Census: Wisconsin incomes rise, poverty decreases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau figures show that household income in most Wisconsin counties has risen in recent years, while the percentage of residents in poverty has declined.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the figures released Thursday compare data from 2013-2017 to the previous five-year period, which included the Great Recession.

Median household income increased by an average of about $3,200 in 15 of the state’s 72 counties. Thirteen counties had a statistically significant change in family poverty rates, with only three seeing an increase.

The bureau also released its American Community Survey, which covers social, economic, housing and demographic topics.

The survey found a connection between income and internet access. More than 90 percent of Wisconsin households with income above $75,000 had broadband, compared to just 75 percent of those with incomes of $20,000 to $75,000.

___

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACK 9 WEATHER

Wausau
19°
Eagle River
23°
Rhinelander
24°
Stevens Point
18°
Wisconsin Rapids
19°
Marshfield
17°
A chance of snow on Wednesday

A chance of snow on Wednesday

Today: Clouds and areas of fog in the morning giving way to some hazy sun in the afternoon. High: 28

Click for forecast details
Connect With Us
Top Stories

Woman to be sentenced in step-son’s Oneida Co. death

Ellen Tran is scheduled to be sentenced in Oneida County for the death of her 20-month-old step son Tuesday. 

Recall: More than 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage links may contain metal pieces

More than 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage are being taken off shelves this week.

Wausau West to host robotics tournament for first time

Wausau will host a high school robotics tournament for the first time this weekend. Wausau West will have six teams

School bus carrying West Bend students involved in crash

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. — A school bus carrying West Bend High School students was involved in a crash in Kewaskum on

A Portage County woman shares her story of being scammed this holiday season

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) — Kim Sorenson was scammed three separate times for more than $2,000 since Black Friday. Scammers

Scroll to top
Skip to content