Beaver Dam, WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
89,032
0.271% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.7
0.235% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.62%
2.18% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,747
8.05% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$201,000
15.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Beaver Dam, WI had a population of 89k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $71,747. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Beaver Dam, WI declined from 89,274 to 89,032, a −0.271% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,403 to $71,747, a 8.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Beaver Dam, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and White (Hispanic) (2.11%).

None of the households in Beaver Dam, 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.

98.4% of the residents in Beaver Dam, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beaver Dam, WI are Advanced College of Cosmetology (15 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Beaver Dam, WI was $201,000, and the homeownership rate was 70.6%.

Most people in Beaver Dam, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaver Dam, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Beaver Dam, WI is home to a population of 89k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.53% of Beaver Dam, WI residents were born outside of the country (2.25k people).

In 2022, there were 35.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.2k people) in Beaver Dam, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.99k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Beaver Dam, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Beaver Dam, WI was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Beaver Dam, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    79.2k ± 139
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.24k ± 288
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.99k ± 448
5.51%
Hispanic Population
4.9k people

In 2022, there were 35.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.2k people) in Beaver Dam, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.99k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.51% of the people in Beaver Dam, WI are hispanic (4.9k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.25k people
2.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.28k people

As of 2022, 2.53% of Beaver Dam, WI residents (2.25k 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 Beaver Dam, WI was 2.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,101 ± 230
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    832 ± 163
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    598 ± 190

Beaver Dam, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Beaver Dam, WI employs 47.1k people. The largest industries in Beaver Dam, WI are Manufacturing (13,033 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,944 people), and Retail Trade (5,412 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,266), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,417), and Construction ($62,347).

Occupations

47.1k
2022 Value
± 1,382
−0.371%
1 Year decline
± 4.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beaver Dam, WI declined at a rate of −0.371%, from 47.2k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaver Dam, WI, are Production Occupations (7,571 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,763 people), and Management Occupations (4,582 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaver Dam, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.1k
2022 Value
± 1,382
−0.371%
1 Year decline
± 4.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beaver Dam, WI declined at a rate of −0.371%, from 47.2k employees to 47.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaver Dam, WI, are Manufacturing (13,033 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,944 people), and Retail Trade (5,412 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaver Dam, WI, though some of these residents may live in Beaver Dam, 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

$52,159
Median earning men ± $1,243
$36,175
Median earning women ± $1,104

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,333), Construction ($64,898), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,861).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,840), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,697), and Construction ($45,168).

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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. 611
    Manufacturing
  2. 574
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 370
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Beaver Dam, WI awarded 15 degrees. The student population of Beaver Dam, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 26 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaver Dam, WI are White (13 and 86.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 13.3%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Beaver Dam, WI by number of degrees awarded are Advanced College of Cosmetology (15 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Beaver Dam, WI are General Cosmetology (15 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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 Beaver Dam, WI was $201,000 in 2022, which is 0.713 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $173,700 to $201,000, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaver Dam, WI is 70.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Beaver Dam, WI have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Beaver Dam, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Beaver Dam, WI is $71,747. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Beaver Dam, 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

$201,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,002
$25,144
Median Property Taxes
±$877

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 Beaver Dam, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.6% of the housing units in Beaver Dam, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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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 Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, 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.
$71,747
Median Household Income
± $1,661
35.6k
Number of Households
± 1,120

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.6k households in Beaver Dam, WI grew to $71,747 from the previous year's value of $66,403.

The following chart displays the households in Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, 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 (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.09%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.5%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Beaver Dam, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.09%) and those who worked at home (6.5%).

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

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaver Dam, WI have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Beaver Dam, 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 Beaver Dam, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Beaver Dam, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaver Dam, WI (6.49k out of 85.1k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Beaver Dam, 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

95.9% of the population of Beaver Dam, WI has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.2% 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).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.08%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaver Dam, WI grew by 1.41% from 4.02% to 4.08%.

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

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