Demographic Profile of Hispanics in
Wisconsin, 2011

This profile contains demographic and economic facts about the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations in the state of Wisconsin . All analyses are from Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the 1% Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) sample of the 2011 American Community Survey 1. For some states where the population of Hispanics or other groups is relatively small, reliable estimates of some indicators cannot be generated. This is indicated by the insertion of "n/a" in the text of this document and in the associated tables.

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Population and National Origin

    U.S. Rank 2
Total Hispanic Population in Wisconsin 344,000 25
Hispanics as Percent of State Population 6% 31
Hispanics as Percent of U.S. Hispanic Population 0.7% 25
Native-Born Hispanics (Percent of Hispanics) 70% 17
Foreign-Born Hispanics (Percent of Hispanics) 30% 35
Mexican Origin (Percent of Hispanics) 71% 22
Non-Mexican Origin (Percent of Hispanics) 29% 26

Age

  Median Age (years)
All Hispanics 23
Native-Born Hispanics 16
Foreign-Born Hispanics 35
Non-Hispanic Whites 42
Non-Hispanic Blacks 28

Marriage and Fertility

Marriage: Persons Ages 15 and Older Percent Married
All Hispanics 43%
Native-Born Hispanics 34%
Foreign-Born Hispanics 55%
Non-Hispanic Whites 54%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 21%
Fertility: Women 15 to 44
Births to Hispanic Women (12 month period prior to survey) 8,000
Hispanic Births as a Percent of All Births in Wisconsin 11%
Births to Native-Born Hispanics 6,000 (71%)
Births to Foreign-Born Hispanics n/a

Economic Status

Earnings: Persons 16
and older with earnings
Median U.S. Rank
Annual Personal Earnings of Hispanics $20,000 18
Annual Personal Earnings of Non-Hispanic Whites $30,000 23
Annual Personal Earnings of Non-Hispanic Blacks $16,800 39
Poverty Percent in Poverty 3
Hispanics 17 and Younger 35%
Non-Hispanic Whites 17 and Younger 13%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 17 and Younger 51%
Hispanics 18-64 21%
Non-Hispanic Whites 18-64 10%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 18-64 37%
Homeownership: Householders Homeownership Rate U.S. Rank
Hispanics 44% 23
Non-Hispanic Whites 72% 28
Non-Hispanic Blacks 26% 35

Health Insurance

Percent Uninsured
Hispanics 25%
Native-Born Hispanics 15%
Foreign-Born Hispanics 50%
Non-Hispanic Whites 7%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 17%
Hispanics 17 and Younger 9%
Non-Hispanic Whites 17 and Younger 4%
Non-Hispanic Blacks 17 and Younger 4%

School Enrollment

U.S. Rank
Number of Hispanics Enrolled in K-12 92,000 23
Hispanics as Percent of All K-12 Students 10% 27

Language

Language at Home: Persons 5 and Older
Only English Spoken at Home 118,000 (39%)
Language Other than Only English Spoken at Home 185,000 (61%)
  1. Users should exercise caution when comparing the 2011 estimates with estimates for previous years. Population estimates in the 2010 ACS and later are based on the latest information from the 2010 Decennial Census; the 2005 to 2009 ACS estimates are based on the latest information available for those surveys—updates of the 2000 Decennial Census. The impact of this discontinuity on comparisons between the 2010 ACS and earlier years is discussed in a recent Pew Hispanic report.
  2. National rankings include the District of Columbia as well as the 50 states. Some states may not be ranked due to small sample size.
  3. For detailed information on how poverty status is determined, see http://usa.ipums.org/usa-action/variables/POVERTY. Due to the way in which the IPUMS assigns poverty values, these data will differ from those that might be provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.