Asset poverty rate: 24.80%
Average college graduate debt: $30,600
Unbanked households: 3.40%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 6%
Food insecurity: 9.10%
Minimum wage: $7.25
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 53,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 42,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 5.50%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 19.10%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 24.70%
Poverty rate: 10.40%
Unemployment rate: 3.30%
High school graduation rate: 89.70%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 92.20%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 63%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 30%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 5%
Children in foster care: 7,642
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18: 68,084
Percent of children in immigrant families: 12%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 31%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 12.50%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.78%
People Experiencing Homelessness: 4,515
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 168,200
Percent renters: 33%
Total housing units: 2,386,623
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents 378
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 477
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 32,191
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 260,000
EITC recipients: 349,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 10,700
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 78,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 207,024
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 582,702
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 87,222
Participants in all Head Start programs: 14,461
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 14%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: 76,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 87,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 25%
Senior poverty rate: 7.40%
Women in poverty: 11.60%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Wisconsin policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.