Wisconsin: Profile

Government 
Governor:Scott Walker (R)
Treasurer:Matt Adamczyk (R)
Senators:Ronald Johnson (R)
Tammy Baldwin (D)
Entered Union:May 29, 1848
U.S. Representatives:8
Area 
Total Area169,635 km2 / 65,496 mi2
Land Area140,268 km2 / 54,158 mi2
Water Area29,367 km2 / 11,339 mi2
Water Area Percentage17.31 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature114°F / 46°C , Wisconsin Dells (July 13, 1936)
Record Low Temperature-55°F / -48°C , Couderay (February 4, 1996)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$305,795 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$47,414 (2015)
Population 
Population5,771,337 (2015)
Under 19 Population1,445,640 / 25.049% (2015)
65 and older Population900,763 / 15.608% (2015)
Male Population2,868,297 / 49.699% (2015)
Female Population2,903,040 / 50.301% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 174,144 (2013)
Net International Immigration 19,748 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)67,161 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)13.2% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Milwaukee600,155
Madison248,951
Green Bay105,207
Employment 
Employment 2,958,400 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$809 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.1% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$7,797 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$7,797 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$5,474 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$45,914 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$51,749 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$111,263 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,857 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)90.8% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)27.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)9.3% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)115,145 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)32.9% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 127 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
ATWOutagamie County RegionalAppleton
CWACentral WisconsinMosinee
GRBAustin Straubel InternationalGreen Bay
MKEGeneral Mitchell InternationalMilwaukee
MSNDane County Regional-Truax FieldMadison
Ports 
Green Bay
Milwaukee
Racine
Superior

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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