Friday, June 11, 2010

Brown County Among Fastest Growing Counties in Wisconsin

Estimates for northeast Wisconsin

Link to June 11 Green Bay Press-Gazette article.,"Census estimate shows Brown County growth".

Excerpt: The last population estimates based on Census 2000 shows that Brown County was among the fastest-growing counties in Wisconsin, according to estimates released Thursday.

The estimates put Brown County's population at 247,319, a 20,541 increase over what was counted in Census 2000. Estimates are based on that count and updated with administrative records to estimate population change through births, deaths and migration.

The U.S. Census Bureau does the estimates annually except in years when it conducts the census. The next population estimates will be in 2011 and based on 2010 population counts.

Brown County's 9 percent estimated growth rate since 2000 is the 10th highest in the state. St. Croix County led with 32 percent growth, which gives an estimated population of 86,311.

Brown County's estimated gain of 20,541 people was the third-largest gain in the state, behind increases in Dane and Waukesha counties.

Brown remains the fourth-largest county in the state

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