Wisconsin’s Demographic Changes: Impact on Rural Schools and Communities

November 13, 2018, 11:30 - 1:00

Educational Sciences, Room 259 1025 West Johnson Street

Sarah Kemp

Researcher, UW-Madison’s Applied Population Laboratory (APL)

Sarah Kemp

Rural areas of Wisconsin face challenges in maintaining population size due to an aging population and declining numbers of children and young adults. This presentation illustrates these demographic shifts and their effects on rural schools districts, as well as businesses, social
services, and housing.

Sarah Kemp, Researcher with the UW-Madison’s Applied Population Laboratory (APL), examines rural school issues, student enrollment projections, redistricting, and demographic change in innerring suburbs.