Green Bay, Wisconsin Population 2021

104,068
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Green Bay is a city located in Brown County Wisconsin. It is also the county seat of Brown County. With a 2020 population of 104,068, it is the 3rd largest city in Wisconsin (after Milwaukee and Madison) and the 303rd largest city in the United States . Green Bay is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually but its population has increased by 0.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 104,057 in 2010. Green Bay reached it's highest population of 104,977 in 2017. Spanning over 56 miles, Green Bay has a population density of 2,288 people per square mile.

The average household income in Green Bay is $64,595 with a poverty rate of 14.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $730 per month, and the median house value is $135,900. The median age in Green Bay is 34.5 years, 34.1 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

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 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'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 Demographics

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

  • White: 76.67%
  • Other race: 5.98%
  • Two or more races: 5.45%
  • Asian: 4.21%
  • Black or African American: 4.20%
  • Native American: 3.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Green Bay, Wisconsin is 104,068 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 104,833.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 104,057.

Green Bay, Wisconsin Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021325,9501,5220.47%
2020324,4281,5220.47%
2019322,9061,5220.47%
2018321,3841,6900.53%
2017319,6942,3250.73%
2016317,3691,7170.54%
2015315,6521,6490.52%
2014314,0032,0560.65%
2013311,9471,3420.43%
2012310,6051,9920.64%
2011308,6131,8590.60%
2010306,7540.00%

Green Bay Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White80,33476.67%
Some Other Race6,2655.98%
Two or More Races5,7105.45%
Asian4,4094.21%
Black or African American4,4034.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,6203.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.03%
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Green Bay Population by Race

Green Bay Population Pyramid $2021

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Green Bay Median Age

34.5


Total

34.1


Male

34.9


Female

Green Bay Adults

There are 78,760 adults, (13,396 of whom are seniors) in Green Bay.

Green Bay Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Green Bay Sex Ratio

Female

52,848

50.44%

Male

51,929

49.56%

Green Bay Population by Age

Green Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Green Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
All55.6%44.4%
Male44.3%55.7%
Non Family42.4%57.6%
Female31.4%68.6%

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Green Bay Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,4302.3955.6
Non Family18,1541.2442.4
Married16,7953.2578.7
Female5,1603.2131.4
Male2,3213.3344.3

3.13

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Green Bay Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1856.23%
9th to 12th Grade4,1976.25%
High School Graduate21,08231.40%
Some College13,52820.15%
Associates Degree7,50011.17%
Bachelors Degree12,00417.88%
Graduate Degree4,6446.92%
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Green Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Green Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White51,91148,40614,756
Hispanic7,6214,080497
Other Race3,2421,610176
Asian2,3231,727465
Black2,2331,855341
Native American2,1171,937295
2+ Races1,3021,085268
Islander188

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.43%.

Green Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,769$40,258$30,528
Less Than 9th Grade$27,625$30,773$21,977
High School Graduate$29,588$33,270$25,623
Some College$33,526$40,787$29,444
Bachelors Degree$45,179$52,134$40,035
Graduate Degree$61,144$78,711$55,124

$34,769

Average Earnings

$40,258

Average Male

$30,528

Average Female

Green Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Green Bay Language by Age

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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 13.08% of the population.

Green Bay Language

Green Bay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White69,5457,19510.35%
Hispanic16,3353,19119.53%
Multiple5,6001,82932.66%
Black4,0691,82844.93%
Other6,2391,71727.52%
Native3,42494427.57%
Asian4,37160113.75%
Islander251768.00%

14.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.05%

Male Poverty Rate

16.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Green Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Green Bay is Islander, with 68.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Green Bay is White, with 10.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.08%.

Green Bay Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.04%
High School15.15%
Some College12.28%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%

Green Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed38.48%
Female Unemployed36.54%
Female Employed10.33%
Male Employed6.02%

Green Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Green Bay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,251$64,595
Families$62,976$78,432
Married Families$78,175$93,214
Non Families$32,025$42,914
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Income by Household Type

Green Bay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Green Bay Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Green Bay Marital Status

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5,121

Number of Veterans

4,785

Male Veterans

336

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,713
Second Gulf War1,001
First Gulf War801
Korea503
World War II210

Green Bay Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,314
75+1,301
35 to 541,182
55 to 64721
18 to 34603

Green Bay Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6777.26%
Hispanic1681.72%
Native American1506.14%
Black1274.57%
Other Race932.37%
2+ Races552.68%
Asian190.61%

Green Bay Veterans by Race

Green Bay Veterans by Education

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8.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Green Bay Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Green Bay Employment by Age

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Green Bay Employment by Race

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Green Bay Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.17%

Born in Green Bay

90.15%

Native Born

9.85%

Foreign Born

6.43%

Non Citizen

3.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.15% of Green Bay residents were born in the United States, with 70.17% having been born in Wisconsin. 6.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Green Bay Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021104,068-255-0.24%
2020104,323-255-0.24%
2019104,578-255-0.24%
2018104,833-144-0.14%
2017104,9772560.24%
2016104,721-71-0.07%
2015104,7921570.15%
2014104,635420.04%
2013104,593-28-0.03%
2012104,6213190.31%
2011104,3023560.34%
2010103,9461,6330.16%
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 by Year