LETTER: Census numbers do not show Village of Saukville is growing

To Ozaukee Press:

I was surprised by the claim in last week’s editorial that the Village of Saukville population is “growing so fast it has been predicted it could double in a few years,” so I checked the numbers.

According to the Census Bureau, Saukville’s population in 2010 was 4,451.

That number held remarkably steady through that decade, ending at 4,433. But over the last two years, Saukville lost residents, with a population in July

2021 (the latest available numbers) of 4,276. Looking a few decades back,

Saukville had slow but steady growth through the 90s and has been stagnant or declining ever since.

Where did the editorial board get the idea Saukville is growing fast?

Tom Kamenick

Port Washington

Editor’s note: In answer to the letter writer’s question, the editorial comment regarding Saukville’s population was in reference to a village official’s statement at a public meeting that, with more than 1,000 new residential units planned to be built, the village population could double in the next few years.

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