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Wisconsin Under 18 Population Declines Over the Past Decade

By John Forester | December 15, 2021

From WisPolitics.com …

Wisconsin’s population of those under 18 fell by 4.3 percent over the past decade, more than double the decline over the previous 10-year period, according to a new study.The nonpartisan Forward Analytics concluded in its new report that the trend will exacerbate some issues, including the state’s struggle to find an adequate workforce.Census numbers show Wisconsin’s population growth of 3.6 percent between 2010 and 2020 was the slowest on record. Forward Analytics found that trend is being driven by the drop in the youth population.The number of births dropped in every year but one from 2010 to 2020 for Wisconsin. That resulted in about 44,000 fewer babies born than during 2000 to 2010.See the report here.

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