“We’ve got history,” said Ontonagon resident, former teacher and local historian Bruce Johanson. “What we don’t have is people.”
A new Wisconsin Policy Forum report finds Wisconsin’s population growth in rural areas is more robust than most of the Midwest.
Yes. While running to become Milwaukee’s mayor in 2022, Cavalier Johnson said he wants the city to reach one million people. “In this future I envision, we will have one million residents and many more peaks to our skyline,” Johnson said in a document posted to his campaign website.
Dairy farmer Jeremy Meissner and farm manager Huron Mireles are part of the reason Clark County’s population is growing while nearby counties’ levels are declining. Part three of three in the Center’s Rural Slide series.
In Wood County, where almost half of the paper industry jobs disappeared during the past decade, local leaders are using a regional approach to boost existing industries. Part two of three in the Center’s Rural Slide series.
In Iron County, which lost one of every seven residents from 2000 to 2010, residents say a controversial taconite mine may be the only way to reverse devastating population loss. Part one of three in the Center’s Rural Slide series.
In the 1990s, only Milwaukee County lost residents. In the aughts, Milwaukee County gained residents. But rural counties lost them — part of a larger Midwestern pattern, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison news release from today based on just-released Wisconsin census data.