Milwaukee County WI Information


Milwaukee County Subdivisions

Milwaukee County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 947,960
Daytime Population: Workers 486,478
Daytime Population: Residents 498,876
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 985,354
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 923,779
Population in Familes 686,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 24,181
Population Density2 3,927
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $47,204
Average Household Income $64,629
Per Capita Income $26,410


Total Housing Units 423,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183,856 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 198,554 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 40,991 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $171,426
Average Home Value $198,040


Total Households 382,410
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 217,956
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.0% 0.08%
Households -0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.19% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.7%


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, 2017 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 # 62 15th
Per Capita Income # 47 36th

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