October 08. 2012 11:00AM - Last modified: October 08. 2012 11:47AM

BizTimes Morning Headlines: Rural towns feel effects of sliding population

  
Since 2000, Iron County has lost nearly 14 percent of its population — roughly one out of every seven people.

During the 1990s, only Milwaukee County lost population in Wisconsin. But from 2000 to 2010, while the state’s population grew by 6 percent, 19 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties lost population, with the declines concentrated in rural areas. The losses continued in most of those rural counties in 2011. In these places, the population is aging, fewer babies are born, and fewer workers are left to support — and care for — those left behind. For more, read the BizTimes Morning Headlines.
 

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