Milwaukee, WI 53215 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 53215: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Acceptable Alternative
W Milwaukee, WI 53215
West Milwaukee, WI 53215

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Milwaukee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.998, Longitude -87.943
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,113
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 18,757
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,826
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,931

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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Milwaukee, WI 53215 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Milwaukee, WI 53215 Housing Affordability Index is 132
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, WI 53215 Wealth Index is 34
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 57,896 (100%)
Population in Households 57,263 (98.9%)
Population in Families 46,929 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 633 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 10,006
Diversity Index2 86
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,592
Average Household Income $47,651
Per Capita Income $14,587
Wealth Index4 34

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 20,879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,368 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,317 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,194 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $113,351
Housing Affordability Index3 132
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,685
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 12,167
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 -0.46% -0.12%
Households -0.79% -0.2%
Families -0.88% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Milwaukee, WI 53215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 53215 to the other 777 ZIP Codes 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 # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 753 3rd
Per Capita Income # 766 2nd

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