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Dane County, Wisconsin; Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Wisconsin

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Dane County, Wisconsin
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 546,695 945,726 5,822,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 546,695 945,726 5,822,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 488,081 947,728 5,687,285
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 12.0% -0.2% 2.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 488,073 947,735 5,686,986
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
6.8%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
23.8%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.2%
14.0%
17.5%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
51.6%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
84.9%
64.2%
87.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.5%
27.2%
6.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.0%
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
4.7%
3.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.7%
2.8%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.5%
15.6%
7.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
79.2%
50.6%
80.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 23,162 39,370 331,340
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 8.8% 9.3% 5.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 239,841 420,162 2,725,296
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 58.2% 49.5% 67.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $265,600 $158,300 $180,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,809 $1,450 $1,430
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $724 $624 $553
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,083 $880 $856
Building permits, 2019 3,015 548 17,480
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 222,929 382,175 2,358,156
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.34 2.43 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 81.2% 83.8% 86.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.1% 17.2% 8.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.9% 86.8% 89.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.4% 78.5% 82.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 95.8% 88.3% 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 51.4% 31.0% 30.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.6% 9.0% 8.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.9%
8.2%
6.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 72.3% 65.1% 66.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 69.1% 62.3% 62.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,111,208 1,831,041 10,303,256
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,188,190 9,866,368 40,680,625
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,205,303 19,176,207 177,728,926
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,106,556 12,445,288 77,066,883
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,516,190 10,427,898 78,201,822
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,913 $10,917 $13,656
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 21.1 22.5 22.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $73,893 $50,606 $61,747
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $40,614 $29,270 $33,375
Persons in poverty, percent
9.4%
16.9%
10.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 14,335 19,834 141,666
Total employment, 2018 295,354 453,081 2,602,148
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 16,630,629 25,273,972 127,405,654
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.9% 0.2% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 39,043 50,963 355,166
All firms, 2012 44,853 63,487 432,980
Men-owned firms, 2012 23,323 31,407 236,252
Women-owned firms, 2012 15,314 24,978 133,859
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,303 20,847 40,507
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 38,659 39,684 379,934
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,876 5,307 39,830
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 38,342 54,696 370,755
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 407.7 3,926.0 105.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,197.24 241.40 54,157.80
FIPS Code 55025 55079 55
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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