In early October 2012, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (Demographic Service Center – Division of Intergovernmental Relations) released the January 1, 2012 population estimates for towns (townships), villages, cities, and counties.
St. Croix County, located in west central Wisconsin along the state’s border with Minnesota, added 511 new residents since the 2010 Census for a 0.6 percent increase. The county grew from 84,345 in 2010 to the current estimate of 84,856. The 2000 Census estimated St. Croix’s population at 63,155 residents.
The Demographic Services Center annually produces population estimates for Wisconsin counties and municipalities. The estimates are based on the prior census and analysis of contemporary data including housing units, dormitory and institutional populations, automobile registrations, residential electric meters and others.