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Milwaukee city, Wisconsin; Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

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Table

Milwaukee city, Wisconsin
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Persons in poverty, percent
24.6%
19.0%
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
569,330
928,059
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
577,235
939,489
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.4%
-1.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 577,222 939,489
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 594,833 947,735
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.6%
6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
26.1%
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.5%
14.0%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
42.0%
64.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
38.8%
27.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.6%
4.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
5.6%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.4%
15.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
34.0%
50.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 18,514 36,970
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 10.2% 9.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X 424,106
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 40.7% 49.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $128,300 $164,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,302 $1,459
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $556 $623
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $866 $889
Building permits, 2021 X 371
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 229,227 383,703
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.51 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 83.6% 84.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 21.1% 17.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 87.4% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 77.7% 81.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 84.4% 88.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 24.6% 31.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.5% 8.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.3%
8.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.2% 64.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.0% 61.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,947,292 2,811,711
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,646,220 11,669,225
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,083,707 2,016,904
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D 10,997,651
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) NA $11,566
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.4 22.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $43,125 $52,260
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $24,167 $30,159
Persons in poverty, percent
24.6%
19.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X 19,906
Total employment, 2020 X 447,011
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X 25,002,003
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X -1.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 50,963
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,580 14,771
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,717 8,320
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,535 2,645
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,636 2,221
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,470 10,460
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 338 591
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,681 11,890
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 6,001.2 3,890.5
Population per square mile, 2010 6,188.3 3,926.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 96.18 241.48
Land area in square miles, 2010 96.12 241.40
FIPS Code 5553000 55079
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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