Jefferson County, WI

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2020 Population
84,837
0.161% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41.3
0.487% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.4%
0.665% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$67,167
1.32% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$194,300
2.05% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
46,230
0.0411% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Jefferson County, WI had a population of 84.8k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $67,167. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jefferson County, WI grew from 84,701 to 84,837, a 0.161% increase and its median household income grew from $66,291 to $67,167, a 1.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.82%), Other (Hispanic) (2.25%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.903%).

None of the households in Jefferson County, 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.

98.1% of the residents in Jefferson County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County, WI are Maranatha Baptist University (217 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson County, WI was $194,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Jefferson County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Jefferson County, WI is home to a population of 84.8k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.19% of Jefferson County, WI residents were born outside of the country (2.71k people).

In 2020, there were 23.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.8k people) in Jefferson County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.24k White (Hispanic) and 1.91k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Jefferson County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, WI was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    75.8k ± 59
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.24k ± 467
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.91k ± 481
7.25%
Hispanic Population
6.15k people

In 2020, there were 23.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.8k people) in Jefferson County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.24k White (Hispanic) and 1.91k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.25% of the people in Jefferson County, WI are hispanic (6.15k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    83,497 ± 7,043 people
  2. India
    23,435 ± 3,751 people
  3. China
    16,997 ± 3,196 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 83,497 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,435 and China with 16,997.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.19%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.71k people
3.38%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.86k people

As of 2020, 3.19% of Jefferson County, WI residents (2.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson County, WI was 3.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,610 ± 213
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    900 ± 219
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    563 ± 145

Jefferson County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Jefferson County, WI employs 46.2k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, WI are Manufacturing (9,415 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,775 people), and Retail Trade (4,858 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,417), Public Administration ($61,321), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,536).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

46.2k
2020 Value
± 1,417
0.0411%
1 Year growth
± 4.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, WI grew at a rate of 0.0411%, from 46.2k employees to 46.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, WI, are Production Occupations (5,162 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,810 people), and Management Occupations (4,651 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

46.2k
2020 Value
± 1,417
0.0411%
1 Year growth
± 4.07%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, WI grew at a rate of 0.0411%, from 46.2k employees to 46.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, WI, are Manufacturing (9,415 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,775 people), and Retail Trade (4,858 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson County, 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

$45,351
Median earning men ± $1,315
$32,100
Median earning women ± $917

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,963), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,708), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,318).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($50,761), Wholesale Trade ($44,492), and Construction ($39,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 644
    Manufacturing
  2. 630
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 436
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.72M
    Manufacturing
  2. $353k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $204k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.32%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Jefferson County, WI awarded 217 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, WI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 425 male students and 491 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County, WI are White (194 and 91.1%), followed by Two or More Races (8 and 3.76%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 1.41%), and Unknown (3 and 1.41%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Maranatha Baptist University (217 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County, WI are General Education (45 and 20.7%), General Interdisciplinary Studies (23 and 10.6%), and Biblical Studies (18 and 8.29%).

The median tuition cost in Jefferson County, WI for private four year colleges is $16,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Jefferson County, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 62.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 916 (46.4% men and 53.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 916 students enrolled in Jefferson County, WI, 46.4% men and 53.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 757 records, of which 53.5% were women and 46.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 22 degree-majors awarded
  2. 10 degree-majors awarded
  3. 9 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jefferson County, WI was General Interdisciplinary Studies with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
217 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Maranatha Baptist University with 217 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 101 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County, WI, which is 0.871 times less than the 116 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 194 degrees mean that there were 24.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,320) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.628% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.581% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.39M), Some college (1.04M), and Bachelors Degree (875k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, WI was $194,300 in 2020, which is 0.846 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $190,400 to $194,300, a 2.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, WI is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jefferson County, WI have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, WI is $67,167. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, WI was Census Tract 1006.01 with a value of $107,375, followed by Census Tract 1012.02 and Census Tract 1017.01, with respective values of $101,042 and $87,632.

In 2021, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.32%.

Property

$194,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,377
$23,751
Median Property Taxes
±$920

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Jefferson County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2020
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.2% of the housing units in Jefferson County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1006.01
  2. Census Tract 1012.02
  3. Census Tract 1017.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, WI was Census Tract 1006.01 with a value of $107,375, followed by Census Tract 1012.02 and Census Tract 1017.01, with respective values of $101,042 and $87,632.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson County, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,167
Median Household Income
± $2,187
33.3k
Number of Households
± 1,214

In 2020, the median household income of the 33.3k households in Jefferson County, WI grew to $67,167 from the previous year's value of $66,291.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, 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 Jefferson County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.16%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.07%)

In 2020, 81.9% of workers in Jefferson County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.16%) and those who worked at home (5.07%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, WI have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Jefferson County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, WI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.32%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, WI (6.87k out of 81.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 8.4% of the children was living in poverty in Jefferson County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 148 in Jefferson County, WI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 45.2 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

95.8% of the population of Jefferson County, WI has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Wisconsin was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WI see 2240 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (2495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1695 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 974 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wisconsin, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, WI

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WI see an average of 2,240 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (2,495 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wisconsin across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.24%
Uninsured
56.8%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, WI declined by 10.6% from 4.74% to 4.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson County, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.6 in Jefferson County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.5% in Jefferson County, WI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.52% in Jefferson County, WI.

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