Wisconsin Population 2017
Wisconsin is part of the Great Lakes region of the country, located in the north Midwest. With a surface area of around 65,497.82 square miles, it is a relatively large state with a population to match -- it is the 23rd biggest state in the country, and in terms of population, it is the 20th most populous state in the US. The 2016 population of Wisconsin is estimated at 5,771,337. The state currently has a growth rate of 0.35%, which ranks 39th in the state.
The last census within the US was carried out in 2010, so in order to judge the population of Wisconsin in 2016, those figures have to be projected forward in the best way possible. Based on the state's growth rate, the population is now 5,771,337 in 2016, showing a 1.5% growth from the 2010 figure of 5,686,986.
Within the surface area of 65,497.82 miles, there is an average of 105 people for every square mile of Wisconsin land. That figure converts to 39.6 people for every square kilometer and it makes Wisconsin the 23rd most densely populated state in the entire US.
The state's biggest city by far is Milwaukee, with a population exceeding 600,000. This is followed by Madison (pop 248,000), Green Bay (pop 105,207) and Kenosha (pop 99,858). The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metropolitan Statistical Area has an estimated population of 1.55 million.