Wisconsin


Newspapers

2004 Daily 35
Weekly 239
Total 274
2019 Daily 33
Weekly 164
Total 197
28% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 880,000
Weekly 1.7 million
Total 2.5 million
2019 Daily 520,000
Weekly 1.0 million
Total 1.5 million
39% decrease between 2004 and 2018
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
5.8 million
Adult Population
4.5 million
Population Rank
20th out of 50
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Demographics

Median Age
39
Age Rank
14th oldest state of 50
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
28%
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Economics

Median Income
$55,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
12% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void

11 online news organizations cover Wisconsin as well as 14 ethnic media outlets in the form of newspapers, websites, and podcasts, and 7 public broadcasting stations.
Source: UNC Database

National Politics

2020 Presidential Election Results
Biden, 49.6%; Trump, 48.9%
2016 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 47%; Clinton, 46%
Senators
1 Republican, 1 Democrat
Representatives
5 Republicans, 3 Democrats
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
69%
State Senators
19 Republicans, 14 Democrats
State Representatives
64 Republicans, 35 Democrats
Gov. Tony Evers (D) ends his term Jan. 2023
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