Polk County vs. Barron County

Polk County (WI)Barron County (WI)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)43,59845,164
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)-1.4%-1.5%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)44,20245,867
Population, Census, April 1, 201044,20545,870
Persons under 5 years, percent5.0%5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent20.9%21.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent20.6%21.9%
Female persons, percent49.6%49.9%
White alone, percent96.4%95.3%
Black or African American alone, percent0.4%1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.1%1.1%
Asian alone, percent0.6%0.7%
Two or More Races, percent1.4%1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent2.0%2.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent94.8%93.1%
Veterans, 2014-20183,0853,225
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20181.2%2.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)24,78724,208
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201878.4%75.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$164,700$150,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,337$1,168
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$515$499
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$751$669
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-20139.7%14.6%
Building permits, 2018203239
Households, 2014-201818,31419,108
Persons per household, 2014-20182.342.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201888.6%88.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-20182.4%3.8%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201885.9%85.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201874.7%74.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201893.5%90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201820.4%19.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20189.6%10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent6.5%8.0%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201863.7%62.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201859.6%58.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)42,24959,114
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)226,974282,259
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)995,3211,520,659
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)183,918165,988
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)452,007713,305
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$10,365$15,597
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201829.020.3
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$56,932$50,903
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$29,489$28,326
Persons in poverty, percent9.6%12.3%
Total employer establishments, 20171,1221,328
Total employment, 201713,56717,341
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)484,260644,324
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20172.6%3.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 20173,2393,108
All firms, 20124,7214,231
Men-owned firms, 20122,6422,212
Women-owned firms, 20121,2481,035
Minority-owned firms, 20126081
Nonminority-owned firms, 20124,4553,968
Veteran-owned firms, 2012442397
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20123,9803,489
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.6%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20071.0%0.0%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200727.3%19.9%
Population per square mile, 201048.453.2
Land area in square miles, 2010913.96862.71

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Polk county (WI) and Barron county (WI) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.