Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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

Like its neighbors to the east, Bayfield and Ashland counties, Douglas County saw its population peak in 1920 after boom-and-bust cycles in mining and forestry.  After a slight uptick in 1940, the county experienced a slow leak in residents from 1940 to 1990, followed by two decades of growth (6%).   So far in this decade, Douglas County is estimated to have lost 1,558 residents.

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

As of July 1, 2014, 16.3% of Douglas County's population is 65 and over compared to the state's 15.2%.  Its 0-to-4 demographic of is 5.3 vs. Wisconsin's 5.9%.  Neither percentage is too far off the state average.

Related posts:
A closer look at Door County.  (4/11/2016)
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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