Green County captures the spirit of Wisconsin. Small towns are rich with Swiss heritage and traditional chalet-style architecture, while also being home to the most master cheese makers and manufacturers of all the Wisconsin counties. As major producer in the dairy industry, Green County boasts a strong agricultural community for crops such as corn, soybeans, and alfalfa as well as livestock, including sheep and goat production.

Being an area of unique talent and artistic communities, Green County is host to a strong public school system and offers higher education opportunities at Blackhawk Technical College. The landscape offers multi-use recreational options on the Cheese Country Trail, and more than 150 barn quilts can be spotted on the historic barns scattered across the backroads of Green County. The county is also host to several breweries and award-winning brews including New Glarus Brewing’s classic Spotted Cow, and eateries with Swiss and German cuisine offering fondue, wiener schnitzel, and deep-fried cheese curds.

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Home to cheeses recognized among the finest in the world
Bakery
Grab something sweet at our local shops
Monroe Splash
Take a seat on Monroe’s Main Street
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Diverse skill sets contribute to our manufacturing sector
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Proud to remain a leader in dairy production industries

Labor Force6

Total local Jobs

15,784

Resident Workers

18,879

Commutes Into

Commutes Into

7,127

Live And Work

Live And Work

8,657

Commutes Out Of

Commutes Out Of

10,222

Economic2

Median Household
Income

$57,416

Unemployment
Rate7

2.1%

Top Industries5

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Sector 2010 / 2019 Change in Jobs Avg. Annual Wage
Manufacturing 2,722 / 3,660 34% $47,730
Retail Trade 2,522 / 2,586 3% $38,919
Government 2,174 / 2,066 -5% $36,629
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,879 / 2,136 14% $49,715
Accommodation and Food Services 971 / 1,080 11% $12,924
Information 795 / 726 -9% $29,731
Other Services (except Public Administration) 566 / 590 4% $20,188
Wholesale Trade 563 / 942 67% $46,822
Admin / Support / Waste Mang. / Remediation Services 526 / 325 -38% $31,091
Finance and Insurance 353 / 411 16% $48,395

Population2

2010 Census3

36,842

Female

50.5%

Median Age

42.6

2017 Estimate1

36,851

Male

49.5%

Age 65+

6,232

2030/2040 Projections4

42,125/42,555

Under 18

8,513

Race & Ethnicity

97.3% White alone
3.0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
0.4% Black or African American alone
0.3% American Indian and Alaska Native alone

0.7% Asian alone
0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0.3% Some other race alone
1.1% Two or more races

Population Age %

Top Employers

  • Monroe Clinic, Monroe
  • Colony Brands & Affiliates, Monroe
  • Kuhn North America, Broadhead
  • Monroe Truck Equipment, Monroe
  • Stoughton Trailers, Broadhead

Sources: 1. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division - Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 2. U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates 3. U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census 4. WI Department of Administration, Division of Intergovernmental Relations, Demographic Services Center (Dec. 2013) 5. Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. 6. OnTheMap, U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies 7. May 2018, Green County, WI - USDOL BLS: https://data.bls.gov/map/

Green County
Economic Development

Green County <br/>Economic Development
Cara Carper

Executive Director
1016 16th Avenue
Monroe WI 53566
608-328-9452
gcdc@tds.net