NALHE Wisconsin Chapter
“Connecting multi-cultural healthcare leaders”
Wisconsin is the 23rd-largest state by total area and the 20th-most populous.
Three of its largest cities are situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, these include the largest, Milwaukee, as well as Green Bay and Kenosha, the third and fourth most populated Wisconsin cities respectively. The state capital, Madison, is currently the second most populated and fastest growing city in the state. Wisconsin is divided into 72 counties and as of the 2020 census had a population of nearly 5.9 million.
According to the 2020 census data, Wisconsin is becoming more racially diverse, with large growth in the Hispanic / Latino population. The state’s growth was primarily among people of color. The Hispanic / Latino population grew by 33.1% and the Black population grew by 4.8%.
The state is one of the nation’s leading dairy producers and is known as “America’s Dairyland”; it is particularly famous for its cheese. Its economy is dominated by manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, and agriculture; specifically dairy Tourism is also a major contributor to the state’s economy. The gross domestic product in 2020 was $348 billion.