Milwaukee County WI Information


Milwaukee County Subdivisions

Milwaukee County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 939,707
Population in Households 915,834
Population in Familes 683,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 23,873
Population Density1 3,893
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 382,260
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 218,434
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 423,316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188,757 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 193,503 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 41,056 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $165,077
Average Home Value $191,327


Median Household Income $41,153
Average Household Income $57,226
Per Capita Income $23,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% 0.09%
Households -0.07% 0.11%
Families -0.22% 0.01%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Milwaukee County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milwaukee County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 67 8th
Per Capita Income # 56 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.