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West Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of West Milwaukee had a population of 4,175 as of July 1, 2016. West 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 West Milwaukee is located at latitude 43.0124 and longitude -87.971 in Milwaukee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Milwaukee (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Village of West Milwaukee (GNIS ID: 1584410) 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 West Milwaukee 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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West Milwaukee, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,175
Population in Households 4,160
Population in Familes 2,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 3,719
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 1,943
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 643 (30.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,300 (60.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $131,289


Median Household Income $36,815
Average Household Income $46,552
Per Capita Income $21,600
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% 0.0%
Households -0.29% -0.08%
Families -0.24% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

West Milwaukee, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Milwaukee 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 # 165 79th
Population Density1 # 9 99th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 723 7th
Per Capita Income # 651 16th

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