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Population
  2010 2019
Population 5,686,986 5,822,434
Rank 20 20
Median Age 38.5 39.8
   
Total 8 year-olds 73,879 69,473
Boys 37,598 35,632
Girls 36,281 33,841
Total 9 year-olds 74,892 71,800
Boys 38,259 36,727
Girls 36,633 35,073
Total 10 year-olds 76,071 71,443
Boys 38,969 36,428
Girls 37,102 35,015
Total 11 year-olds 74,806 73,463
Boys 38,147 37,612
Girls 36,659 35,851
Total 12 year-olds 74,635 74,291
Boys 38,099 37,891
Girls 36,536 36,400
Total 13 year-olds 74,866 73,861
Boys 38,182 37,880
Girls 36,684 35,981
Total 14 year-olds 75,549 73,733
Boys 38,835 37,745
Girls 36,714 35,988
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 80.5% 80.8%
Car Pool 8.8% 8.0%
Public Transportation 1.7% 1.7%
Work at Home 4.2% 5.1%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 91.7%

Geography
  2010
Capital Madison
Largest City Milwaukee
Second Largest City Madison
Persons Per Square Mile 105.0

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 2,028 2,009
Amusement Parks 10 6
Fast-Food Restaurants 3,349 3,782
Toy Stores 205 209
Video/Disc Rental Stores 234 71
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 19 24
Candy & Nut Stores 63 49
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 158 182
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 6 4

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: May 29, 1848
  • Population 1850: 305,391
  • Population 1900: 2,069,042
  • Population 1950: 3,434,575
  • Population 2000: 5,363,675
  • Population 2010: 5,686,986

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : America's Dairyland
  • Flower : Wood Violet
  • Tree : Sugar Maple
  • Bird : Robin
  • Animal : Badger
  • Dance : Polka
  • Drink : Milk
  • Dog : American Water Spaniel

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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