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Milwaukee city, Wisconsin; Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee city, Wisconsin
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 590,157 945,726
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 590,157 945,726
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 594,498 947,728
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.7% -0.2%
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
7.4%
6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.9%
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.5%
14.0%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
44.4%
64.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
38.7%
27.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.3%
4.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
4.0%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.0%
15.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
35.1%
50.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 19,347 39,370
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 10.0% 9.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X 420,162
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 41.4% 49.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $122,100 $158,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,298 $1,450
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $555 $624
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $858 $880
Building permits, 2020 X 749
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 230,086 382,175
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.51 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.4% 83.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 20.3% 17.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 85.1% 86.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 74.9% 78.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 84.0% 88.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 24.6% 31.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.0% 9.0%
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+, 2015-2019 64.6% 65.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.8% 62.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,831,041
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,488,325 9,866,368
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,678,858 19,176,207
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,894,914 10,427,898
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,503 $10,917
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.2 22.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $41,838 $50,606
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $23,462 $29,270
Persons in poverty, percent
25.4%
16.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 X 19,846
Total employment, 2019 X 453,220
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X 25,843,408
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X Z
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 50,963
All firms, 2012 38,017 63,487
Men-owned firms, 2012 16,866 31,407
Women-owned firms, 2012 17,101 24,978
Minority-owned firms, 2012 17,809 20,847
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,185 39,684
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,999 5,307
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 32,743 54,696
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 6,188.3 3,926.0
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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