Green Bay, Wisconsin Population 2020

104,879

Green Bay is located in Brown County, Wisconsin at the Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan. Green Bay is the third-largest city in the state behind Milwaukee and Madison with a population of 104,879 in the city proper.

Green Bay's population was 104,000 at the 2010 census with a population density of 2,288 people per square mile (883/square kilometer). The urban area has a population of 206,000 while the metro area has 312,000 residents, which makes it the 158th largest in the U.S.

Green Bay Religion Statistics

Green Bay is a predominantly Catholic city, at more than 71% of the population. Lutherans account for 16%, followed by Protestant denominations at 12%. There are also small populations of Jewish and Islamic people.

Green Bay History

Green Bay's history dates back to the founding of La Baye or La Baie des Puants ("the stinking Bay"), a small trading post formed in 1634 by Jean Nicolet. Nicolet was commissioned by de Champlain, New France's founder, to create an alliance with the Indians in the western regions who were interfering with France's fur trade. When Nicolet first came to the Green Bay region, it was already inhabited by the Menominee. He remained with the tribe for almost a year and allied.

A Jesuit Mission was established in the area in 1671. A fort was added decades later, and the town was incorporated in 1754. The town came under the control of the British in 1761 during the Seven Years' War, eventually controlling all of Wisconsin two years later. In 1745, the first permanent settler in the area, Charles de Langlade, established a trading post at Green Bay.

After the War of 1812, the United States built Fort Howard to protect its border. As more British settlers moved to the area, they began referring to the town as Green Bay. Green Bay grew into a large trading center as after the completion of the Erie Canal. The town was incorporated as the city of Green Bay in 1854. By 1950, the city had grown to 52,700 people.

Green Bay Population Growth

Hispanic people have fueled much of the growth in Green Bay over the last decade. Brown County's population is now at its highest ever thanks to a jump in the number of Hispanics in the area, which grew to by 10.4%.

Green Bay, Wisconsin's estimated population is 104,879 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Green Bay, Wisconsin is the 3rd largest city in Wisconsin based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2306.33 people/mi² (890.47 people/km²).

The overall median age is 34.1 years, 33.2 years for males, and 34.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males.

The median income for households in Green Bay, Wisconsin is $, while the mean household income is $.

Green Bay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Green Bay was:

  • White: 76.69%
  • Other race: 6.34%
  • Two or more races: 5.17%
  • Asian: 4.20%
  • Black or African American: 4.01%
  • Native American: 3.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%

How Many People Live in Green Bay, Wisconsin?

104,879
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018104,879-107-0.10%
2017104,9862670.25%
2016104,719-101-0.10%
2015104,8201490.14%
2014104,671410.04%
2013104,630-27-0.03%
2012104,6573200.31%
2011104,3373600.35%
2010103,9771,6640.16%
2000102,3135,8470.59%
199096,4668,5670.93%
198087,899900.01%
197087,80924,9213.39%
196062,88810,1531.78%
195052,7356,5001.32%
194046,2358,8202.14%
193037,4156,3981.89%
192031,0175,7812.08%
191025,2366,5523.05%
190018,6849,6157.50%
18909,0691,6051.97%
18807,4642,7984.81%
18704,6660.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018321,5911,8050.56%
2017319,7862,3920.75%
2016317,3941,7000.54%
2015315,6941,6500.52%
2014314,0442,0750.66%
2013311,9691,3670.44%
2012310,6022,0080.65%
2011308,5941,8360.59%
2010306,7580.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White80,38076.69%
Some Other Race6,6426.34%
Two or More Races5,4225.17%
Asian4,4054.20%
Black or African American4,2004.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,7323.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.04%

Green Bay Population Pyramid 2020

Green Bay Median Age

34.1


Total

33.2


Male

34.7


Female

Green Bay Adults

There are 78,969 adults, (12,956 of whom are seniors) in Green Bay.

Green Bay Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Green Bay Sex Ratio

Female

52,563

50.15%

Male

52,255

49.85%

Green Bay Households and Families

Green Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Green Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
All55.6%44.4%
Male46.1%53.9%
Non Family41.7%58.3%
Female31.8%68.2%

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,3312.3955.6
Non Family18,0851.2441.7
Married16,6983.2579.6
Female5,3053.231.8
Male2,2433.3546.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Green Bay Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8175.71%
9th to 12th Grade4,5936.87%
High School Graduate21,01031.42%
Some College13,36619.99%
Associates Degree7,51111.23%
Bachelors Degree11,85417.73%
Graduate Degree4,7187.06%

Green Bay Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White52,22948,71414,895
Hispanic7,2403,570442
Other Race3,4311,526157
Black2,2811,958265
Asian2,2191,565397
Native American2,1241,932316
Multiple Races1,2111,055216
Islander177

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.52%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,899$38,718$28,659
Less Than High School$26,815$29,425$19,304
High School Grad$27,977$33,635$23,707
Some College$32,194$40,266$28,327
Bachelors Degree$42,806$50,481$38,845
Graduate Degree$57,091$76,500$51,636

$32,899

Average Earnings

$38,718

Average Male

$28,659

Average Female

Green Bay Language

Green Bay Language by Age

Green Bay Language

81.81% of Green Bay residents speak only English, while 18.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.65% of the population.

Green Bay Poverty

Green Bay Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White70,4827,71110.94%
Hispanic15,6743,54122.59%
Multiple5,3101,97637.21%
Black3,9411,82246.23%
Other6,6041,75026.50%
Native3,5481,17633.15%
Asian4,35673616.90%
Islander251872.00%

16.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.22%

Male Poverty Rate

17.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Green Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Green Bay is Islander, with 72.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Green Bay is White, with 10.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.96%
High School14.39%
Some College12.43%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.23%
Male Unemployed32.82%
Female Employed10.76%
Male Employed7.16%

Green Bay Income

Green Bay Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,797$61,597
Families$60,424$74,145
Married Families$74,781$88,597
Non Families$31,119$41,599

Green Bay Marital Status

Green Bay Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Green Bay Married by Age and Sex

Green Bay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Green Bay Marital Status by Race

Green Bay Veterans

5,621

Number of Veterans

5,250

Male Veterans

371

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,869
Second Gulf War1,010
First Gulf War917
Korea468
World War II289

Green Bay Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,1047.94%
Hispanic1872.01%
Indian1707.05%
Black1625.80%
Other1222.85%
2 or More522.57%
Asian110.35%

Green Bay Veterans by Education

9.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Green Bay Employment Status

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Green Bay Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.99%

Born in Wisconsin

90.18%

Native Born

9.82%

Foreign Born

6.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.18% of Green Bay residents were born in the United States, with 69.99% having been born in Wisconsin. 6.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.