The population of Forest County peaked in 1940, which was followed by a precipitous 36% decline during the next 2 decades. Since then, it's been a series of ups and downs. The county has lost nearly 10% of its population since 2000.
Lumbering in Forest County can be traced back to 1842. Currently among the top 10 counties in output of forest products, it remains an important part of the economy.
As of July 1, 2014, 21.8% of Forest County's population is 65 and over compared to a state average of 15.2%. Its 0-to-4 demographic of is identical to Wisconsin's 5.9%.
A closer look at Douglas County. (4/12/2016)
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)
Wisconsin 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)