Friday, April 15, 2016

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

Like its neighbors to the west -- Ashland, Bayfield, and Douglas counties -- Iron County initially experienced rapid growth thanks to the timber and mining industries.  Its population peaked in 1920 and then stabilized for two decades.  Since then, it has declined 42%

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

As of July 1, 2014, 28.2% of Iron County's population is 65 and over compared to a state average of 15.2%.  Its 0-to-4 demographic is 3.8% compared to Wisconsin's 5.9%.  A projected population loss of 8.4% between 2010 to 2040 puts it in the top 10 among Wisconsin counties. 

Related posts:
A closer look at Green Lake County.  (4/14/2016)
A closer look at Forest County.  (4/13/2016)
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)

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