Wisconsin Minority Populations
and Health Reports
The Wisconsin Minority Health Program targets four diverse racial and ethnic
minority populations-- African American,
Hispanic / Latino, Asian and
American Indian. Together, these four groups are estimated at
15% of Wisconsin's total population, and
they are the referent populations in all data, programs, funding and initiatives of the
Minority Health Program. Other minority groups that we work with include
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT); people with disabilities; and
disparate rural communities. The target populations are subject to change based on emerging
trends in health disparities and the stated population focus of the federal Department of
Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and other federal, national, state
and local initiatives.
Wisconsin's Minority Populations, 2000 and 2010
(number and percentage of total population)*
||Percent of total
||Percent of total
*Note: Race groups are non-Hispanic.
Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: 2000 Census Summary File 1;
2010 Census Redistricting File and Census Quick Facts.
2000 Wisconsin population = 5,363,708.
2010 Wisconsin population = 5,686,986.
Minority Health Reports
From this page you can find links to the Department's statistical
reports on the health of minority populations in Wisconsin. These reports
have been prepared as part of the Minority Health Program.
- Minority Health Report, 2001-2005. This
report, released in January 2008, presents statistics on the health
of African American, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino
populations in Wisconsin. Most of the data in this report are for the time
Detailed source tables for 2001-2005. These detailed
tables provided the basis for many of the figures in the
Minority Health Report linked above. They are updated versions of tables
originally presented in The Health of Racial and Ethnic Populations in
Wisconsin, 1996-2000 (see below).
- The Health of Racial and Ethnic Populations in Wisconsin,
1996-2000. This report, released in 2004, presented
comprehensive data on the health of African American, American Indian,
Asian, and Hispanic/Latino populations in Wisconsin. Most of the data in
this report were for the time period 1996-2000.
More health statistics from the
Department of Health Services are available.
If you have any comments about this page or suggestions for improving it,
please write to: Ruth DeWeese.
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May 21, 2012