Population figures for every Wisconsin community, 1850-2000

Population of Wisconsin, 1850-2000

Although not itself a primary source, this volume brings together a wealth of primary data that is widely scattered through dozens of other books. Its figures on the populations of Wisconsin towns and cities were transcribed from tables published in the Wisconsin Blue Book, which were themselves derived from the official records of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The starting date of 1850 was selected because this was the first federal census taken after Wisconsin became a state.  Questionable numbers were checked against the original printed U.S. census volumes and corrected as needed. Communities may appear in different counties due to changes in county boundaries between census years. Use the search box at the upper left of the viewer to locate any specific community and see how its population changed between 1850 and 2000.

Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Social Institutions
Creator: Mulhern, Nancy L.
Pub Data: Scanned from an unpublished typescript in the Library reference collection, Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: Mulhern, Nancy L. Population of Wisconsin, 1850-2000 (unpublished typescript in the Library reference collection, Wisconsin Historical Society). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1722; Visited on: 2/3/2023