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Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 591,865 as of July 1, 2017. 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 Milwaukee is located at latitude 43.0633 and longitude -87.9667 in Milwaukee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Milwaukee (see map below) encompass a land area of 96.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.64 sq. miles. Milwaukee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Milwaukee (GNIS ID: 1583724) 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 Milwaukee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milwaukee: Juneautown, Kilbourntown, Mahn-ah-wauk Seepe, Mahnawauk, Mahn-a-waukee Seepe, Mahn-a-wau-kee Seepe, Mahn-a-wauk-ee See-pe, Mahn-a-waukie, Mana'wa, Manawaki, Manawaukee, Man-a-wau-kee, Man-a-wauk-ee, Manayaukee, Man-na-wah-kie, Maunahwauke, Mee-lee-waug-ee, Meliki, Melleoki, Melwarik, Meneawkee, Meolaki, Milioke, Millewacki, Millicki, Milo-aki, Milouagui, Milouakik, Milowages, Milvoki, Milwacky, Milwahkie, Mil-wah-kie, Milwalka, Milwalky, Milwarck, Milwarik, Milwaucki, Milwaukie, Minewaki, Miniaki, Minnawack, Winnipesaukee.

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


Total Population 591,865
Daytime Population: Workers 286,891
Daytime Population: Residents 330,074
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 616,965
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 573,700
Population in Familes 419,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,165
Population Density2 6,159
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $37,946
Average Household Income $52,580
Per Capita Income $20,636


Total Housing Units 258,917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91,705 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 136,543 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,668 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $135,800
Average Home Value $154,385


Total Households 228,249
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 127,254
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 -0.07% 0.05%
Households -0.12% 0.03%
Families -0.31% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Milwaukee, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milwaukee to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 728 6th
Per Capita Income # 730 6th

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