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Old 03-10-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Say Hello to Kenosha!

Not since 1990 has a top city over taken another city in terms of population when Kenosha passed Racine. During the next census Kenosha "should" over take Green Bay, Appleton will pass Racine and Eau Claire has already passed up Oshkosh in the last census, 2010 Oshkosh was larger. I will throw in this caveat it is possible Green Bay holds on to the 3rd spot but with Green Bay's falling population and the Foxconn effect with Kenosha and Kenosha's growth it's only a matter of time before Kenosha passes Green Bay. It's also possible that Racine could still drop and get passed by Appleton and Waukesha which both are still growing pretty strong for state standards. However it is a wait to see if Foxconn will boom Racine's population or Mount Pleasant's instead. Eau Claire is growing pretty well too, so in 20 years you could see Eau Claire as the 5th Largest city in Wisconsin right behind Green Bay.

Current:

Milwaukee: 596,000 (602,000 per city officials)
Madison: 253,000
Green Bay: 106,000
Kenosha: 100,000
Racine: 77,000
Appleton: 75,000
Waukesha: 73,000
Eau Claire: 69,000
Oshkosh: 66,000

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._by_population
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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In terms of counties, Kenosha is right on the heels of Winnebago County for population.

7.) Winnebago County: 170,000
8.) Kenosha County: 169,000

You could see this flipped come next census time as well as Washington County passing up Marathon County(Wisconsin's largest by area).

10.) Marathon County: 136,000
11.) Washington County 135,000

Current of The Big 4 Counties:

Milwaukee County: 952,000
Dane County: 532,000
Waukesha County 400,000
Brown County: 250,000

Racine holding steady at 195,000 but should climb back above the 200,000 mark after the next census. Outagamie County is growing strong so you could see Outagamie pass Racine but with Foxconn coming in I doubt that. Outagamie County is at 185,000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_in_Wisconsin
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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For more census data check out https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/...es/index.xhtml
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Say Hello to Kenosha!
Kenosha is a fine city. Very livable.

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Old 03-10-2018, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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BTW in state figures Wisconsin is set to be passed by Colorado if it hasn't already happened. We also have Minnesota right on our heels in terms of population.

WI: 5,795,483
CO: 5,607,154
MN: 5,576,606

As of July 1 2017.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Kenosha will overtake Green Bay, Eau Claire will overtake Waukesha over the next 10 or 15 years or so. Will Madison reach 300,000 at some point?
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Kenosha will overtake Green Bay, Eau Claire will overtake Waukesha over the next 10 or 15 years or so. Will Madison reach 300,000 at some point?
Madison will definitely reach 300,000, I don't know Madison real well but just by looking at a map, they don't seem to be land locked by suburbs on the northwest or southwest side. Plus Madison's low density outside of downtown should provide more future development. In our lifetime you could actually see Madison pass Milwaukee. Now Milwaukee is going through a huge condo and apartment boom and they city is finally starting to tear down and build more houses again something they haven't done since the 80's. So Milwaukee's population should start going up again, not enough to tell by this 2020 census but 2030 you'll see it.

For most of our state's history Racine was always the 2nd largest city in the state but around 1945 Madison passed Racine. If you ever go to Racine you'll see a lot of bigger buildings and it will seem like a bigger city than it really is. Racine had a peak population of about 100,000 but now is dropping to 70,000. Madison was the 4th largest until about 1922 when it passed Kenosha but still lagged behind Racine but then in 1943 Madison boomed from 67,000 to 96,000 in just 10 years. Racine must of had a lot of war casualties during this time since their pop. was pretty much flat lined. I wonder what Madison did or the college did at that time to jump that many people while every other city in the state and US was dropping pop.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Madison is 94 sq miles and Milwaukee is 96 sq miles, yet Milwaukee has twice the population. I think Madison will grow and shrink the difference, but it would have to more than double it's population. I don't know if Madison has enough vacant land in order to add 350,000 people, that may be difficult.

Milwaukee after 40 years of population loss from 750,000 to 590,000 has leveled off the past 20 at around 600,000. Hopefully with the influx of immigrants and the recent developments the city will begin to grow again. It's getting close. People are taking notice of Milwaukee. The redevelopment has been impressive.

Maybe Foxcom will turn Racine's luck around and it will grow again. Kenosha is poised to really takeoff. I can see it growing to well over 125,000. The push from Northern Illinois has taken off.

Eau Claire is also poised to take off. It's going to move up the charts. Maybe up to #5 in twenty years.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Ill just issued a new bill to raise their income tax yet again so even more people will move into WI.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinoi...bit-1520636290

"Between 2012 and 2016, Illinois lost $18.35 billion in adjusted gross income to other states. Its labor force has been contracting since 2008 while its neighbors grow their pool of human capital. Wisconsin with a 3.2% unemployment rate is recruiting workers in Illinois (4.9%)."

"The average property tax bill has risen by half over the last decade while home prices have fallen by 10%, according to the lllinois Policy Institute."

"...its property and corporate taxes are among the highest in the country."
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: IN
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Ill just issued a new bill to raise their income tax yet again so even more people will move into WI.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinoi...bit-1520636290

"Between 2012 and 2016, Illinois lost $18.35 billion in adjusted gross income to other states. Its labor force has been contracting since 2008 while its neighbors grow their pool of human capital. Wisconsin with a 3.2% unemployment rate is recruiting workers in Illinois (4.9%)."

"The average property tax bill has risen by half over the last decade while home prices have fallen by 10%, according to the lllinois Policy Institute."

"...its property and corporate taxes are among the highest in the country."
Not too surprising. Even metros like Louisville have been seeing in influx of residents from Chicagoland and other areas of IL.
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