Initial data from Census 2016 was released on February 8, 2017. For Green Bay there are few surprises. That our towns are, generally, slowly downsizing has been widely known for some time.
But there is good news. Four communities grew in population between 2011 and 2016. Springdale came up 2.2% and Brighton gained 9.9%. Sheppardville grew 10.4%. Harry’s Harbour picked up an increase of 5.8%. Some communities, like Robert’s Arm and South Brook, are holding steady at nearly the same population as in 2011.
All other communities in Green Bay North and Green Bay South took hits, ranging from very slight to a significant -31.1% drop.
Here is the population data from the 2016 census. (Communities are listed in no particular order.) The numbers for 2006 and 2011 are also provided, for comparison.
[EDIT, Feb. 9 ~ Do you think a stat below is not actually an accurate reflection of the number of people in your community? Contact Green Bay Feed]
[EDIT, Feb. 9 ~The table below is not responsive and will not resize for smart phones, unfortunately. Sorry about that.)
|COMMUNITY||2006 pop.||2011 pop.||2016 pop.|| CHANGE 2011-16
|Little Bay Islands||152||97||71||-26.8%|
|Jackson’s Cove-Langdon’s Cove- Silverdale||147||150||129||-14%|