You may not necessarily see more people, but you will see a much more diverse population in Door and Kewaunee counties. The U.S. Census Bureau released its population data this month which is used for a variety of reasons including redistricting and federal funding.
The population in Door County grew by over eight percent since 2010 to 30,066. Although it remains overwhelmingly white, Door County saw its Hispanic population increase by 467 residents. 703 more residents identified themselves as two or more races compared to the 2010 census. The county’s white population dropped almost four percentage points to 91.5 percent.
Kewaunee County saw its population take a microscopic dip in the 2020 census, losing just 11 people in the last 10 years to settle at 20,563. The county saw its Hispanic population nearly double in that span, growing from 463 to 834. The groups of American Indian, Asian, and those identifying as two or more races also saw growth. The county’s white population dropped four percentage points to 93.1 percent.
Overall, the state grew in population by 3.6 percent to 5.8 million people thanks to gains in all non-white races and ethnicities. You can see a complete breakdown of the U.S. Census figures for Door County and Kewaunee County by clicking this link.