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 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.
|Population in Households||569,621|
|Population in Familes||418,841|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||17,940|
|Average Household Size||2.49|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||2.11%|
|Per Capita Income||2.59%|
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.
|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.