ERIC Number: ED161602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Urban and Rural Population Change in Wisconsin Counties, 1960 to 1975. Population Series 70-9.
Tordella, Stephen J.; And Others
Over the past several years significant changes have occurred in longstanding patterns of population growth within Wisconsin. Before 1960, growth occurred primarily in and around major metropolitan areas. In the 1970's a growth revival took place in nonmetropolitan counties. This, along with a sharp decline in urban growth, allowed rural growth to exceed urban for the first time since the state's formation. Annually, from 1970 to 1975, the urban population grew 0.3 percent and the rural by 1.5 percent; metropolitan counties grew 0.6 percent and the nonmetropolitan counties by 1.0 percent. Despite their remote locations, counties not adjacent to metropolitan areas are the most rapidly growing group in Wisconsin. This study examines the rural and urban population changes in the context of the unanticipated shift in growth patterns. Population data was derived from the 1960 and 1970 Censuses and the 1975 Population Estimates of the Wisconsin State Department of Administration. Tabular data for the state and for metropolitan/nonmetropolitan groupings of counties includes 1960, 1970, and 1975 urban and rural populations and average annual percent changes for the periods from 1960-1970 and 1970-1975. Urban and rural populations for each county are also given along with their average annual percent changes for urban and rural populations. (AUTHOR/DS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison, Univ. Extension.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Counties; Wisconsin