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Milwaukee Population

Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, located 90 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan's western shore and abbreviated as MKE, Population in 2021 is estimated to be 575,580, covers area of 96 sq miles. Milwaukee's many neighborhoods have much charm and its beautiful parks are world-famous. Milwaukee's central location makes it a natural marketing hub. Its lakefront downtown is busy, noted for its old world charm and modern buildings. Its safe, friendly and clean. Milwaukee and Wisconsin are noted for having a well-educated workforce with a strong work ethic. Milwaukee's cost of living falls below 70% of the nation's top metro areas. Overall cost of living compares favorably, Milwaukee's cost of living, excluding taxes, is slightly above the U.S. average. Transportation, Grocery, miscellaneous goods and services cost less than average. Costs associated with housing, utilities, and health care items ranked above average, median income is $59,448 for individual and $60,336 for household in 2017.

Below is the Milwaukee, Wisconsin population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010594,881
2011597,0560.37
2012598,5810.26
2013599,9650.23
2014600,7430.13
2015600,627-0.02
2016597,123-0.58
2017593,905-0.54
2018592,025-0.32
2019590,157-0.32
2020577,222-2.19
2021 *575,580-0.28
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Milwaukee city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearMilwaukee Population
1950836,277
1955952,998
19601,122,067
19651,192,471
19701,244,457
19751,232,943
19801,210,370
19851,215,166
19901,224,834
19951,260,737
20001,302,506
20051,337,209
20101,371,284
20111,378,205
20151,406,237
2020*1,436,491
2025*1,463,369
2035*1,589,930
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Milwaukee city Population(UA)

Milwaukee Metropolitan area

City(2020)Milwaukee Metropolitan(2019)
Population million2 million
Area96 sq mi( sq km-
Rank3133(CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA
The Milwaukee metropolitan area also known as Greater Milwaukee or Metro Milwaukee is a major metropolitan area located in Southeastern Wisconsin, consisting of the city of Milwaukee and the surrounding area of Milwaukee–Waukesha–West Allis metropolitan area with four counties of WOW counties, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee including Milwaukee, covering 1,460 square miles, Metro area more than 1.58 million people in 2018, making it the United States 39th largest metro area. and the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha combined statistical area. CSA includes the counties of Dodge, Milwaukee, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha, ranks thirty-third combined statical area.


Milwaukee Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Milwaukee by age is 590,157, out of these 284,873 are male, 305,284 are female, The sex ratio of Milwaukee is 93. The median age of the MKE population is 31.5, Milwaukee population by age are, under 18 years is 149,505, 16 years and over is 455,418, 18 years and over is 440,652, 21 years and over is 410,028, 65 years and over is 81,087. 48.3% are male, 51.7% are female, 25.3% are under 18 years old, 77.2% are 16 years and over, 74.7% are 18 years and over, 69.5% are 21 years and over, 10.9% are 65 years and over. There are total 260,024 housing units, The voting population of Milwaukee are 404,940, out of these 191,068 are male voters, 213,872 are female voters, 47.2% are male, 52.8% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -541,7497.1%
5 - 943,5097.4%
10 - 1441,3247.0%
15 - 1943,3017.3%
20 - 2448,1198.2%
25 - 34106,40718.0%
35 - 4473,78812.5%
45 - 5464,66911.0%
55 - 5935,1095.9%
60 - 6427,9954.7%
65 - 7439,5396.7%
75 - 8417,3942.9%
85 and over7,2541.2%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Milwaukee Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Milwaukee by race are:

