Forest County, Wisconsin Population 2024

9,619

Forest County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 9,619 with a growth rate of 1.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Forest County, Wisconsin is the 68th largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 9,294 and has seen a growth of 3.5% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,2141191.18%
202810,0951191.19%
20279,9761191.21%
20269,8571191.22%
20259,7381191.24%
20249,6191191.25%
20239,5001191.27%
20229,3811191.28%
20219,262971.06%
20209,1651311.45%
20199,034330.37%
20189,001200.22%
20178,981-59-0.65%
20169,040250.28%
20159,015-97-1.06%
20149,112150.16%
20139,097-65-0.71%
20129,162-87-0.94%
20119,249-45-0.48%
20109,294
19908,776-268-2.96%
19809,0441,35317.59%
19707,6911491.98%
19607,542-1,895-20.08%
19509,437-2,368-20.06%
194011,8056876.18%
193011,1181,26812.87%
19209,8503,06845.24%
19106,7825,386385.82%
19001,39638437.94%
18901,012-9,202-90.09%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.25% (119)
County Website
Forest County
County Seat
2010 Population
9,294
Area
1014 mi²
Density
9 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.5% (325)
Founded
1885

Forest County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,33379.37%
Native American1,16012.56%
Two or more races6026.52%
Other race720.78%
Asian440.48%
Black or African American280.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forest County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Forest County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Forest County, Wisconsin Median Age

48.7

Total

48.8

Male

48.6

Female

Forest County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 7,449 adults, (2,258 of whom are seniors) in Forest County, Wisconsin.

Forest County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

78

Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female4,59749.76%
Male4,64250.24%

Forest County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Forest County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7232.4181.318.7
Married1,9512.82919
Non Family1,2531.1872.127.9
Female3303.8463.936.1
Male1893.787228
showing: 5 rows

2.93

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forest County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forest County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

Forest County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,554

Average Earnings

$42,717

Average Male

$34,683

Average Female

Forest County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forest County, Wisconsin Language

96.55% of Forest County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 3.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Forest County, Wisconsin Language

Forest County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,06872810.3%
Native1,14242036.78%
Hispanic22210547.3%
Multiple587447.5%
Other662131.82%
Black18422.22%
showing: 6 rows

13.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.79%

Male Poverty Rate

15.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest County, Wisconsin is Hispanic, with 47.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest County, Wisconsin is Multiple, with 7.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.37%.

Forest County, Wisconsin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.28%
High School13.01%
Some College10.71%
Bachelors or Greater4.93%
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Forest County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.3%
Male Unemployed25%
Female Employed9.6%
Male Employed6.53%
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Forest County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forest County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forest County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Forest County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forest County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

625

Number of Veterans

586

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

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Forest County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

count

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Forest County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

count

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Forest County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Forest County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Forest County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forest County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forest County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.31%

Born in Forest County, Wisconsin

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Forest County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 82.31% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Forest County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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