Migration Profile for Wisconsin, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Wisconsin in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Wisconsin People Moving into Wisconsin People Moving out of Wisconsin Net # People Moving into Wisconsin from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 105,191 110,801 -5,610 0.95
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 20,611 23,225 -2,614 0.89
Aged 18-19 8,565 11,682 -3,117 0.73
Aged 20-24 16,791 18,418 -1,627 0.91
Aged 25-34 23,894 25,479 -1,585 0.94
Aged 35-44 14,742 12,516 2,226 1.18
Aged 45-54 7,697 9,346 -1,649 0.82
Aged 55-64 7,016 5,854 1,162 1.20
Aged 65+ 5,875 4,281 1,594 1.37
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 41,097 46,185 -5,088 0.89
Married 33,193 31,649 1,544 1.05
Divorced 7,965 8,355 -390 0.95
Separated 1,923 1,505 418 1.28
Widowed 2,506 2,554 -48 0.98
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 5,131 3,468 1,663 1.48
High School Graduate 14,443 11,080 3,363 1.30
Some college or Associates degree 15,933 16,795 -862 0.95
Bachelor’s Degree 12,536 15,329 -2,793 0.82
Graduate or Professional Degree 11,181 10,804 377 1.03
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 7,452 8,795 -1,343 0.85
$1-$9,999 24,103 24,861 -758 0.97
$10,000-$24,999 21,168 23,237 -2,069 0.91
$25,000-$49,999 19,065 15,846 3,219 1.20
$50,000-$74,999 8,399 9,109 -710 0.92
$75,000+ 6,497 8,400 -1,903 0.77
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 19,899 19,227 672 1.03
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 8,112 5,261 2,851 1.54
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 66,771 71,482 -4,711 0.93

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Wisconsin” refers to those people living in Wisconsin in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Wisconsin” refers to those people living in Wisconsin in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.95 means that very every 100 people leaving Wisconsin for another state, 95 people are moving to Wisconsin from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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