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Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Milwaukee is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Milwaukee County at latitude 43.0633 and longitude -87.9667. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 614 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Milwaukee, but most people and references simply refer to it as Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Milwaukee indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Milwaukee (see map below) encompass a land area of 96.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.64 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milwaukee: Juneautown, Kilbourntown, Mahn-ah-wauk Seepe, Mahnawauk, Mahn-a-waukee Seepe, Mahn-a-wau-kee Seepe, Mahn-a-wauk-ee See-pe, Mahn-a-waukie, Mana'wa, Manawaki, Manawaukee, Man-a-wau-kee, Man-a-wauk-ee, Manayaukee, Man-na-wah-kie, Maunahwauke, Mee-lee-waug-ee, Meliki, Melleoki, Melwarik, Meneawkee, Meolaki, Milioke, Millewacki, Millicki, Milo-aki, Milouagui, Milouakik, Milowages, Milvoki, Milwacky, Milwahkie, Mil-wah-kie, Milwalka, Milwalky, Milwarck, Milwarik, Milwaucki, Milwaukie, Minewaki, Miniaki, Minnawack, Winnipesaukee.

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Milwaukee, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 590,485
Population in Households 572,303
Population in Familes 420,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,182
Population Density1 6,143
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 229,514
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 128,480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 259,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96,105 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 133,409 (51.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,046 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $126,426
Average Home Value $143,477


Median Household Income $34,278
Average Household Income $45,869
Per Capita Income $18,100
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.17% 0.15%
Households -0.07% 0.17%
Families -0.31% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   3.26%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milwaukee to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 748 3rd
Per Capita Income # 733 5th

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