County grows slowly – with hotspots

The recently released 2020 U.S. Census results show Sheboygan County as a whole had minimal population growth, adding 2,527 residents (+2.2%) since 2010, but with considerable variation in growth or losses among the county’s 28 municipalities.

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The county’s three cities of Sheboygan, Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls, together with the Town of Sheboygan, accounted for the lion’s share of the increased population, adding 2,428 residents total, or 96% of the county’s total increase.

The cities of Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls had considerably higher growth rates than the city of Sheboygan however, recording 5.8% and 5.6% increases, compared to Sheboygan’s 1.3% increase.

The towns of Greenbush and Mitchell showed the biggest percentage gain and loss in population, respectively.

This is possibly due to a unconfirmed change in how the incarcerated population of Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution, which is located in both townships, was allocated.

The 2020 Census shows a correctional population of 724 in Mitchell, and 438 in Greenbush.

Aside from those two townships, the largest total and percentage increase was the Town of Sheboygan, at +11.9% (+865); the largest decrease in total was the Town of Plymouth at -112 (-3.5%); while the Village of Waldo had the largest percent decrease of -7.2% (-36).

The Town of Rhine had the least change either way, recording just 5 additional residents since 2010.

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