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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
(1954)

Basic statistical information on Wisconsin,   pp. [483]-594 PDF (29.6 MB)


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POPULATION OF WISCONSIN, 1840 TO 1953
                               % of
Year   Populationi Increase   Increase    Urban'      Rural'   % Urban1 Density
1840       30,945       -         -            -       30,945      -    
    .56
1850      305,391   274,446    886.9        28,623    276,768      9.4  
   5.58
1860      775,881   470,490    154.06      111,874     664,007    14.4  
  14.1
1870    1,054,670   278,789     35.93      207,099     847,571    19.6  
  19.2
1880    1,315,497   260,827     24.73      317,204     998,293    24.1  
  24.0
1890    1,693,330   377,833     28.72      562,286   1,131,044    33.2  
  30.9
1900    2,069,042   375,712     22.2       790,213   1,278,829    38.2  
  37.4
1910    2,333,860   264,818     12.8     1,004,320   1,329,540    43.0  
  42.6
1920    2,632,067   298,207     12.77    1,244,858   1,387,209    47.3  
  47.6
1930    2,939,006   306,939     11.7     1,553,843   1,385,163    52.9  
  53.0
1940    3,137,587   198,581      6.75    1,679,144   1,458,443    53.5  
  57.3
1950    3,434,575   296,988      9.46    1,906,363   1,528,212    55.5  
  62.7
19532   3,545,000   110,000      3.2
    For population of cities, counties and villages see succeeding sections
in
        this volume, entitled Wisconsin Cities and Villages, and County Officers.
    For population of political subdivisions, see 1952 Blue Book, Population
of
        Counties by Minor Civil Divisions, pp. 470-83.
        PROPORTION OF WISCONSIN POPULATION
              VOTING FOR GOVERNOR 1850-1950
                                                                     Percent
of
                                                                     Population
                                              Total Vote             Voting
for
Year                Population               for Governor*           Governor
1850                   305,391                   43,131                 14.1
1860                   775,881                   98,233                 12.6*
1870                 1,054,670                  147,211                 13.9
1880                 1,315,497                  171,778                 13.05**
1890                 1,693,330                  309,149                 18.2
1900                 2,069,042                  440,897                21.3**
1910                 2,333,860                  319,462                13.6
1920"**              2,632,067                  481,828            
    18.3**
1930* **             2,939,006                  606,401                20.6
1940***              3,137,587                1,373,597                43.7**
!950***              3,434,575                1,138,087                33.4
  1Data from Bureau of the Census, 1950 Census of Population, Advance Reports,
  Series PC-8 No. 48, p. 2.
  2Estimated as of July 1, 1953; data from Bureau of Census, Population Estimates,
  Series P-25, No. 89, January 25, 1954.
  *Data from Wisconsin Blue Book.
  **Presidential election year.
***Election held after proclamation of 19th amendment which provided for
woman
   suffrage.


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