White Population

White population in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are 264,167, percentage wise 44.8 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are 226,762, percentage wise 38.4 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Milwaukee, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Milwaukee are 25,149, percentage wise 4.3 percent are asians, out of these 2,772 are Asian Indians, 1,178 are Chinese, 672 are Filipinos, 138 are Japanese, 733 are Korean, 518 are Vietnamese and 19,138 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are 113,452. Percentage wise 19.2 percent are hispanics, out of these 76,540 are Mexican people, 27,447 are Puerto Ricans, 848 are Cubans, and 8,617 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race590,157Percent
White264,16744.8%
Black or African American226,76238.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,5510.8%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population25,1494.3%
Asian Indian2,7720.5%
Chinese1,1780.2%
Filipino6720.1%
Japanese1380.0%
Korean7330.1%
Vietnamese5180.1%
Other Asian Population19,138
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1650.0%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino113,45219.2%
Mexican76,54013.0%
Puerto Rican27,4474.7%
Cuban8480.1%
Other Hispanic or Latino8,617
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Milwaukee native population is 530,222, out of these 386,893 born in the Wisconsin state and 129,042 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 59,935, out of these 19,680 are Naturalised US citizen, 2,594 are in Europe, 6,544 in Asia, 1,381 in Africa, 8,925 in Latin America and 236 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in MKE are 40,255, out of these 1,980 are from Europe, 11,387 are from Asia, 2,434 from Africa, 24,423 are from Latin America and 31 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native530,222
Born in state of residence386,893
Born in other state in the United States129,042
Northeast7,963
Midwest0
South43,216
West11,819
Born outside the United States14,287
Puerto Rico11,765
U.S. Island Areas32
Born abroad of American parent(s)2,490
Foreign born
Born outside of United States59,935
Naturalized U.S. citizen19,680
Europe2,594
Asia6,544
Africa1,381
Oceania0
Latin America8,925
Northern America236
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen40,255
Europe1,980
Asia11,387
Africa2,434
Oceania0
Latin America24,423
Northern America31
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Milwaukee Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are 260,024, Occupied housing units are 232,176, Rental vacancy rate is 7. Percentage of occupancy is 89, 35.76% of houses are owner occupied and 53.53% of houses are renter occupied in Milwaukee. There are 39.23 percent of one-unit detached, 3.09 percent of one-units attached, 23.77 percent of two-unit houses, 7.84 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.34 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 39.32 percent are available with one vehicle, 25.54 percent are available with two vehicles, 9.17 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 15.26 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units260,024
Occupied housing units232,176
Occupied housing units percent89
Rental vacancy rate7
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached102,007
1-unit attached8,043
2 units61,816
3 or 4 units20,384
Mobile home895
Boat, RV, van, etc.171
Owner-occupied92,982
Renter-occupied139,194
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Milwaukee Housing Market

The median value of housing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is $133,600, According to 2019 estimated US census of MKE housing market, 3.02 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 7.96 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 10.45 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 7.08 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 4.91 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 1.65 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 0.47 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.22 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0007,854
$50,000 to $99,99920,692
$100,000 to $149,99927,164
$150,000 to $199,99918,415
$200,000 to $299,99912,776
$300,000 to $499,9994,282
$500,000 to $999,9991,234
$1,000,000 or more565
Median (dollars)133,600
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Milwaukee Housing Mortgage

The Milwaukee median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,248, 0.10 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 5.85 percent pay between $500 to $999, 11.30 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 4.44 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 1.15 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 0.49 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 0.44 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $523, 0.47 percent of homes pay less than $250, 2.06 percent pays between $250 to $399, 5.38 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.32 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.10 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 0.56 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500259
$500 to $99915,202
$1,000 to $1,49929,393
$1,500 to $1,99911,548
$2,000 to $2,4992,997
$2,500 to $2,9991,262
$3,000 or more1,155
Median (dollars)1,248
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2501,214
$250 to $3995,344
$400 to $59913,998
$600 to $7996,039
$800 to $9992,873
$1,000 or more1,462
Median (dollars)523
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Milwaukee Rental

Total number of Milwaukee city rental homes or apartments are 139,194, occupied by Renter, The median value of MKE average rental rate is $865. 7.52 percent of homes are under $500, 59.74 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 28.64 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 1.98 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.12 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $50010,464
$500 to $99983,148
$1,000 to $1,49933,218
$1,500 to $1,9996,642
$2,000 to $2,4992,146
$2,500 to $2,999606
$3,000 or more163
Median (dollars)865
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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