By the numbers: A glance at Wisconsin's population
Wisconsin voters will decide Tuesday whether to keep Republican Gov. Scott Walker in office or replace him with Milwaukee's mayor. Here's a look at the economy, population and politics about the state the winner will be in charge of leading after the ballots are counted:
WHO LIVES THERE?
Population: 5.7 million
Median age: 38.5
Percentage 65 and older: 13.7 percent
Race: 86.2 percent white, 6.3 percent black, 2.3 percent Asian, 5.9 percent Hispanic, 1 percent American Indian
Language other than English spoken at home: 8.4 percent
Education: 89.4 percent high school graduates; 25.8 percent bachelor's degree or higher
Median household income: $51,598
People below poverty level: 11.6 percent
Homeownership rate: 69.5 percent
2011: 339,000, or 13.3 percent of wage and salary workers in Wisconsin, compared with 14.2 percent a year earlier. In 1989, the rate was 20.9 percent.
Wisconsin's unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in April, which was better than the national rate of 8.1 percent. It's also the lowest it's been in Wisconsin since 2008 and better than when Walker took office in January 2011, when unemployment was at 7.4 percent.
Wisconsin is known as America's Dairyland, ranking No. 1 in cheese production nationally and No. 2 in milk production. It has about 1.26 million dairy cows, about 1 cow for every 5 residents.
In 2008, 56 percent of voters chose Barack Obama; 42 percent chose John McCain.
In 2010, 52 percent of the state voted for Scott Walker, while 47 percent voted for his opponent, Tom Barrett.
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