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Wood County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 72,999 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 75,555 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,428
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,701
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,380
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,469 (it was 7,755 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 793 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wood County: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Wood County, WI (2019)
    • 67,42492.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2803.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5442.1%Asian alone
    • 1,0501.4%Two or more races
    • 5160.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3600.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 940.1%Some other race alone
    • 310.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

44.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 35,862  (49.1%)
Females: 37,137  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Wood County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,278 ($41,595 in 1999)
This county:

$56,278
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $579 (lower quartile is $416, upper quartile is $706)
This county:

$579
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $131,000 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Wood:

$131,000
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,900 - $196,700

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $170,624
Here:

$170,624
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $203,957
Here:

$203,957
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $120,071
Here:

$120,071
State:

$191,549

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,314
Here:

$166,314
State:

$185,896

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $533,484
Here:

$533,484
State:

$204,140

Mobile homes: $47,282
Here:

$47,282
State:

$56,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,029
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $458

Institutionalized population: 604

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 164
  • Auto thefts: 20

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 99
  • Thefts: 189
  • Auto thefts: 19
Wood County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 197 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 1998: 278 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 1999: 318 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2000: 232 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2001: 240 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2002: 274 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2003: 262 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2004: 264 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2005: 272 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2006: 178 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2007: 155 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2008: 125 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2009: 107 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2010: 77 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2011: 67 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2012: 97 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2013: 69 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2014: 78 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2015: 81 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2016: 89 buildings, average cost: $234,700
  • 2017: 105 buildings, average cost: $187,600
  • 2018: 102 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2019: 92 buildings, average cost: $250,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Wood, WI residents
Average permit cost in Wood, WI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,336 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,245 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Wood, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wood, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wood, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.8%
Wood County:

11.8%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.2% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for American Indian residents, 4.4% for other race residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.8 years old
(Males: 44.2 years old, Females: 45.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.4 years old, Black residents: 51.4 years old, American Indian residents: 30.1 years old, Asian residents: 31.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.1 years old, Other race residents: 44.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wood County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $518 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Grand Rapids, Saratoga, Lake Wazeecha, Nekoosa, Port Edwards, Seneca, Sigel, Biron.

Wood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Pleasant Corners (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wood County include: Little Plum Church (A), Pepin Hill Church (B), Holy Rosary Church (C), Chippewa Valley Church (D), Stockholm Church (E), Saint Josephs Church (F), Sabylund Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Little Plum Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Holy Rosary Cemetery (3), Oakwood Cemetery (4), East Pepin Cemetery (5), Round Hill Cemetery (6), Waubeek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Schlosser Lake (A), Silver Birch Lake (B), Lake Pepin (C), Thompson Lake (D), Dead Lake (E), Wilcox Lake (F), 0.07 Reservoir (G), 3 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Plum Creek (A), Arkansaw Creek (B), Bear Creek (C), Bogus Creek (D), Swinger Slough (E), Thompson Slough (F), Porcupine Creek (G), Eau Galle River (H), Ninemile Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wood County include: Five-Mile Bluff Prairie State Natural Area (1), Maiden Rock Bluff State Natural Area (2), Nine Mile Island State Natural Area (3), Silver Birch Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Custer County, Idaho , Crawford County, Michigan , Jackson County , Nicollet County, Minnesota , St. Croix County , Sibley County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Wood, WI
County total employment by year in Wood, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Wood, WI

Current college students: 2,792
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,266 (53.2% naturalized citizens)

Wood County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3352010 or later
  • 6142000 to 2009
  • 3051990 to 1999
  • 4441980 to 1989
  • 1041970 to 1979
  • 317Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.1%

Wood County marital status for males Wood County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,670
  • One, attached: 575
  • Two: 2,079
  • 3 or 4: 688
  • 5 to 9: 860
  • 10 to 19: 799
  • 20 to 49: 1,450
  • 50 or more: 1,149
  • Mobile homes: 1,202
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Wood County with a mortgage: 13,919 (494 second mortgage, 1,648 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,702

Here:

59.1% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wood County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,05018
Evangelical Protestant16,32751
Mainline Protestant7,78525
Other9736
None22,614-
Wood County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Wood County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Wood County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 65
This county:

8.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wood County:

8.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Wood County:

28.4%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Wood County:

Average size of farms: 206 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,528
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $287.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.92%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,171
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.11%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $73,246
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 44.11%
Corn for grain: 26603 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 421 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10951 harvested acres
Vegetables: 438 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 39 acres

Tornado activity:

