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
  • County: Milwaukee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.91, Longitude -87.867
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 399
  • PO Box Addresses: 129
  • Residential Addresses: 9,127
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,564
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,563

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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South Milwaukee, WI 53172 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,918
Daytime Population: Workers 5,329
Daytime Population: Residents 10,191
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,520
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 20,649
Population in Familes 15,791
Population in Group Qrtrs 269
Population Density2 4,277
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $56,921
Average Household Income $68,699
Per Capita Income $29,385


Total Housing Units 9,788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,995 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,883 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 910 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $173,658
Average Home Value $180,766


Total Households 8,878
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 5,362
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 -0.19% -0.03%
Households -0.28% -0.1%
Families -0.33% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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

The table below compares 53172 to the other 769 ZIP Codes 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 # 95 88th
Population Density # 25 97th
Diversity Index # 97 88th
Median Household Income # 333 57th
Per Capita Income # 305 60th

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