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Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 587,561 as of July 1, 2015. Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee is located at latitude 43.0633 and longitude -87.9667 in Milwaukee County. 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. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Milwaukee (GNIS ID: 1583724) 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 Milwaukee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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, 2015)


Total Population 587,561
Population in Households 569,621
Population in Familes 418,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,940
Population Density1 6,113
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 228,546
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 127,812
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 258,955 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94,882 (36.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 133,664 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,409 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $130,355
Average Home Value $148,356


Median Household Income $34,636
Average Household Income $45,968
Per Capita Income $18,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% 0.07%
Households -0.14% 0.09%
Families -0.35% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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, 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 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 752 3rd
Per Capita Income # 750 3rd

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