Milwaukee Demographics

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

What is the population of Milwaukee?

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There are 592,649 residents in Milwaukee, with a median age of 31.4. Of this, 48.25% are males and 51.75% are females. US-born citizens make up 87.52% of the resident pool in Milwaukee, while non-US-born citizens account for 6.14%. Additionally, 6.34% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 488,429 people in Milwaukee currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 592,649 -0.3%
Male Population 285,959 0.0%
Female Population 306,690 -0.6%
Male population 48.25%
Female population 51.75%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 31.4 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 518,704 -0.6%
Citizen not US Born 36,363 7.5%
Not Citizen 37,582 -3.9%
Citizen US Born 87.52%
Citizen not US Born 6.14%
Not Citizen 6.34%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,952 -8.6%
Moved from Same County 70,956 -8.6%
Moved from Same State 10,454 -2.1%
Moved from Different State 11,375 -4.7%
Same House as Last Year 488,429 1.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.51%
Moved from Same County 12.15%
Moved from Same State 1.79%
Moved from Different State 1.95%
Same House as Last Year 83.61%

What are the employment statistics in Milwaukee?

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White-collar workers make up 73.98% of the working population in Milwaukee, while blue-collar employees account for 26.02%. There are also 13,543 entrepreneurs in Milwaukee (4.97% of the workforce); 199,525 workers employed in private companies (73.2%); and 30,518 people working in governmental institutions (11.2%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 201,650 -1.9%
Blue Collar 70,913 2.3%
White Collar 73.98%
Blue Collar 26.02%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 13,543 4.2%
Private Companies 199,525 -1.2%
Governmental Workers 30,518 -3.1%
Not for Profit Companies 28,977 1.9%
Self Employees 4.97%
Private Companies 73.2%
Governmental Workers 11.2%
Not for Profit Companies 10.63%

How many households are there in Milwaukee?

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There are a total of 229,227 households in Milwaukee, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 53.4% of these Milwaukee households, while non-family units account for the remaining 46.6%. Additionally, 30.39% of households have children and 69.61% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 229,227 -0.4%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 122,404 -2.0%
Non-family Households 106,823 1.5%
Family Households 53.4%
Non-family Households 46.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 69,662 -2.6%
Households without Children 159,565 0.6%
Households with Children 30.39%
Households without Children 69.61%

What are the median and average incomes in Milwaukee?

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The average annual household income in Milwaukee is $59,318, while the median household income sits at $43,125 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $47,187, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $47,245. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $26,064 and $35,762, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $59,318 3.5%
Median Household Income $43,125 3.1%
People below Poverty Level 137,929 -4.2%
People above Poverty Level 430,304 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Milwaukee?

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There are 256,856 housing units in Milwaukee, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1951. Of the 229,227 occupied housing units in Milwaukee, 40.7% are owner-occupied, while 59.3% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 65.9% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $134,000. In general, housing costs reach $906 per month in Milwaukee.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 256,856 -0.6%
Median Year Built 1951 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 96,204 -3.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 26,192 3.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 51,202 -1.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 29,130 1.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 21,724 -3.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 10,630 5.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 8,199 7.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 8,328 -2.4%
Built in 2010 or Later 5,247 31.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 229,227 -0.4%
Owner Occupied 93,301 -2.0%
Renter Occupied 135,926 0.8%
Owner Occupied 40.7%
Renter Occupied 59.3%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 61,482 -3.6%
Without Mortgage 31,819 1.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $134,000 5.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $115,300 4.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $906 0.6%
With Mortgage 65.9%
Without Mortgage 34.1%

What is the level of education in Milwaukee?

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Approximately 41.51% of the population in Milwaukee holds a high school degree (that's 181,727 residents), while 24.81% have attained a college certificate (105,501 locals) and 14.82% have a bachelor's degree (64,880 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 21,905 -4.3%
Some High School 181,727 1.3%
Some College 105,501 -2.1%
Associate Degree 28,121 -0.4%
Bachelor's Degree 64,880 -0.3%
Graduate Degree 32,569 -0.2%
No High School 5%
Some High School 41.51%
Some College 24.81%
Associate Degree 6.42%
Bachelor's Degree 14.82%
Graduate Degree 7.44%

What is the marital status of Milwaukee residents?

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A total of 248,169 people in Milwaukee have never been married (which represents 53.82% of the total population), while 145,457 of them are wedded (31.54%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 8,188 (1.78%) and 46,804 (10.15%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 248,169 0.2%
Married 145,457 -1.8%
Separated 8,188 -7.8%
Widowed 20,684 -3.7%
Divorced 46,804 -1.2%
Never Married 53.82%
Married 31.54%
Separated 1.78%
Widowed 4.49%
Divorced 10.15%

What are the most common means of transportation in Milwaukee?

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The top three means of transportation people in Milwaukee use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 219,779 residents commute by car, 17,759 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 11,618 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 219,779 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 17,759 -9.0%
Subway or Elevated 151 N/A
Railroad 79 163.3%
Bicycle 1,822 -14.5%
Motorcycle 244 9.9%
TaxiCab 561 35.5%
Walk 11,618 -7.3%

What is the median and average household income in Milwaukee by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
53202 24,967 15,818 $53,812.00 $82,714.00
53203 1,743 1,051 $73,208.00 $89,865.00
53204 38,778 13,459 $33,625.00 $47,970.00
53205 9,119 3,304 $20,597.00 $39,073.00
53206 23,612 8,543 $29,260.00 $42,126.00
53207 37,103 16,471 $66,706.00 $77,172.00
53208 29,205 11,621 $36,436.00 $54,100.00
53209 48,321 19,683 $37,288.00 $52,783.00
53210 25,800 9,348 $36,378.00 $63,162.00
53211 34,389 14,440 $64,532.00 $102,175.00

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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 53202 53203 53204 53205 53206 53207 53208 53209 53210 53211 53212 53213 53214 53215 53216 53218 53219 53220 53221 53222 53223 53224 53225 53226 53228 53233 53295

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