Milwaukee, WI
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Living in Milwaukee


Milwaukee is a very large city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 595,047 people and 210 constituent neighborhoods, Milwaukee is the largest community in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Milwaukee is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Milwaukee who work in office and administrative support (13.79%), sales jobs (8.66%), and food service (7.71%).

Milwaukee, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Milwaukee are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The education level of Milwaukee citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.52% of adults in Milwaukee have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Milwaukee in 2010 was $20,630, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,520 for a family of four. However, Milwaukee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Milwaukee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Milwaukee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milwaukee residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Milwaukee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milwaukee include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Milwaukee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.