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Capital City:
Capital: Madison
State FLower:
Wood Violet
State Bird:
Robin
State #30 Admitted to Union:
May 29, 1848

People Facts Wisconsin USA
Population, 2010 5,686,986 308,745,538
Population, 2000 5,363,675 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 23.2% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 13.9% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 50.3% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 88.4% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 6.5% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 83.1% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 89.4% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 25.8% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 2,634,781 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 69.5% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $169,000 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 2,274,611 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $26,624 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $51,598 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 11.6% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 139,554 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 2,320,696 111,970,095
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 331,692 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 433,797 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 25.9% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 163,563,195 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 59,996,244 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 72,283,321 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $12,904 $12,990
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 54,157.80 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 105.0 87.4



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