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Milwaukee city, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee city, Wisconsin
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 590,157
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 590,157
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 594,498
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 594,833
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 20,854
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 9.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 41.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $118,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,308
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $557
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $842
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 229,556
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 81.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 20.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 83.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 72.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 24.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,488,325
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,678,858
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,694,280
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,894,914
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,503
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $40,036
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,605
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 38,017
Men-owned firms, 2012 16,866
Women-owned firms, 2012 17,101
Minority-owned firms, 2012 17,809
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,185
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,999
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 32,743
Population per square mile, 2010 6,188.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 96.12
FIPS Code 5553000
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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