Ozaukee County #14 on Fastest Growing Counties List in Wisconsin


Declining births, increasing deaths largely due to the graying Baby Boomer population, and a crackdown on immigration have contributed to many states seeing net population losses in recent years.

However, in Wisconsin the Top 30 counties on the list have seen growth ftom the period of 2010 to 2018. Stacker compiled a list of the fastest-growing counties in Wisconsin using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest population growth from 2010 to 2019, based on 5-year estimates.

A county typically sees population growth as a “bedroom community” (a municipality with an atypically large commuting population) to a large city. These communities are typically quieter than their feeder cities, offer lower rents and a higher quality of living, and are remote enough to be immune to the feeder city’s crime, traffic, and crowds. 

Ozaukee County was ranked #14 on the Wisconsin list. Communities in the county includes Cedarburg, Mequon, Thiensville, Grafton, Port Washington, Saukville, Fedonia and Belgium.

Here are some facts from the report:

#14. Ozaukee County
– 2010 to 2019 population change: +2,652
— #699 among all counties nationwide
– 2010 to 2019 percent population change: +3.1%
— #19 among counties in Wisconsin, #1,036 among all counties nationwide
– 2019 population: 88,597
— #18 largest county in Wisconsin, #654 largest county nationwide.

Placing ahead of Ozaukee County was neighboring county Washington County in 10th place with a population change: +4,719 from 2010 to 2019. The top spot was Dane County, where the capitol city Madison is located, with a population change of +58,330 population increase.

To learn more about the research study and how other counties in the state placed, visit Stacker Web Site

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Photo Gallery Photos courtesy of local photographer Renee Brandt and Shutterstock.

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