Wisconsin is a state with coastlines on 2 Great Lakes, Michigan and Superior and an interior of forests and farms. Milwaukee is the largest city and is famous for the Milwaukee Public Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum, displaying classic motorcycles. Most of the beer companies are based here and many offer brewery tours. The Capital of Wisconsin is Madison.
The state’s geography is diverse, with the Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupying the western part of Wisconsin and lowlands going to the shore of Lake Michigan. The state is second to Michigan in the length of it’s Great Lakes coastline.
POPULATION OF WISCONSIN IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 5.709 Million, 2012 – 5.725 Million, 2013 – 5.743 Million, 2014 – 5.758 Million. Taking a look at the information of population of Wisconsin in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Wisconsin have expanded by 0.049 Million. Thus, the present year population ought to be around 5.77025 Million and the anticipated population of Wisconsin of the year 2016 ought to be 5.7825 Million.
The different types of ethnic groups settled in different areas of the Wisconsin. Although Germans settled everywhere around the state, the largest concentration was Milwaukee. Norwegians settled in farming areas in the north and west. Finns and other groups settled in different places and Irish, Italian as well as Polish immigrants settling mostly in the urban areas. Menominee County is the only county in the eastern part of the country with an American Indian majority.
Many of Wisconsin’s African-American population live in cities like, Milwaukee, Racine, Beloit, Kenosha and Milwaukee home to nearly three-fourths of the Wisconsin’s black Americans.
DEMOGRAPHY OF WISCONSIN:
The US Census Bureau predicts that the population of the state was 5,757,564 on July 1, 2014, a 1.24% increase since the year 2010 US Census.
Wisconsin has been ethnically heterogeneous. Following the period of French fur traders, the next came the miners and which many of whom were Cornish, who actually settled in the southwestern area of Wisconsin. The next was dominated by “Yankees,” English descent from New England and New York. In the years of statehood, they dominated the Wisconsin’s heavy industry, finance, politics and education. Between the year 1850 and 1900, huge amount of European immigrants followed them, including Germans, Scandinavians and smaller groups of Belgians, Dutch, Swiss, Finns, Irish, Poles, Italians, and others.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF WISCONSIN:
106.0 per square mile is the population density of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin has a growth rate of 0.35%, that ranks 39th in the state. Wisconsin’s biggest city is Milwaukee, with a population of 594,000 and is followed by Madison (pop 233,000), Green Bay (pop 104,000) and Kenosha (pop 99,000). The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metropolitan Statistical Area has a predicted population of 1.56 million as per previous data reports.
Around 50% of all Wisconsin counties declined in population from the year 2013. The new numbers show a big slowdown in the nations growth. Biggest population spike came around the years of 1840 and 1850, when an astonishing rise of around 900% took the population of the state from 305,391 to 775,881. Though the increase began to slow down, the overall picture was one of growth and by the beginning of the 20th Century. Figures here were recorded at 2,069,042.
FACTS ABOUT WISCONSIN:
- Wisconsin visitors and residents enjoy the state’s 7,446 streams and rivers. It stretch 26,767 miles. Enough to circle the globe at the equator.
- The state’s Door County has five state parks and 250 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. These figures represent more than any other county in the United States.
- In the year 1878-1879 the state’s legislature approved the creation of a state park in Vilas County. The proposal was not successful and Wisconsin ended up selling two-thirds of area land to lumber interest for $8 an acre in 1897.