Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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

Buffalo County's population peaked in 1900, by which time the agricultural focus has shifted from wheat to dairy and livestock.  Agriculture remains the county's primary source of income.

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

As of July 1, 2014, 20.0% of Buffalo County's population is 65 and over compared to 15.2% throughout the state of Wisconsin.  The county is underrepresented in the 0-to-4 demographic:  5.2% vs. 5.9%

Also of interest:
Wisconsin’s Future Population:  Projections for the State, Its Counties and Municipalities, 2010 - 2040.  (UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory, December 2013)

Buffalo makes the list of "Counties with Greatest Percent Decline, 2010-2040".

Related posts:
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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