With an area of 65,497.82, the state of Wisconsin is ranked 23rd in the nation. Its capital city is Madison and with a population of 5,757,564 the state is 20th most populous. The landmarks of the state are “Cave of the Mounds”, “Lambeau Field” and “Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory”.
In Wisconsin are located 85 colleges and universities that are overseen by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The state’s largest private University is Marquette University and state’s largest public post – secondary institution is the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
The state’ s gross state product was estimated in 2010 to be $248.3 billion, ranking 21st among the 50 states. Its economy’s output in 2008 was $48.9 billion from manufacturing. The per capita personal income was $35,239 in 2002 and the state’s unemployment rate was estimated in 2010 to be 8%.
The leading industries in Wisconsin are manufacturing, agriculture and health care. Other major sectors are tourism and film industry. The state of Wisconsin produces about a quarter of the cheese in U.S. and is in the 2nd position in milk production. The state is also a leading producer of oats, potatoes, carrots, tart cherries, maple syrup and sweet corn for processing.
Water recreation is very popular because of the large number of lakes and rivers. The state of Wisconsin is also a major producer of paper, packaging, and other consumer goods. Wisconsin’s cost of living is 98.00, which is lower than the average in the United States. The state is a home to more than 99,000 millionaires and is the 32nd best state for doing business. Also, the state is ranked on the 27th position for best economic climate and 17th in quality of life. The state suffered the 22nd highest percentage loss of jobs among states in the period from 2007 to 2009 and in 2014 the job growth was 1.6%.