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Falls Population and Racial Diversity Continue to Grow

Asian population more than quadruples over the decade.

The 2010 Census data for Wisconsin has been released, and the numbers indicate Menomonee Falls has continued a rapid pace of growth and has become more racially diverse over the past decade.

The population in Menomonee Falls expanded by 9.1 percent from 32,647 in 2000 to 35,626 in 2010. Since 1990, the population in the state’s largest village has grown by 32 percent.

In comparison, the population of Waukesha County grew by 7.7 percent in 2010 to approximately 388,000 people. Statewide, population grew by roughly 6 percent to 5.7 million.

As the population in Menomonee Falls grew over the past decade, so did the village’s diversity. The village Asian population grew at the highest rate last decade. In 2000, Asians represented 0.9 percent of Falls total population. In 2010, Asians represented 3.5 percent of the population totaling 1,250 people.

African American and Hispanic populations also grew significantly. African Americans accounted for 1.5 percent of the total village population in 2000, but now represent 3 percent totaling 1,062 individuals. Hispanic grew at a smaller rate, and 697 individuals represent 2 percent of the population; up from 1.2 percent in 2000.

For perspective, African American and Hispanic populations were a combined 0.9 percent of the total population in 1990.

According to the 2010 Census data, 96.2 percent of the 15,142 housing units in the village were occupied.

The United States Census Bureau has yet to release the full data set for Wisconsin. To examine the numbers for yourself, visit the American Fact Finder  website.

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