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 590,157 people and 210 constituent neighborhoods, Milwaukee is the largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities, Milwaukee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Milwaukee are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (11.92%), sales jobs (8.23%), and food service (7.94%).

Milwaukee is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Milwaukee is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

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: 23.13% of adults in Milwaukee have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Milwaukee in 2018 was $22,605, 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 $90,420 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 18.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milwaukee include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

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