(Juneau) The Census story for Wisconsin is one of modest growth and more diversity. New U.S. Census data shows Wisconsin’s racial diversity has grown over a decade that saw the number of White Americans drop for the first time since 1790. Wisconsin’s population grew 3.6 percent since 2010 to 5.9 million people. That’s less than the U.S. growth of 7.4-percent and less than half the rate of neighboring Minnesota. More than a third of Wisconsin’s modest growth was in and around Madison. Dane County grew by 15-percent, adding more than 73,000 people. Milwaukee, on the other hand lost 17-thousand residents. It’s population of just over 577-thousand is the lowest since 1930.
Dodge County has 89,396 residents counted in the 2020 census, an increase of 637 people over ten years when the county logged 88,759 people. Columbia County registered 58,490 residents an increase of 1657 people. Fond du Lac County gained 2521 new residents for a new total of 104,154. Washington County has 136,761 people, up 4874. Jefferson County is at 84,900 in the recent census compared to 83,686 ten years prior. Green Lake County lost 33 residents for a total of 19,051.
Wisconsin Radio Network contributed
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