Wood County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 6680539.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused $120,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wood County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from Wood County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 428.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 308.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 403.9 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 186.9 miles away from Wood County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 428.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: July 18, 2019 - July 20, 2019, FEMA Id: 4459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1944: October 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1944, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2002 to September 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1432: September 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 1432, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1429: July 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1429, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wood County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wood

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,805 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 3,476 (9.4%)
  • Bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 413 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 225 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 786 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,378 (3.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (26%)
  • Pakistan (9%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Laos (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wood County


  • German (42%)
  • American (10%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Wood County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 608 people in nursing homes
  • 245 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 104 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 84 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 66 people in other group homes
  • 38 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 18 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Wood County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 478 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 193 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 99 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,022.

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.96% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($29,727 average AGI)
1.30% relocated from other states ($13,291 average AGI)
Wood County:

1.30%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Portage County, WI  0.86% ($38,967 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.79% ($39,397)
from Clark County, WI  0.31% ($35,687)
from Adams County, WI  0.26% ($40,341)
from Dane County, WI  0.19% ($55,102)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.14% ($46,186)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.08% ($36,000)


5.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.03% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($35,694 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($15,285 average AGI)
Wood County:

1.28%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marathon County, WI  0.85% ($53,070 average AGI)
to Portage County, WI  0.82% ($40,185)
to Dane County, WI  0.25% ($51,148)
to Clark County, WI  0.25% ($39,449)
to Adams County, WI  0.17% ($28,309)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.11% ($43,028)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.10% ($38,758)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Wood County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Wood County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wood County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wood County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wood County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wood County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wood County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wood County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wood County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,974 (12,316 aged, 1,658 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 583 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wood County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,170)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (866)
  • Unspecified dementia (817)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (797)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (711)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (561)
  • Congestive heart failure (480)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (477)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (321)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (173)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.66
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,822
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 668
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,813

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,106
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 988
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 127.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 72.5
  • Other - 55.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 72,999
  • Male householders: 17,014 (4,635 living alone), Female householders: 15,670 (6,113 living alone)
  • 15,211 spouses (15,112 opposite-sex spouses), 2,395 unmarried partners, (2,333 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,204 children (17,746 natural, 162 adopted, 1,296 stepchildren), 571 grandchildren, 503 brothers or sisters, 677 parents, 0 foster children, 437 other relatives, 456 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 861

Size of family households: 10,876 2-persons, 3,772 3-persons, 3,664 4-persons, 1,121 5-persons, 492 6-persons, 297 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,748 1-person, 1,701 2-persons, 13 3-persons.

10,348 married couples with children.
4,655 single-parent households (1,373 men, 3,282 women).

95.6% of residents of Wood speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $396,145,000 ($5,268 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,285,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $206,539,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $82,822,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,477,000
Federal grants: $80,521,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,507,000 ($684,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,280,000 ($940,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,533,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,127,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,208,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,441
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,531
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +351
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,484
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wood County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.46 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • 8142014 or later
  • 3552010 to 2013
  • 3,3442000 to 2009
  • 4,9871990 to 1999
  • 3,3011980 to 1989
  • 6,1491970 to 1979
  • 3,3381960 to 1969
  • 4,0701950 to 1959
  • 3,2341940 to 1949
  • 5,8871939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • 181 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 4243 rooms
  • 1,4804 rooms
  • 4,5415 rooms
  • 5,1086 rooms
  • 3,6557 rooms
  • 3,4808 rooms
  • 4,9099+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • 3521 room
  • 5062 rooms
  • 1,2443 rooms
  • 2,8514 rooms
  • 2,1905 rooms
  • 9496 rooms
  • 2637 rooms
  • 3228 rooms
  • 3869+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • 18no bedroom
  • 2511 bedroom
  • 4,3592 bedrooms
  • 12,2203 bedrooms
  • 5,5344 bedrooms
  • 1,2395+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wood County, Wisconsin
  • 365no bedroom
  • 1,7491 bedroom
  • 4,3722 bedrooms
  • 2,1143 bedrooms
  • 3874 bedrooms
  • 765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wood County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wood County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wood County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 494no vehicle
  • 5,4801 vehicle
  • 11,2342 vehicles
  • 3,8793 vehicles
  • 1,7144 vehicles
  • 8205+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wood County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wood County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,261no vehicle
  • 5,1611 vehicle
  • 2,0312 vehicles
  • 4983 vehicles
  • 1124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.9% of Wood County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Wisconsin.

