The APL provides public facing tools and resources, including interactive maps and reports, to facilitate local and statewide demographics knowledge.
At the APL, we have designed web applications that make complex and at times hard-to-find data publicly available in a user-friendly format.
The recently expanded Wisconsin Food Security Project provides a cutting-edge interactive website for exploring and documenting food security and food security infrastructure throughout the state.
APL's flagship website, GetFacts, is an interactive data visualization and download tool for Wisconsin demographics.
The Net Migration website highlights trends and patterns in where Americans are moving by providing reliable estimates of net migration broken down by age, race, Hispanic-origin, and sex for all U.S. counties each decade from 1950 to 2010.
The Madison Neighborhood Indicators project seeks to quantify the diverse and changing social conditions in Madison neighborhoods.
Profiles that have been made by the APL are made publicly available here. To download a profile, simply select the geographical location and a PDF view will open in your browser.
These four-page Latino population briefs depict basic demographic characteristics and changes in the each county's Latino population. They include details about population change since 1970 and, for more recent decades, information about changes in age structure and household composition.
The above reports were produced by the Applied Population Laboratory with assistance from APL interns, Da Huo and Claire Gecewicz, who assembled and formatted the data. Support for the project was provided by APL and the University of Wisconsin Extension.
Other Sources of Data about Latinos:
Reports and Publications about Latinos in Wisconsin:
Census data allow us to look back over 70 years of changes in housing density within Wisconsin counties.
UW GIS Certificate Program Graduate Greg Grube produced these reports in conjunction with APL. Users will note a shift in geographic scale between 1980 partial block groups estimates and subsequent 1990 block level estimates. The sources of these estimates and the map production methods are described briefly here: WI Housing Density Report
1940 - 1980 Housing Density:
US Census Partial Block Group Data Hammer, R.B.S.I. Stewart, R. Winkler, V.C. Radeloff,and P.R. Voss. 2004. Characterizing spatial and temporal residential density patterns across the U.S. Midwest, 1940-1990. Landscape and Urban Planning 69: 183-199.
1990 - 2010 Housing Density:
US Census Bureau, Census block housing unit counts.
UW-Madison / UW-Extension integrated faculty Katherine Curtis and Judi Bartfeld produced this series of reports on poverty and food security. The reports summarize recent trends in poverty and food security for each county with comparisons to the state, and include a discussion of implications for policy and programs.
Cooperative Extension educators can download a customizable powerpoint presentation to accompany these profiles. The presentation is available on Extension's internal website.
APL has republished the Census Bureau's print ready demographic profiles, making them easier for users to find and access: 2010.
Tracts boundaries shown in maps and below Excel files are from the 2010 Census.
Data Files for Wisconsin Census Tracts byCounty (Excel) & County poverty by age and race.