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WI population increases by 16,000

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Wisconsin's population has grown by about 16,000 people this past year, with the largest percentage growth coming in Brown and Dane Counties. That's according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The agency says there were 5.70 million state residents last year, up 0.3% from the 5.69 million people in 2010.

The counties that lost residents are mainly in the far north.

Some 42 counties saw population growth, 19 lost residents and 11 remained essentially constant.

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