Wood County:

87.9%
State average:

86.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 60,061
  • Other state: 11,634
  • Northeast: 867
  • Midwest: 8,277
  • South: 1,224
  • West: 1,266
Year householders moved into unit in Wood County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wood County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 69.3%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.2%Wood
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%Electricity
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 35.1%Electricity
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 803
Here:

11.2%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 570
Here:

17.5%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 110
Here:

5.8%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wood County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,728,000
    Parks and Recreation: $540,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,916,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $213,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $17,799,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,034,000
    Regular Highways: $10,150,000
    Hospitals: $9,366,000
    Police Protection: $7,198,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,927,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,556,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,529,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,666,000
    General - Other: $1,504,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,368,000
    Financial Administration: $1,139,000
    Libraries: $890,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $554,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $803,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $462,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,941,000
    Health and Hospitals: $936,000
    Other: $386,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,819,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,009,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,361,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $304,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $270,000
    Rents: $181,000
    Sale of Property: $45,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $942,000
    Police Protection: $498,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $142,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,032,000
    Highways: $5,830,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,610,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,913,000
    Other: $1,956,000
    Education: $1,084,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,521,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,809,000
    Other License: $342,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $212,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $187,000
    Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,458,000

Wood County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,728,000
    Parks and Recreation: $540,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,916,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $213,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $17,799,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,034,000
    Regular Highways: $10,150,000
    Hospitals: $9,366,000
    Police Protection: $7,198,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,927,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,556,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,529,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,666,000
    General - Other: $1,504,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,368,000
    Financial Administration: $1,139,000
    Libraries: $890,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $554,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $803,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $462,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,941,000
    Health and Hospitals: $936,000
    Other: $386,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,819,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,009,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,361,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $304,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $270,000
    Rents: $181,000
    Sale of Property: $45,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $942,000
    Police Protection: $498,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $142,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,032,000
    Highways: $5,830,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,610,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,913,000
    Other: $1,956,000
    Education: $1,084,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,521,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,809,000
    Other License: $342,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $212,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $187,000
    Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,458,000

Wood County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,728,000
    Parks and Recreation: $540,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,916,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $213,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $17,799,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,034,000
    Regular Highways: $10,150,000
    Hospitals: $9,366,000
    Police Protection: $7,198,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,927,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,556,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,529,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,666,000
    General - Other: $1,504,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,368,000
    Financial Administration: $1,139,000
    Libraries: $890,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $554,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $803,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $462,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,941,000
    Health and Hospitals: $936,000
    Other: $386,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,819,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,009,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,361,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $304,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $270,000
    Rents: $181,000
    Sale of Property: $45,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $942,000
    Police Protection: $498,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $142,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,032,000
    Highways: $5,830,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,610,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,913,000
    Other: $1,956,000
    Education: $1,084,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,521,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,809,000
    Other License: $342,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $212,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $187,000
    Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,458,000

Wood County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,728,000
    Parks and Recreation: $540,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,916,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $213,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $17,799,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,034,000
    Regular Highways: $10,150,000
    Hospitals: $9,366,000
    Police Protection: $7,198,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,927,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,556,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,529,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,666,000
    General - Other: $1,504,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,368,000
    Financial Administration: $1,139,000
    Libraries: $890,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $554,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $803,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $462,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,941,000
    Health and Hospitals: $936,000
    Other: $386,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,819,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,009,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,361,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $304,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $270,000
    Rents: $181,000
    Sale of Property: $45,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $942,000
    Police Protection: $498,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $142,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,032,000
    Highways: $5,830,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,610,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,913,000
    Other: $1,956,000
    Education: $1,084,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,521,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,809,000
    Other License: $342,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $212,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $187,000
    Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,458,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,128
  • Number of aged recipients: 97
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,031
  • Number of recipients under 18: 156
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 769
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 203
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 468
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 466
Most common first names in Wood County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John58077.4 years
William44177.6 years
Mary42782.4 years
Robert41571.7 years
George33578.2 years
Joseph31178.6 years
Edward28977.5 years
Margaret28781.8 years
Frank28680.6 years
James28471.1 years
Most common last names in Wood County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson21477.4 years
Smith15776.8 years
Anderson14878.3 years
Miller11078.7 years
Olson10576.8 years
Nelson9978.9 years
Peterson9577.7 years
Schmidt9179.9 years
Schultz6976.1 years
Meyer6278.8 years
Businesses in Wood County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Bath & Body Works1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Sleep Inn1
Ford2Staples1
GNC1Subway4
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill5U-Haul5
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Home Depot1UPS5
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York3Walmart1
KFC1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

Wood County on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"