Milwaukee County leads regional population gains

Milwaukee County’s population grew from 947,735 in 2010 to 956,023 in 2013, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The county added 8,288 residents, a 0.9 percent increase.

The 2010-13 population increase for Milwaukee County is noteworthy because the county’s population fell from 1,054,063 in 1970 to 940,164 in 2000 and only grew by 7,571, up 0.8 percent, from 2000 to 2010.

Waukesha County’s population grew from 389,891 to 393,843, adding 3,952 residents, an increase of 1.0 percent.

Population estimates for the other counties in southeastern Wisconsin:
– Kenosha County added 1,331 residents to 167,757, an increase of 0.8 percent from 2010.
– Washington County added 852 residents to 132,739, an increase of 0.6 percent.
– Walworth County added 717 residents to 102,945, an increase of 0.7 percent.
– Ozaukee County added 659 residents to 87,054, an increase of 0.8 percent.
– Racine County lost 367 residents to 195,041, a decrease of 0.2 percent.
– Sheboygan County lost 585 residents to 114,922, a decrease of 0.5 percent.

For the entire State of Wisconsin, the population rose 1.0 percent between 2010-13, adding 55,730 residents to 5,742,713.

By comparison the U.S. population as a whole rose 2.4 percent from 2010-13 to 316,128,839, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data.

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