Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
105,127
0.772% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
0.494% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.56%
3.15% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$75,172
8.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$254,300
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
55,626
0.529% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI had a population of 105k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $75,172. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI declined from 105,945 to 105,127, a −0.772% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,382 to $75,172, a 8.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.22%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.93%), Other (Hispanic) (3.02%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%).

None of the households in Whitewater-Elkhorn, 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.

96.6% of the residents in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI are University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (3,231 degrees awarded in 2022) and Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (59 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI was $254,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.7%.

Most people in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI is home to a population of 105k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.02% of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI residents were born outside of the country (6.33k people).

In 2022, there were 20.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.9k people) in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.43k White (Hispanic) and 4.13k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    88.9k ± 332
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.43k ± 602
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.13k ± 740
11.4%
Hispanic Population
11.9k people

In 2022, there were 20.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.9k people) in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.43k White (Hispanic) and 4.13k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI are hispanic (11.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.33k people
5.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.94k people

As of 2022, 6.02% of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI residents (6.33k 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 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI was 5.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,835 ± 240
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,107 ± 250
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    543 ± 190

Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI employs 55.6k people. The largest industries in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI are Manufacturing (10,479 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,929 people), and Retail Trade (6,002 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,172), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,716), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,604).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

55.6k
2022 Value
± 1,575
−0.529%
1 Year decline
± 3.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI declined at a rate of −0.529%, from 55.9k employees to 55.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, are Management Occupations (6,248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,176 people), and Production Occupations (5,646 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.6k
2022 Value
± 1,575
−0.529%
1 Year decline
± 3.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI declined at a rate of −0.529%, from 55.9k employees to 55.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, are Manufacturing (10,479 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,929 people), and Retail Trade (6,002 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, though some of these residents may live in Whitewater-Elkhorn, 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

$52,700
Median earning men ± $1,921
$33,398
Median earning women ± $1,438

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,268), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,444), and Wholesale Trade ($64,919).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,839), Public Administration ($49,747), and Information ($45,833).

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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. 908
    Manufacturing
  2. 751
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 608
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI awarded 3,290 degrees. The student population of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,447 male students and 5,659 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI are White (2,767 and 84.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (234 and 7.15%), Black or African American (126 and 3.85%), and Two or More Races (65 and 1.99%).

The largest universities in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (3,231 and 98.2%) and Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (59 and 1.79%).

The most popular majors in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI are General Business (382 and 11.6%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (220 and 6.69%), and General Finance (200 and 6.08%).

The median tuition cost in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI for a public four year colleges is $6,519 for in-state students and $15,694 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,106 (49% men and 51% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,106 students enrolled in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, 49% men and 51% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,970 records, of which 50.6% were women and 49.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 175 degrees awarded
  2. 126 degrees awarded
  3. 190 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,231 degrees awarded
  2. 59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with 3,231 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,509 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, which is 0.847 times less than the 1,781 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,767 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 234 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,519) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,345) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($580) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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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 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI was $254,300 in 2022, which is 0.902 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $224,300 to $254,300, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI is 69.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI is $75,172. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

Property

$254,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,150
$29,399
Median Property Taxes
±$982

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Rent vs Own

69.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.7% of the housing units in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

The following map shows all of the counties in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,172
Median Household Income
± $2,150
42.2k
Number of Households
± 1,429

In 2022, the median household income of the 42.2k households in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI grew to $75,172 from the previous year's value of $69,382.

The following chart displays the households in Whitewater-Elkhorn, 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 Whitewater-Elkhorn, 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 (77.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.93%)
  3. Carpooled (8.26%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.93%) and those who carpooled to work (8.26%).

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

9.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI (9.79k out of 102k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whitewater-Elkhorn, 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

94% of the population of Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.833% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.01%
Uninsured
53.1%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
0.833%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI declined by 5.65% from 6.37% to 6.01%.

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