Opportunity Zones in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has 120 designated opportunity zones, all of which are low-income communities. Wisconsin did not designate any eligible non-low-income contiguous tracts as opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural

Wisconsin’s opportunity zone urban-to-rural ratio is nearly identical to the statewide ratio. Among Wisconsin’s 120 opportunity zones, 71 percent are urban, and 29 percent are rural.

Urban vs. Rural in Wisconsin Opportunity Zones

Wisconsin Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Wisconsin’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 120 614 1,409
Low-income communities 120 359 479
Contiguous 0 255 255
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $33,222 $44,937 $55,185
Poverty rate 29.96% 19.09% 14.45%
Unemployment rate 10.20% 7.65% 6.26%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $111,807 $133,514 $165,193
Median rent/month $700 $746 $797
Homeownership 40.60% 60.22% 65.71%
Severe rent burden 27.33% 21.63% 19.85%
Vacancy rate 12.67% 15.39% 11.65%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 59.72% 72.63% 79.62%
Black alone 19.48% 12.53% 8.25%
Hispanic 12.96% 8.73% 6.80%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 3.18% 2.60% 2.48%
Younger than 18 23.94% 22.52% 22.41%
Older than 64 12.31% 15.10% 15.42%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 49.58% 46.99% 41.72%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 19.32% 21.93% 27.21%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.83% 1.30% 0.71%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 70.83% 63.68% 71.68%
In a micro area 15.83% 13.19% 13.06%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 13.33% 23.13% 15.26%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Wisconsin Counties & Cities

List of counties in Wisconsin: Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Madison

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Wisconsin

Website: Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Wisconsin Ashland 55003950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Barron 55005000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Barron 55005000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Brown 55009000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Brown 55009000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Brown 55009001702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Brown 55009021303 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Chippewa 55017010500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Columbia 55021970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Crawford 55023960500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025000407 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025000408 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025001401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025001402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025001502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025001804 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025002402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dane 55025011505 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dodge 55027960900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Douglas 55031020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Douglas 55031021100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Dunn 55033970800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Eau Claire 55035000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Eau Claire 55035001101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Eau Claire 55035001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Fond du Lac 55039040500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Grant 55043960900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Green 55045960500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Green Lake 55047100100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Jefferson 55055100200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Jefferson 55055101100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Kenosha 55059000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Kenosha 55059001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Kenosha 55059001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin La Crosse 55063000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin La Crosse 55063000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Langlade 55067960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Lincoln 55069960800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Manitowoc 55071000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Manitowoc 55071005400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Marathon 55073000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Marathon 55073000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Marinette 55075960800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Marinette 55075961400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079000101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079000102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079000201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079001300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079004100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079004700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079006300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079006500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079006900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079008900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079009800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079009900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079011300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079013500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079013700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079014100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079014900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079015700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079015800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079015900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079016200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079016500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079016700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079016800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079021600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079100200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079110100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079170600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079185400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079185600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079186000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079186500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Milwaukee 55079186800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Oneida 55085971500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Outagamie 55087010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Pierce 55093960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Portage 55097960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Portage 55097961000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Price 55099970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Racine 55101000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Racine 55101000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Racine 55101000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Richland 55103970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Rock 55105000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Rock 55105001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Rock 55105001400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Rock 55105001500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Rock 55105001700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Rusk 55107960500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Sauk 55111000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Sawyer 55113100300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Sawyer 55113940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Shawano 55115100500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Sheboygan 55117000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Sheboygan 55117011400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Vernon 55123960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Vilas 55125940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Vilas 55125950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Walworth 55127000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Walworth 55127000501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Washburn 55129950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Waukesha 55133202600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Winnebago 55139000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Winnebago 55139001500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Winnebago 55139002900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Winnebago 55139003300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Wood 55141010400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Wood 55141011200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wisconsin Wood 55141011700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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