Lafayette County16,68916,665-0.15757
Langlade County19,17119,2680.55454
Lincoln County27,76627,689-0.34444
Manitowoc County79,14079,074-0.12121
Marathon County135,415135,42801011
Marinette County40,29040,4340.43737
Marquette County15,28315,43416362
Menominee County4,6434,6580.37171
Milwaukee County950,588948,201-0.311
Monroe County45,61746,05113030
Oconto County37,52637,8300.83838
Oneida County35,28735,4700.54040
Outagamie County186,064187,3650.766
Ozaukee County88,43089,1470.81818
Pepin County7,2467,2890.66969
Pierce County41,98342,5551.43535
Polk County43,38743,5980.53333
Portage County70,60870,9420.52323
Price County13,40613,397-0.16666
Racine County195,949196,5840.355
Richland County17,48817,377-0.65656
Rock County162,320163,1290.599
Rusk County14,17914,147-0.26565
St. Croix County88,60789,6941.21717
Sauk County63,91864,2490.52424
Sawyer County16,39116,4890.65858
Shawano County40,88140,796-0.23636
Sheboygan County115,235115,4560.21313
Taylor County20,33320,4120.45251
Trempealeau County29,36129,4420.34343
Vernon County30,73730,7850.24242
Vilas County21,70621,9381.14949
Walworth County102,956103,7180.71515
Washburn County15,77015,8780.76060
Washington County135,063135,6930.51110
Waukesha County401,070403,0720.533
Waupaca County51,15351,12802828
Waushara County24,18624,2630.34747
Winnebago County170,375171,0200.477
Wood County73,11273,055-0.12222


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