Cities & States

Milwaukee County
Population: 955,939
Dane County
Population: 510,198
Waukesha County
Population: 393,873
Brown County
Population: 254,717
Racine County
Population: 194,895
Outagamie County
Population: 180,430
Winnebago County
Population: 169,004
Kenosha County
Population: 167,738
Rock County
Population: 160,727
Marathon County
Population: 135,177


State of Wisconsin Demographics

Wisconsin is located in the heart of the Midwest, with coastlines on Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior. It is a state with mixed results for employment. While it has lagged behind the national average in job creation, it beats the national unemployment rate. The manufacturing sector continues to beat national averages, and is projected to do so at least through 2017. (Source: Wisconsin Department of Revenue)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Wisconsin for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State of Wisconsin has a very strong employment scorecard. The civilian labor force increased a healthy 1.22 percent. Wisconsin’s labor force participation rate increased 0.5 percent to a very healthy 68.8 percent, surpassing the U.S. rate of 62.9 percent as of August 2017. The unemployment rate fell 0.8 percent to 3.4 percent. Wisconsin saw strong positive movement in all three scorecard metrics. You can view what jobs are available in Wisconsin, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

wisconsin demographics

View more Wisconsin demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Wisconsin below. More employment information for the State of Wisconsin and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the manufacturing sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by government and government enterprises; healthcare and social assistance; retail trade; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
6.01% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Wisconsin

Directory of Counties in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Unemployment Data
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