MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – A new U.S. Census Bureau report says Wisconsin's population is growing.
According to the latest figures, the state's population grew by about 39,000 since the 2010 census to about 5.7 million residents.
Dane County experienced strong growth with nearly 40% of the state's increase attributed to the county.
Brown and Milwaukee counties also posted gains. Brown County added more than 5,000 residents resulting in 2% growth. Milwaukee County added 7,400 people for 1% growth.
The population in St. Croix County, on the Minnesota border, also grew about 1%, adding 900 people since 2010.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the population in half of Wisconsin's 72 counties has declined since 2010.
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