Did you know Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland” and is famous for cheese? This week we are discussing Wisconsin employment background check information, WI crime data, and other general Wisconsin state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Wisconsin Population and Age Distribution. Wisconsin’s estimated population was 5.7 million. The median age was 38.8 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $51,059. The total number of households was 2,288,362 with an average of 2.44 people.
Wisconsin Employment and Unemployment Rate. 62.3% of the Wisconsin population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 13th in the nation. The Wisconsin unemployment rate is 7.3% which was ranked 37th in the country.
Types of Wisconsin Employers. The types of employers in Wisconsin were as follows: 143,393 (5%) were self-employed, 356,795 (12.5%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 2,339,871 (82.3%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Wisconsin Industries. The top five industries by percent in Wisconsin were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.7%), Manufacturing (18.4%), Retail (11.2%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8.7%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (7.9%).
Wisconsin Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Wisconsin’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (34.5%), Sales and Office (23.4%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (16.9%), Service (16.8%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (8.3%).
Wisconsin Health Insurance Coverage. 91% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (9% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 72% had private coverage and 31% had public coverage.
Disability. 11% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Wisconsin reported a disability. The Wisconsin disability claim rate was ranked 37th in the country.
For a list of Wisconsin counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Wisconsin Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Wisconsin had 16,064 total violent crimes (which ranked 24th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.32% (which ranked it 28th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 173 were murders, 1,219 were forcible rapes, 4,622 were robberies, and 10,050 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Wisconsin had 140,513 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 27,945 were burglaries, 104,352 were larceny/thefts, and 8,216 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Wisconsin had the 23rd most law enforcement employees per population. Wisconsin ranked 26th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Wisconsin crime information, please see the Wisconsin Public Records of the Wisconsin Circuit Courts Access (WCCA).
Wisconsin Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Wisconsin employment background check products: a Wisconsin county criminal background check and a Wisconsin state criminal background check.
The Wisconsin state criminal background check includes a Wisconsin courts background check, a Wisconsin corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Wisconsin as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The Wisconsin Administrator of Courts background check pulls from traffic, misdemeanor, and felony case records. The Wisconsin state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Wisconsin criminal background check webpage.
The Wisconsin county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Circuit courts. The Wisconsin county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Wisconsin employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Wisconsin” data is from 2011. “Wisconsin Crime Data” data is from 2012.
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