By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff
October 14, 2020
City Clerk Michele Smith reports that the state Department of Administration’s estimate of the city’s population for 2020 is 15,035. This is the first time in history that the population has passed the 15,000 threshold. Of course, the current and historic numbers shown below include a significant portion of UW-W’s enrollment. The “long-term” population is unknown, with most speculation being in the range of 6000-8000.
Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision announced on October 13, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced that it is closing the 2020 census effective on October 15. A lawsuit had sought to extend the collection through October 31. The data that is used for local and state redistricting is due to be released by March 31, 2021.