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: 1,115
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 18,686
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,819
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,867

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

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Milwaukee, WI 53215 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 59,408
Daytime Population: Workers 16,799
Daytime Population: Residents 36,044
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,843
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 58,743
Population in Familes 48,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 665
Population Density2 10,238
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $37,662
Average Household Income $48,463
Per Capita Income $14,978


Total Housing Units 20,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,549 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,595 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,817 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $126,843
Average Home Value $134,468


Total Households 18,144
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 12,530
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.31% -0.05%
Households -0.67% -0.17%
Families -0.76% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Milwaukee, WI 53215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 53215 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 738 4th
Per Capita Income # 756 2nd

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