Monday, April 11, 2016

A closer look at Wisconsin's population loss: Door County

After rapid growth in the 19th century, Door County spent the first 7 decades of the 20th century experiencing a population ebb and flow.  It then posted a 38% population increase from 1970 to 2000. Since then, however, it has entered a period of slow decline.   

Wisconsin's Applied Population Laboratory (APL) projects that Door County will be among the 10 counties with the greatest percent of population decline during the years 2010-2040. (page 20)

Source:  Wikipedia + U.S. Census Bureau (2015)

As of July 1, 2014, 26.4% of Door County's population is 65 and over compared to the state's 15.2%.  Its 0-to-4 demographic of is 3.9% vs. Wisconsin's 5.9%.  No surprise that the county appears on the APL list I referenced above.

Related posts:
A closer look at Dodge County.  (4/10/2016)
A closer look at Crawford County.  (4/8/2016)
A closer look at Columbia County.  (4/7/2016)
A closer look at Clark County.  (4/6/2016)
A closer look at Buffalo County.  (4/5/2016)
A closer look at Bayfield County.  (4/4/2016)
A closer look at Barron County.   (4/4/2016)
A closer look at Ashland County.  (4/3/2016)
A closer look at Adams County.  (4/3/2015)
The majority of Wisconsin counties have lost population since 2010.  (3/28/2016)
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)

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