Milwaukee County WI Information


Milwaukee County Subdivisions

Milwaukee County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 942,846
Population in Households 919,308
Population in Familes 676,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 23,538
Population Density1 3,906
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $48,509
Average Household Income $66,958
Per Capita Income $27,414


Total Housing Units 423,694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182,516 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 198,213 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 42,965 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $174,987
Average Home Value $204,028


Total Households 380,729
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 216,072
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.09%
Households -0.09% -0.12%
Families -0.27% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.1%


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, 2018 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 # 56 24th
Per Capita Income # 40 46th

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