Green Bay, Wisconsin Population 2018

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 Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the racial composition of Green Bay was 78% white, 3.5% African American, 4% Native American, 4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7% other race, and 3% two or more races. 13.5% of the population was of Latino or Hispanic descent compared to 7% in 2000.

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 Paunts ("the stinking Bay"), a small trading post formed in 1634 by Jean Nicolet. Nicolet was commissioned by de Champlain, New France's founder, to form 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 formed an alliance.

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 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

Much of the growth in Green Bay over the last decade has been fueled by Hispanic people. 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%.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017105,1163880.37%
2016104,728-78-0.07%
2015104,8061380.13%
2014104,668300.03%
2013104,638-48-0.05%
2012104,6863290.32%
2011104,3573850.37%
2010103,9721,6590.16%
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%

Green Bay Population in 2018Source: By Chris Rand [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White82,624
Some Other Race5,666
Two or More Races4,778
Asian4,427
Black or African American3,745
American Indian and Alaska Native3,693
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander18

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Green Bay Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Green Bay Median Age

34


Total

33.3


Male

34.4


Female

Green Bay Adults

There are 79,133 adults, (12,804 of which are seniors) in Green Bay.

Green Bay Age Dependency

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Green Bay Sex Ratio

Female

52,821

50.33%

Male

52,130

49.67%

Green Bay Households and Families

Green Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Green Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
All56%44%
Male50.2%49.8%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
Female32.8%67.2%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Green Bay Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,5212.3956
Non Family18,0441.2541.2
Married16,7113.2180.4
Female5,5903.1932.8
Male2,1763.4250.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Green Bay Households

Green Bay Education

Green Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4945.21%
9th to 12th Grade4,9207.33%
High School Graduate21,94532.70%
Some College13,25819.75%
Associates Degree7,30010.88%
Bachelors Degree11,87317.69%
Graduate Degree4,3296.45%

Green Bay Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White53,66849,55214,743
Hispanic6,6523,521409
Other Race2,9151,364136
Asian2,2241,642457
Native American2,0751,770291
Black1,9521,716150
Multiple Races1,011901140
Islander1313

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 islander people with a rate of 27.47%.

Green Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,895$35,284$26,326
Less Than High School$23,708$26,610$17,699
High School Grad$26,314$31,333$21,577
Some College$30,443$35,425$26,241
Bachelors Degree$42,038$50,399$37,226
Graduate Degree$60,207$75,987$53,255

$30,895

Average Earnings

$35,284

Average Male

$26,326

Average Female

Green Bay Language

Green Bay Language by Age

Green Bay Language

83.04% of Green Bay residents speak only English, while 16.96% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.82% of the population.

Green Bay Poverty

Green Bay Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White72,6489,23212.71%
Hispanic14,8813,97126.69%
Black3,5421,93054.49%
Multiple4,7261,89740.14%
Other5,6271,58428.15%
Native3,4321,26136.74%
Asian4,39396722.01%
Islander1818100.00%

18.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.59%

Male Poverty Rate

20.01%

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 12.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.04%.

Green Bay Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.83%
High School16.54%
Some College13.71%
Bachelors or Greater5.61%

Green Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.64%
Male Unemployed36.65%
Female Employed11.56%
Male Employed8.39%

Green Bay Income

Green Bay Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,473$58,064
Families$53,468$70,295
Married Families$68,612$85,609
Non Families$28,445$38,464

Green Bay Marital Status

Green Bay Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Green Bay Marital Status by Race

Green Bay Veterans

Green Bay Veterans by War

6,031

Number of Veterans

5,580

Male Veterans

451

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,939
First Gulf War859
Second Gulf War825
Korea563
World War II392

Green Bay Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+1,434
35 to 541,429
65 to 741,348
55 to 641,177
18 to 34643

Green Bay Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,5468.41%
Hispanic2012.35%
Indian1757.29%
Black1435.97%
Other1002.70%
2 or More452.55%
Asian220.75%

Green Bay Veterans by Education

9.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Green Bay Employment Status

Green Bay Employment by Age

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Green Bay Employment by Race

Green Bay Employment by Education

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

71.24%

Born in Wisconsin

91.17%

Native Born

8.83%

Foreign Born

5.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.17% of Green Bay residents were born in the United States, with 71.24% having been born in Wisconsin. 5.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.