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Cudahy, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Cudahy had a population of 17,962 as of July 1, 2016. Cudahy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cudahy is located at latitude 42.9467 and longitude -87.8639 in Milwaukee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cudahy (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Cudahy (GNIS ID: 1583035) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cudahy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cudahy, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,962
Population in Households 17,897
Population in Familes 13,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 3,770
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 7,892
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,550
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,552 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,340 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 784 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $161,422
Average Home Value $166,235


Median Household Income $47,705
Average Household Income $57,535
Per Capita Income $25,344
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.07%
Households -0.33% -0.12%
Families -0.4% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Cudahy, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cudahy to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 45 94th
Population Density1 # 7 99th
Diversity Index2 # 59 93rd
Median Household Income # 469 40th
Per Capita Income # 404 48th

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