Milwaukee leads region in population growth

The City of Milwaukee’s population increased by 3,749 residents to 598,916, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

According to Census Burea data, the city population grew significantly until around 1960 when it peaked at 741,000. Then the city’s population dropped dramatically during the 1970s. Since 2000 the city’s population has plateaued at just under 600,000.

Other communities in southeastearn Wisconsin with significant population gains since 2010, according to the Census Bureau, include:

– Kenosha, up 800 to 100,150
– Wauwatosa, up 609 to 47,068
– Franklin, up 593 to 36,083
– Oak Creek, up 411 to 34,908
– Pewaukee (city of), up 397 to 13,610
– West Bend, up 374 to 31,540
– Greenfield, up 294 to 37,072
– West Allis, up 292 to 60,732
– Pleasant Prairie, up 278 to 20,027
– Greendale, up 271 to 14,325
– Muskego, up 244 to 24,407
– Waukesha, up 204 to 70,920
– Menomonee Falls, up 169 to 35,802
– Mequon, up 117 to 23,225
– Port Washington, up 115 to 11,365
– Oconomowoc, up 114 to 15,888
– New Berlin, up 113 to 39,703
– Sussex, up 110 to 10,633.
– Whitewater, up 106 to 14,505

The most significant population declines from 2010-12 in southeastern Wisconsin occurred in Racine, where the population fell 487 to 78,303, and in Sheboygan, where the population fell 315 to 49,210.

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