population shift http://wxpr.org en Northwoods' Aging Population Grows More Rapidly http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-aging-population-grows-more-rapidly <p>A local UW-Extension agent says the population shift toward more older residents in Wisconsin is even more pronounced in the Northwoods.The U-S Census Bureau says 14 percent of the state’s population was 65-or-older as of last July. That’s .7 percent more than in the 2010 Census. Wisconsin had an estimated 824,500 seniors as of last July. That includes 124,000 who were 85-or-older – an increase of 6,000 during the previous two years. Also, Wisconsin’s percentage of senior citizens is larger than the national figure of 13.7 &nbsp;percent.</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3695 at http://wxpr.org