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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 49.5%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 945,726
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 947,728
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 947,735
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
Female persons, percent
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
64.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
27.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
50.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 41,967
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 9.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 420,162
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 49.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $153,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,453
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $625
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $864
Building permits, 2019 548
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 382,070
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 83.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 16.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 85.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 87.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 30.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,831,041
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,866,368
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,176,207
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,445,288
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,427,898
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,917
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $48,742
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,121
Persons in poverty, percent
19.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 19,834
Total employment, 2018 453,081
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 25,273,972
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 50,963
All firms, 2012 63,487
Men-owned firms, 2012 31,407
Women-owned firms, 2012 24,978
Minority-owned firms, 2012 20,847
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 39,684
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,307
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 54,696
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 3,926.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 241.40
FIPS Code 55079
Value Notes

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

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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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