Demographics of Aging in Wisconsin

 

This page provides links to information about population aging in Wisconsin counties. The PowerPoint slideshow titled "Wisconsin's Elder Boom: Projections for the Growing 65+ Population" provides a series of colored maps showing how population aging is expected to affect Wisconsin counties over the next 25 years. The numbers behind the maps are available in the downloadable Excel file called "Population Projection Tables."  All population projections data come from the Wisconsin Department of Administration's Population Projections program. 

PowerPoint Slide Show (PPT, 609 KB)
Data Tables (Excel, 74 KB)

Census 2010

Census 2010 provides official population counts, information about the racial and ethnic makeup of the older population, and household composition statistics.  See these summaries for basic county information about the numbers of individuals in race and age group:

In addition, a Census 2010 aging profile is available for each county, including age, sex, race, and household information about the older population.  Download a county profile by clicking the link, below (all profiles Excel, 32 KB):

Wisconsin (Statewide)

Adams

Ashland

Barron

Bayfield

Brown

Buffalo

Burnett

Calumet

Chippewa

Clark

Columbia

Crawford

Dane

Dodge

Door

Douglas

Dunn

Eau Claire

Florence

Fond du Lac

Forest

Grant

Green

Green Lake

Iowa

Iron

Jackson

Jefferson

Juneau

Kenosha

Kewaunee

La Crosse

Lafayette

Langlade

Lincoln

Manitowoc

Marathon

Marinette

Marquette

Menominee

Milwaukee

Monroe

Oconto

Oneida

Outagamie

Ozaukee

Pepin

Pierce

Polk

Portage

Price

Racine

Richland

Rock

Rusk

Sauk

Sawyer

Shawano

Sheboygan

St. Croix

Taylor

Trempealeau

Vernon

Vilas

Walworth

Washburn

Washington

Waukesha

Waupaca

Waushara

Winnebago

Wood

 

Social and Economic Profiles:
The American Community Survey

While the Census provides population counts, the Census Bureau collects social and economic information using the American Community Survey.  Based on Survey information, demographic profiles are available for each county and for the state as a whole, detailing the characteristics of the county's older population.  The information comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey for 2008-12, in a printer-friendly Excel format for you to download or print. Click a county's name, below, to download its profile.

County Aging Profiles, 2008-12
(All profiles Excel, 27 KB)

Wisconsin (Statewide)

Adams

Ashland

Barron

Bayfield

Brown

Buffalo

Burnett

Calumet

Chippewa

Clark

Columbia

Crawford

Dane

Dodge

Door

Douglas

Dunn

Eau Claire

Florence

Fond du Lac

Forest

Grant

Green

Green Lake

Iowa

Iron

Jackson

Jefferson

Juneau

Kenosha

Kewaunee

La Crosse

Lafayette

Langlade

Lincoln

Manitowoc

Marathon

Marinette

Marquette

Menominee

Milwaukee

Monroe

Oconto

Oneida

Outagamie

Ozaukee

Pepin

Pierce

Polk

Portage

Price

Racine

Richland

Rock

Rusk

Sauk

Sawyer

Shawano

Sheboygan

St. Croix

Taylor

Trempealeau

Vernon

Vilas

Walworth

Washburn

Washington

Waukesha

Waupaca

Waushara

Winnebago

Wood

 

For More Information

For more details about your county's population, or for other Census information, please contact Eric Grosso, Department of Health Services, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources at (608) 266-7803 or email EricR.Grosso@wisconsin.gov.

  

Last Revised: February 13, 2015