After a two-decade period of decline during the mid-20th century, the population of Adams County increased 179% from 1960 to 2010. Now all of a sudden, it's no longer a relocation destination.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Related reading:Census estimates show rural Wisconsin continues to lose population. (WAEO, 3/27/2015)
"We are in the process of strategic planning and working with local companies to determine what we can do to help attract more young working families to the area so that we can reverse the current trend," Smith said. "Growing our industrial community is a positive way to grow our population with working-age adults and increase school district enrollment." Maule believes rural areas face a problem marketing to younger people.Retiree Revolution. (Milwaukee Magazine, 3/5/2008)
Apparently, the bloom is off this rose. And the third retirement cluster, in the center of the state, includes Adams, Marquette, Waushara and Waupaca Counties, and also draws from Chicago and Milwaukee, along with Stevens Point and the Fox River Valley.
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Where Wisconsin's population growth is taking place (2010-2015). (3/27/2016)
Dane County: Wisconsin's population growth engine. (3/27/2016)
U.S. Census Bureau population estimates: Nearly half of Wisconsin counties lose population. (3/27/2016)
Wisconsin population projections, 2010-2040: Top 10 counties by % decline and growth. (5/14/2015)
Top 10 Wisconsin Counties by Percentage of Population Growth, Loss (2010-2014). (3/27/2015)
Wiscousin counties: Population 65 and older. (10/24/2014)
Wisconsin trivia: What was Wisconsin's 2nd-largest city in 1910? (/9/1/2014)
Dane County tallies 39% of state's population growth since 2010. (3/27/2014)
2012 U.S. Census population estimates: More gains than losses among Wisconsin's largest communities. (5/28/2013)