Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin census figures

Wisconsin Censuses


Read More About It

"County and City Databook" U.S. Dept. of Commerce

"1990 Census of Population - Wisconsin"


Vocabulary:

estimated
credited


Interesting Fact:

According to the 2000 census, the largest age group in Wisconsin are people between the ages of 35 and 44, with a total of 875,522.


Study Questions:

  • How does Wisconsin rank today in rate of growth compared to the other Midwest states?
  • What are the most populated areas of Wisconsin today? Find them on a map.
  • When did Wisconsin top the 1 million mark in population?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the census of Wisconsin:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on December 28:

    1846: Iowa becomes the 29th state admitted to the Union.
    1945: The Pledge of Allegiance is officially recognized by Congress.



  • December 28

    State Stats:

    December 28, 1993: The U. S. Census Bureau released figures showing Wisconsin's estimated population topped 5 million. A solid economy and employment growth were credited for making Wisconsin one of the fastest growing states in the Midwest.


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