Erica Brewster

UW-Extension

Oneida county is still trying to figure out where to locate some departments after two departments moved into the new Oneida Senior Center downtown.

Northwoods' Aging Population Grows More Rapidly

Jun 15, 2013

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  percent.