Wisconsin vs. Iowa

Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)5,822,4343,155,070
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)2.4%3.6%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)5,687,2853,046,871
Population, Census, April 1, 20105,686,9863,046,355
Persons under 5 years, percent5.8%6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent22.0%23.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent17.0%17.1%
Female persons, percent50.2%50.2%
White alone, percent87.1%90.7%
Black or African American alone, percent6.7%4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.2%0.5%
Asian alone, percent3.0%2.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent2.0%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent6.9%6.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent81.1%85.3%
Veterans, 2014-2018342,796188,867
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20185.0%5.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)2,710,7231,409,650
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201866.9%71.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$173,600$142,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,418$1,234
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$550$472
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$837$766
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201325.4%18.4%
Building permits, 201819,11311,518
Households, 2014-20182,343,1291,256,855
Persons per household, 2014-20182.402.41
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201885.8%84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-20188.7%8.0%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201888.0%87.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201880.4%78.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201891.9%92.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201829.5%28.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20188.2%7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent6.5%5.6%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201866.6%67.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201863.0%63.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)10,303,2565,468,687
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)40,680,62518,583,828
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)177,728,926116,668,830
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)77,066,88362,318,301
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)78,201,82244,905,624
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$13,656$14,607
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201822.019.1
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$59,209$58,580
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$32,018$31,085
Persons in poverty, percent11.0%11.2%
Total employer establishments, 2017142,13682,685
Total employment, 20172,561,3811,353,681
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)121,061,23458,926,050
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20171.5%-0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017350,624211,320
All firms, 2012432,980259,121
Men-owned firms, 2012236,252135,382
Women-owned firms, 2012133,85982,345
Minority-owned firms, 201240,50714,707
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012379,934236,561
Veteran-owned firms, 201239,83025,889
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012370,755217,779
Black-owned firms, percent, 20072.6%0.8%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.6%0.2%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20071.6%1.1%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20071.3%0.9%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200725.9%25.5%
Population per square mile, 2010105.054.5
Land area in square miles, 201054,157.8055,857.13

Source: United States Census Bureau

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