Milwaukee County WI Information

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Milwaukee County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Milwaukee County WI Housing Affordability Index is 106
State of Wisconsin Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Milwaukee County WI Wealth Index is 65
State of Wisconsin Wealth Index is 88
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 939,979
Population in Households 916,575
Population in Families 678,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 23,404
Population Density 3,894
Diversity Index1 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,241
Average Household Income $68,595
Per Capita Income $27,952
Wealth Index3 65

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 424,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182,381 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 198,336 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 43,797 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $174,961
Housing Affordability Index2 106
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 380,717
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 215,964
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.09% 0.09%
Households -0.08% 0.09%
Families -0.25% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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Milwaukee County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milwaukee County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 58 21st
Per Capita Income # 45 39th

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