The Winnebago County Aging and Disability Resource Center sponsored a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh study that looks at the impact of population changes in Winnebago County from 2022 to 2030.
Results of the research that identifies gaps and projected future housing needs will be shared at three presentations in April.
The study led by Jeremiah Bohr, an associate sociology professor working with UWO’s Center for Customized Research and Services, found that the number of individuals older than 65 is expected to increase from 16% currently to 22% in 2030. This finding mirrors what is happening across the state of Wisconsin and the United States as a whole.
The study will provide some estimates on what specialized housing needs are expected to support this changing population.
Bohr worked with Juyeon Son, also an associate sociology professor at UWO, to document that what is happening in Winnebago County also is occurring throughout the state of Wisconsin and the United States. They describe the changes in Winnebago County as typical of counties throughout the country.
Upcoming presentations about the study:
- April 14 at 3 p.m. at Miron Construction, 1471 McMahon Drive, Neenah
- April 25 at 3 p.m. via Zoom with passcode: 412923625
- April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Coughlin Center, East County Road Y, Oshkosh