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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
(1958)

Wisconsin in 1958,   pp. [69]-[228] PDF (45.4 MB)


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WISCONSIN IN 1958                  8
while Wisconsin's population is rising, its rank among the states
declines because other states increase in population more rapidly.
  Since 1900 when Wisconsin had 2.72 per cent of the total popu-
lation of the nation, its proportion of the country's population has
declined slowly but consistently.
Year
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
                             Per cent of total
                             U.S. population
                               in Wisconsin
..........................................................  2 .7 2
..........................................................  2 .5 4
................................................... 2.49
..........................................................  2 .3 9
             ........................... ..........2.38
. .. . ..................................... 2.28
  A 1957 survey revealed that during the first 3 months o¢f that
year Wisconsin gained a few more people by migration than it lost
but that in the second 3 months of 1957 it lost 8 per cent more than
it gained.
                   The Citizenship of Our People
   Most of the residents of Wisconsin are citizens of the United
States. The proportion of the residents who are citizens has, how-
ever, increased substantially as immigration has been restricted.
This is graphically illustrated by the following data comparing 1930,
1940 and 1950.
                              1930
Total population 21 years
  old and over             1,768,818
Total population 21 and
  over who were citizens   1,655,260
Per cent who were citizens  93.6
Total population 21 and
   over who were native-
   born citizens           1,393,884
Per cent who were native-
  born citizens               78.8
Number of naturalized
   citizens 21 and over      261,376
Per cent who were
   naturalized citizens       14.8
Total aliens 21 years and
   over                       97,178
Per cent who were aliens    5.5
2,018,581  2,222,423
1,941,603  2,184,093
   96.2         98.3
1,733,936  2,007,432
85.9
90.3
207,667      176,661
10.3
7.9
54,012       20,420
2.7           0.9
              The Racial Characteristics of the People
  Wisconsin residents are predominantly Caucasian and always
have been. In 1950 when we had the largest nonCaucasian popula-
tion in the history of the state, 98.8 per cent of the people were
83
1940
19,50


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