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 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%
2010103,9721,6591.62%
2000102,3135,8476.06%
199096,4668,5679.75%
198087,899900.10%
197087,80924,92139.63%
196062,88810,15319.25%
195052,7356,50014.06%
194046,2358,82023.57%
193037,4156,39820.63%
192031,0175,78122.91%
191025,2366,55235.07%
190018,6849,615106.02%
18909,0691,60521.50%
18807,4642,79859.97%
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

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Green Bay Median Age

34


Total

33.3


Male

34.4


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 79,257 adults 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 Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.1
Houses Without Mortgage
7,658
Houses With Mortgage
16,141
Vacancy Rate
6
Median Rent
667
Median Home Value
125,100
Renter-Occupied Units
18,722
Owner-Occupied Units
23,799
Total Housing Units
45,249

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Green Bay for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.2% and the labor force participation rate is 67.7%.

Green Bay Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.39
Average Family Size
3.11
Total Households
42521
Married Couple Households
16711
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2176
Female Householder (no husband) Families
5590
Non Family Households
18044
Total Families
24477
Households With Own Children
12206
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
8.2
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.3

Green Bay Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
3,627
$10,000 to $14,999
2,790
$15,000 to $24,999
5,465
$25,000 to $34,999
5,386
$35,000 to $49,999
7,084
$50,000 to $74,999
7,804
$75,000 to $99,999
4,820
$100,000 to $149,999
3,592
$150,000 to $199,999
854
Over $200,000
1,099

Green Bay Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Green Bay

Wisconsin

$43,473

$54,610

$58,064

$71,459

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Green Bay Education Data

Green Bay Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
3,4945.21%
9th to 12th Grade
4,9207.33%
High School Graduate
21,94532.70%
Some College
13,25819.75%
Associates Degree
7,30010.88%
Bachelors Degree
11,87317.69%
Graduate Degree
4,3296.45%