Greater Milwaukee Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Greater Milwaukee?

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There are 1,563,996 residents in Greater Milwaukee, with a median age of 42.5. Of this, 49.31% are males and 50.69% are females. US-born citizens make up 93.17% of the resident pool in Greater Milwaukee, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.1%. Additionally, 2.74% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,352,686 people in Greater Milwaukee currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,563,996 0.3%
Male Population 771,173 0.2%
Female Population 792,823 0.3%
Male population 49.31%
Female population 50.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 42.5 -0.2%
Citizen US Born 1,457,099 0.1%
Citizen not US Born 64,094 1.5%
Not Citizen 42,802 3.1%
Citizen US Born 93.17%
Citizen not US Born 4.1%
Not Citizen 2.74%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 4,342 6.4%
Moved from Same County 113,816 -2.4%
Moved from Same State 51,171 0.7%
Moved from Different State 26,242 -2.2%
Same House as Last Year 1,352,686 0.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.28%
Moved from Same County 7.35%
Moved from Same State 3.31%
Moved from Different State 1.69%
Same House as Last Year 87.37%

What are the employment statistics in Greater Milwaukee?

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White-collar workers make up 77.01% of the working population in Greater Milwaukee, while blue-collar employees account for 22.99%. There are also 64,291 entrepreneurs in Greater Milwaukee (7.9% of the workforce); 585,747 workers employed in private companies (71.99%); and 84,218 people working in governmental institutions (10.35%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 626,604 0.5%
Blue Collar 187,093 -0.3%
White Collar 77.01%
Blue Collar 22.99%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 64,291 3.7%
Private Companies 585,747 -0.8%
Governmental Workers 84,218 5.8%
Not for Profit Companies 79,440 -0.1%
Self Employees 7.9%
Private Companies 71.99%
Governmental Workers 10.35%
Not for Profit Companies 9.76%

How many households are there in Greater Milwaukee?

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There are a total of 631,281 households in Greater Milwaukee, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 65.02% of these Greater Milwaukee households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.98%. Additionally, 28.68% of households have children and 71.32% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 631,281 0.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 410,458 -0.1%
Non-family Households 220,822 2.8%
Family Households 65.02%
Non-family Households 34.98%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 181,038 -1.4%
Households without Children 450,243 1.9%
Households with Children 28.68%
Households without Children 71.32%

What are the median and average incomes in Greater Milwaukee?

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The average annual household income in Greater Milwaukee is $97,906, while the median household income sits at $74,553 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $86,250, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $90,355. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $41,542 and $48,438, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $97,906 2.3%
Median Household Income $74,553 1.5%
People below Poverty Level 123,139 -2.1%
People above Poverty Level 1,394,448 0.6%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Greater Milwaukee?

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There are 676,399 housing units in Greater Milwaukee, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1975. Of the 631,281 occupied housing units in Greater Milwaukee, 69.35% are owner-occupied, while 30.65% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 66.17% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $226,900. In general, housing costs reach $1,142 per month in Greater Milwaukee.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 676,399 0.7%
Median Year Built 1975 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 105,066 -0.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 35,094 -2.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 91,308 0.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 76,874 -0.7%
Built between 1970 and 1979 99,798 -1.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 64,483 0.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 100,686 0.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 77,874 1.4%
Built in 2010 or Later 25,216 28.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 631,281 0.9%
Owner Occupied 437,803 0.8%
Renter Occupied 193,478 1.1%
Owner Occupied 69.35%
Renter Occupied 30.65%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 289,683 0.1%
Without Mortgage 148,121 2.4%
Median Value with Mortgage $226,900 4.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $221,350 5.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,142 -0.1%
With Mortgage 66.17%
Without Mortgage 33.83%

What is the level of education in Greater Milwaukee?

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Approximately 31.22% of the population in Greater Milwaukee holds a high school degree (that's 400,213 residents), while 26.14% have attained a college certificate (335,142 locals) and 21.34% have a bachelor's degree (273,637 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 23,378 -1.8%
Some High School 400,213 -0.6%
Some College 335,142 0.4%
Associate Degree 112,890 0.9%
Bachelor's Degree 273,637 3.5%
Graduate Degree 136,753 1.6%
No High School 1.82%
Some High School 31.22%
Some College 26.14%
Associate Degree 8.81%
Bachelor's Degree 21.34%
Graduate Degree 10.67%

What is the marital status of Greater Milwaukee residents?

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A total of 387,151 people in Greater Milwaukee have never been married (which represents 29.83% of the total population), while 692,213 of them are wedded (53.34%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 11,239 (0.87%) and 135,843 (10.47%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 387,151 1.4%
Married 692,213 0.0%
Separated 11,239 3.7%
Widowed 71,248 -1.5%
Divorced 135,843 2.6%
Never Married 29.83%
Married 53.34%
Separated 0.87%
Widowed 5.49%
Divorced 10.47%

What are the most common means of transportation in Greater Milwaukee?

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The top three means of transportation people in Greater Milwaukee use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 720,217 residents commute by car, 12,966 prefer going to work by walking and 7,089 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 720,217 -1.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 7,089 -13.8%
Railroad 39 69.6%
Ferryboat 71 -29.0%
Bicycle 2,260 -13.6%
Motorcycle 1,019 -25.9%
TaxiCab 913 16.2%
Walk 12,966 -11.3%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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