Wisconsin has four of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas—Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis—which alone account for 42 percent of the state’s population, 46 percent of the state’s jobs, and 50 percent of the state’s gross domestic product (GDP).

All 15 of Wisconsin’s metros constitute 72 percent of the state’s population, 77 percent of the state’s jobs, and 80 percent of the state’s GDP.

  • Wisconsin Metropolitan Areas
  • Appleton
  • Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
  • Duluth, MN-WI
  • Eau Claire
  • Fond du Lac
  • Green Bay
  • Janesville
  • La Crosse, WI-MN
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
  • Oshkosh-Neenah
  • Racine
  • Sheboygan
  • Wausau

Source: Brookings Institution, Blueprint for American Prosperity

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