Green Bay, Wisconsin Population 2019

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 105,000 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 years, 33.3 years for males, and 34.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 45,038 households in the city, with an average size of 2.38 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.2%, with a median rent of $682/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $127,300.

The median income for households in Green Bay, Wisconsin is $45,473, while the mean household income is $59,780.

Green Bay Demographics

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

  • White: 77.42%
  • Other race: 6.38%
  • Two or more races: 4.91%
  • Asian: 4.01%
  • Black or African American: 3.78%
  • Native American: 3.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%

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
White81,128
Some Other Race6,686
Two or More Races5,148
Asian4,200
Black or African American3,964
American Indian and Alaska Native3,654
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16

Green Bay Population Pyramid 2019

Green Bay Median Age

34


Total

33.3


Male

34.5


Female

Green Bay Adults

There are 79,094 adults, (12,838 of whom are seniors) in Green Bay.

Green Bay Age Dependency

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Green Bay Sex Ratio

Female

53,117

50.69%

Male

51,679

49.31%

Green Bay Households and Families

Green Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Green Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
All55.8%44.2%
Male48.7%51.3%
Non Family41.5%58.5%
Female32.9%67.1%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,5592.3855.8
Non Family17,8481.2441.5
Married16,6183.2180.2
Female5,7473.1432.9
Male2,3463.348.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

8.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Green Bay Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6225.41%
9th to 12th Grade5,0027.48%
High School Graduate21,09431.53%
Some College12,97719.39%
Associates Degree7,55811.30%
Bachelors Degree12,01117.95%
Graduate Degree4,6456.94%

Green Bay Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White52,91849,09914,965
Hispanic6,8363,270421
Other Race3,3881,495181
Asian2,1241,476459
Native American2,1151,880318
Black2,0791,786200
Multiple Races1,1811,044228
Islander1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.28%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,793$36,619$27,312
Less Than High School$25,698$27,762$18,148
High School Grad$27,075$32,698$22,600
Some College$31,493$39,102$27,164
Bachelors Degree$41,909$50,292$37,179
Graduate Degree$58,095$75,938$50,221

$31,793

Average Earnings

$36,619

Average Male

$27,312

Average Female

Green Bay Language

Green Bay Language by Age

Green Bay Language

83.03% of Green Bay residents speak only English, while 16.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.92% of the population.

Green Bay Poverty

Green Bay Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,9018,64512.02%
Hispanic14,8343,50723.64%
Black3,7852,04153.92%
Multiple5,0611,94538.43%
Other6,6501,83227.55%
Native3,4611,13032.65%
Asian4,15681219.54%
Islander1616100.00%

17.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.94%

Male Poverty Rate

19.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Green Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Green Bay is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Green Bay is White, with 12.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.46%
High School15.50%
Some College12.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.86%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.43%
Female Unemployed36.30%
Female Employed11.72%
Male Employed7.36%

Green Bay Income

Green Bay Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,473$59,780
Families$55,818$72,193
Married Families$72,086$87,997
Non Families$30,221$39,615

Green Bay Marital Status

Green Bay Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

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

5,587

Number of Veterans

5,219

Male Veterans

368

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,874
Second Gulf War930
First Gulf War865
Korea497
World War II358
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,330
75+1,300
65 to 741,300
55 to 641,003
18 to 34654

Green Bay Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,0817.81%
Black1847.33%
Hispanic1832.10%
Indian1345.51%
Other952.24%
2 or More663.42%
Asian270.93%

Green Bay Veterans by Education

8.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Green Bay Employment Status

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

5%

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

71.17%

Born in Wisconsin

90.89%

Native Born

9.11%

Foreign Born

6.12%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.89% of Green Bay residents were born in the United States, with 71.17% having been born in Wisconsin. 6.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.