Last Updated: April 17, 2021


Wisconsin state is located in the Upper Midwest region of the United States. The state gained statehood on May 29, 1848, as the 30th state. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west; Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south; Lake Michigan to the east; Michigan to the northeast and the north by Lake Superior. 

Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by area and 20th most populous. Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and the second-most populated as well as the fastest-growing city in the state. Some of the largest cities in Wisconsin are Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton etc.

In 2019 Wisconsin Gross Domestic Product was 347.31 billion U.S. dollars, making it 21st amongst 50 U.S. states. The key contributors to Wisconsin economy are Manufacturing, agriculture, technology and energy, healthcare and tourism.

The mixed landscape of Wisconsin makes the state a popular vacation destination for outdoor recreation. Some of the best places to visit in Wisconsin are Milwaukee, Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Green Bay, Lake Geneva, Devil’s Lake State Park, Apostle Islands, La Crosse, Bayfield, Oshkosh, Kenosha, Peninsula State Park, Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison etc.

Key Facts:

  • In 2020, the per capita personal income in Wisconsin was 55,487 U.S. dollars. 
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Wisconsin was 305.87 billion U.S. dollars.
  • In May 2020, the value of Wisconsin’s imports amounted to about two billion U.S. dollars; its exports valued about 1.42 billion U.S. dollars that month.
  •  In 2020, the unemployment rate in Wisconsin was at 6.3 percent. 
  •  In 2019, the average annual pay of employees in Wisconsin totaled to 50,459 U.S.