Milwaukee Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Milwaukee Population & Age Distribution

 
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Total Population
590,157

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.6%
5 - 17:
18.5%
18 - 24:
12.2%
25 - 34:
16.9%
35 - 54:
24.0%
55 - 64:
10.6%
Over 65 Years:
10.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
7.1%
7.1%
High School Graduates
82.5%
82.5%
College Graduated
23.1%
23.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Milwaukee
$22,605
$22,605
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Milwaukee
$42,125
$42,125
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
26.9%

Employment Industries in Milwaukee

 
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Healthcare
18.0%
18.0%
Manufacturing
15.0%
15.0%
Retail
10.2%
10.2%
Accommodation
9.4%
9.4%
Education
8.8%
8.8%
Administration
6.5%
6.5%
Transportation
4.6%
4.6%
Other
4.6%
4.6%
Construction
3.9%
3.9%
Finance
3.8%
3.8%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.8%
3.8%
Public Service
3.4%
3.4%
Arts
2.2%
2.2%
Wholesale
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
35.3%
35.3%
Black Or African American
38.4%
38.4%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.4%
0.4%
Asian
4.2%
4.2%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.9%
2.9%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
18.8%
18.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

German
16.5%
16.5%
Polish
6.7%
6.7%
Irish
5.9%
5.9%
Italian
2.7%
2.7%
English
2.2%
2.2%
Norwegian
1.7%
1.7%
French
1.3%
1.3%
African
0.9%
0.9%
European
0.8%
0.8%
Swedish
0.8%
0.8%
Dutch
0.7%
0.7%
Scottish
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.5%
0.5%
Czech
0.5%
0.5%
Danish
0.3%
0.3%
Hungarian
0.3%
0.3%
French Canadian
0.3%
0.3%
Serbian
0.3%
0.3%
Austrian
0.3%
0.3%
Finnish
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
79.8%
79.8%
Spanish
14.3%
14.3%
Polish
2.5%
2.5%
Miao/Hmong
1.7%
1.7%
Italian
1.1%
1.1%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
African languages
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.4%
0.4%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Slavic languages
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Serbo-Croatian
0.2%
0.2%
Langs. of India
0.2%
0.2%
Laotian
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Urdu
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Milwaukee Residents:
9.8%