Shawano County vs. Wisconsin
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1989-2017
Introduction
Shawano County:
2017 Population = 40,935
2017 Percent of State = 0.7%
Wisconsin:
2017 Population = 5,795,483
2017 Percent of State = 1.8%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Shawano County with comparisons to Wisconsin and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Shawano County vs. Wisconsin's population growth over 1989-2017. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1989-2017
Population, 1989-2017
Figure 1.
Figure 1 tracks Shawano County's annual population for the period 1989-2017 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 29-year period, Shawano County's population rose from 37,043 in 1989 to 40,935 in 2017, for a net gain of 3,892, or 10.5%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2017
Population, 1969-2017
Figure 2.
Figure 2 traces Wisconsin's annual population for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Wisconsin's population rose from 4,378,000 in 1969 to 5,795,483 in 2017, for a net gain of 1,417,483, or 32.4%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1989=100): 1989-2017
Population Indices (1989=100): 1989-2017
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Shawano County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Wisconsin, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1989 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1989 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Shawano County's overall population growth was 10.5% over 1989-2017 trailed Wisconsin's increase of 19.3%, and fell below the United States' increase of 32.0%.
Population as a Percent of the Wisconsin Total: 1989-2017
Population as a Percent of the Wisconsin Total: 1989-2017
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of contrasting the population growth of Shawano County is to compare its individual percentage contributions to Wisconsin's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster�or declined less�than Wisconsin's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1989, Shawano County's population totaled 0.76% of Wisconsin's population, while in 2017 it equated to 0.71% thereby yielding a -0.06% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2017 vs. 1989
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2017
vs.
1989
-0.06%
=
0.71%
-
0.76%
 
   
Shawano County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1990-2017
Shawano County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1990-2017
Figure 5.
Figure 5 shows the short-run pattern of Shawano County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1990-2017. The average annual percent change for the entire 28-year period is also traced on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Shawano County's population grew at an annual rate of 0.36% over 1990-2017. The county posted its highest growth in 2000 (1.44%) and recorded its lowest growth in 2015 (-0.70%). In 2017, Shawano County's population declined by -0.01%
Shawano County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1990-2017
Shawano County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1990-2017
Figure 6.
Over the past four decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again depicts the annual percent change in Shawano County's population since 1990, but this time they are displayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2017.
During the 1990s, Shawano County's annual population growth rate averaged 0.83%. It averaged 0.41% in the 2000s, and -0.29% thus far this decade (2010 to 2017).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Shawano County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Wisconsin and the nation. As the chart reveals, Shawano County's average annual population growth trailed Wisconsin's average during the 1990s (0.83% vs. 0.94%), recorded under Wisconsin's average during the 2000s (0.41% vs. 0.61%), and recorded under Wisconsin's average over the 8 year period of the last decade, 2010-2017 (-0.29% vs. 0.28%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Shawano County fell under the nation throughout the 1990s (0.83% vs. 1.23%), fell below the nation throughout the 2000s (0.41% vs. 0.95%), and lagged the nation over 2010-2017 (-0.29% vs. 0.75%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
0.36
0.83
0.41
-0.29
-0.01
 
0.63
0.94
0.61
0.28
0.39
 
1.00
1.23
0.95
0.75
0.72
 
   

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Shawano County:
Population, 1989-2017
 
1989
 
37,043
100.0
N
0.76
1990
 
37,222
100.5
0.48
0.76
1991
 
37,390
100.9
0.45
0.75
1992
 
37,577
101.4
0.50
0.75
1993
 
38,012
102.6
1.16
0.75
1994
 
38,345
103.5
0.88
0.75
1995
 
38,832
104.8
1.27
0.75
1996
 
39,077
105.5
0.63
0.75
1997
 
39,344
106.2
0.68
0.75
1998
 
39,773
107.4
1.09
0.75
1999
 
40,222
108.6
1.13
0.75
2000
 
40,801
110.1
1.44
0.76
2001
 
40,878
110.4
0.19
0.76
2002
 
40,976
110.6
0.24
0.75
2003
 
41,083
110.9
0.26
0.75
2004
 
41,273
111.4
0.46
0.75
2005
 
41,437
111.9
0.40
0.75
2006
 
41,639
112.4
0.49
0.75
2007
 
41,829
112.9
0.46
0.75
2008
 
41,894
113.1
0.16
0.74
2009
 
41,889
113.1
-0.01
0.74
2010
 
41,937
113.2
0.11
0.74
2011
 
41,663
112.5
-0.65
0.73
2012
 
41,504
112.0
-0.38
0.73
2013
 
41,409
111.8
-0.23
0.72
2014
 
41,344
111.6
-0.16
0.72
2015
 
41,053
110.8
-0.70
0.71
2016
 
40,941
110.5
-0.27
0.71
2017
 
40,935
110.5
-0.01
0.71
Source: Calculations by the Wisconsin Regional Economic Analysis Project (WI-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PSN
 
   

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Wisconsin:
Population, 1989-2017
 
1989
 
4,856,568
100.0
0.71
1.97
1990
 
4,904,562
101.0
0.99
1.96
1991
 
4,964,343
102.2
1.22
1.96
1992
 
5,025,398
103.5
1.23
1.96
1993
 
5,084,889
104.7
1.18
1.96
1994
 
5,133,678
105.7
0.96
1.95
1995
 
5,184,836
106.8
1.00
1.95
1996
 
5,229,986
107.7
0.87
1.94
1997
 
5,266,213
108.4
0.69
1.93
1998
 
5,297,672
109.1
0.60
1.92
1999
 
5,332,666
109.8
0.66
1.91
2000
 
5,373,999
110.7
0.78
1.90
2001
 
5,406,835
111.3
0.61
1.90
2002
 
5,445,162
112.1
0.71
1.89
2003
 
5,479,203
112.8
0.63
1.89
2004
 
5,514,026
113.5
0.64
1.88
2005
 
5,546,166
114.2
0.58
1.88
2006
 
5,577,655
114.8
0.57
1.87
2007
 
5,610,775
115.5
0.59
1.86
2008
 
5,640,996
116.2
0.54
1.86
2009
 
5,669,264
116.7
0.50
1.85
2010
 
5,690,403
117.2
0.37
1.84
2011
 
5,705,812
117.5
0.27
1.83
2012
 
5,721,075
117.8
0.27
1.82
2013
 
5,736,673
118.1
0.27
1.81
2014
 
5,751,272
118.4
0.25
1.81
2015
 
5,759,744
118.6
0.15
1.79
2016
 
5,772,917
118.9
0.23
1.79
2017
 
5,795,483
119.3
0.39
1.78
Source: Calculations by the Wisconsin Regional Economic Analysis Project (WI-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PSN
 
   

Tip: To augment your analysis click on the column headers in the following table to rank and/or sort the data.

   
 
United States:
Population, 1989-2017
 
1989
 
246,819,222
100.0
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
101.1
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
102.5
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
103.9
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
105.3
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
106.6
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
107.9
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
109.1
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
110.5
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
111.8
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
113.1
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
114.3
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
115.5
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
116.5
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
117.5
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
118.6
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
119.7
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
120.9
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
122.0
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
123.2
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
124.3
0.88
2010
 
309,338,421
125.3
0.84
2011
 
311,644,280
126.3
0.75
2012
 
313,993,272
127.2
0.75
2013
 
316,234,505
128.1
0.71
2014
 
318,622,525
129.1
0.76
2015
 
321,039,839
130.1
0.76
2016
 
323,405,935
131.0
0.74
2017
 
325,719,178
132.0
0.72
Source: Calculations by the Wisconsin Regional Economic Analysis Project (WI-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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