Wisconsin PopulationWisconsin (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 of Wisconsin, and other top 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 2023 is estimated to be 5.92 million, ranks 20th populous state in United States. Its area is 65,498 sq miles (169,640 sq km) ranks 23rd largest in US. Platteville, Milwaukee, Rice Lake and Beloit are the most dangerous cities in Wisconsin State.
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- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Wisconsin
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Wisconsin
July 1, 2020
Wisconsin Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Wisconsin by race are:
White population in Wisconsin are 4,950,577, percentage wise 85.90 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Wisconsin are 365,884, percentage wise 6.35 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Wisconsin, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in Wisconsin are 152,325, percentage wise 2.64 percent are asians, out of these 30,062 are Asian Indians, 23,371 are Chinese, 8,770 are Filipinos, 2,685 are Japanese, 8,439 are Korean, 5,334 are Vietnamese and 73,664 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in Wisconsin are 380,590. Percentage wise 6.60 percent are hispanics, out of these 276,508 are Mexican people, 56,344 are Puerto Ricans, 4,345 are Cubans, and 43,393 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
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.
|Black or African American||365,884||6.35%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||50,094||0.869%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||875||0.015%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||15,716||0.273%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||204||0.004%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||720||0.012%|
|Other Asian Population||73,664|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1,811||0.03%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||429||0.007%|
|Other Pacific Islander||624|
|Some other race||111,435|
|Hispanic or Latino||380,590||6.60%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||43,393|
Top Cities of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Wisconsin by age is 5,763,217, out of these 2,864,115 are male, 2,899,102 are female, The sex ratio of Wisconsin is 988. The Wisconsin population by age are, under 15 years is 1,069,328, 15 years and over is 4,693,889, 30 years and over is 3,549,787, 65 years and over is 896,724 and 85 years and over is 126,151. 49.70 percent are male, 50.30 percent are female, 18.55 percent are under 15 years old, 81.45 percent are 15 years and over, 61.59 percent are 30 years and over, 15.56 percent are 65 years and over, 2.19 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in WI
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 English||4,955,244||91.33|
Wisconsin state high school and college education stats as per table below:
|Population 18 to 24 years||561,451||285,875||275,576|
|Less than high school graduate||63,332||36,445||26,887|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||178,370||100,115||78,255|
|Some college or associates degree||258,752||123,378||135,374|
|Bachelors degree or higher||60,997||25,937||35,060|
|Population 25 years and over||3,907,816||1,916,786||1,991,030|
|Less than 9th grade||110,095||57,750||52,345|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||213,704||118,687||95,017|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||1,222,791||623,297||599,494|
|Some college, no degree||814,870||396,945||417,925|
|Graduate or professional degree||386,068||183,562||202,506|
|High school graduate or higher||3,157,910||1,535,446||1,622,464|
|Bachelors degree or higher||1,024,488||483,230||541,258|
|Black or African||206,121||97,276||108,845|
|High school graduate or higher||169,144||77,996||91,148|
|Bachelors degree or higher||28,739||11,290||17,449|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||30,755||15,185||15,570|
|High school graduate or higher||26,534||12,820||13,714|
|Bachelors degree or higher||4,474||1,997||2,477|
|High school graduate or higher||72,772||35,611||37,161|
|Bachelors degree or higher||41,159||20,217||20,942|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1,179||558||621|
|High school graduate or higher||935||460||475|
|Bachelors degree or higher||213||42||171|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||186,433||97,480||88,953|
|High school graduate or higher||125,774||63,346||62,428|
|Bachelors degree or higher||24,487||10,517||13,970|
Disable population of Wisconsin state stats as per table below:
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||675,224|
|Black or African American||52,263|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||7,677|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||276|
|Some other race||9,186|
|With a hearing difficulty||201,176|
|With a vision difficulty||102,717|
|With a cognitive difficulty||251,120|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||324,358|
|With a self-care difficulty||128,141|
|With an independent living difficulty||224,246|
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.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Eau Claire County||103,674||104,534||0.8||14||14|
|Fond du Lac County||102,371||103,066||0.7||16||16|
|Green Lake County||18,785||18,918||0.7||55||55|
|La Crosse County||118,116||118,230||0.1||12||12|
|St. Croix County||88,607||89,694||1.2||17||17|
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