South Milwaukee, WI 53172 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 53172: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Acceptable Alternative
S Milwaukee, WI 53172

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 392
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,555
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,549
  • County: Milwaukee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.91, Longitude -87.867
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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South Milwaukee, WI 53172 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,651
Population in Households 20,387
Population in Familes 15,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 264
Population Density1 4,212
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 8,765
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 5,298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,023 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,742 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 995 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $169,954
Average Home Value $175,493


Median Household Income $53,922
Average Household Income $64,912
Per Capita Income $27,777
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.11%
Households -0.5% -0.19%
Families -0.52% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

South Milwaukee, WI 53172 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 53172 to the other 772 ZIP Codes 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 # 96 88th
Population Density1 # 25 97th
Diversity Index2 # 99 87th
Median Household Income # 322 58th
Per Capita Income # 307 60th

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