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Senior population grows in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Newly-released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Wisconsin's senior population continues to grow.

People 65 and older account for 14.4% of Wisconsin's population. That's an increase from 13.7% recorded in the April 2010 census. An estimated 824,500 seniors lived in Wisconsin last year. Nationwide, 43 million people are 65 and older.

The latest figures also provide a glimpse at the state's minority population. The fastest growing demographic is the multiracial population, which include some Hispanics. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/15ZqjId ) says the multiracial population increased 7.7% over two years to about 96,000.

Non-Hispanic Asians were the second fastest growing group, increasing 6.9% to about 138,000.

 

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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