Milwaukee, WI

600,154 Population
96.2 square miles 6,234.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
10.4%
was 10.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Population Density
6,234.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.5%
was 46.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
9.7%
was 9.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Percent Under 18
26.0%
was 26.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Percent 65 and Over
10.0%
was 9.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in WI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.6
was 6.7
Ranked 17th Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
26.8%
was 29.0%
Ranked 9th Lowest in WI
Median Household Income
$37,495
was $35,186
Ranked 9th Highest in WI
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.2
46.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
24.2
was 17.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,596.1
was 1,363.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,264.2
was 4,496.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
257,662
was 258,961
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Median Rent
$802
was $777
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI
Total Building Permits
244
was 289
 
Occupied Housing Units
232,104
was 231,386
 
Homeownership Rate
40.5%
was 42.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in WI
Single Family Building Permits
45
was 44
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,679.1
was 2,692.4
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Rental Vacancy Rate
15.6%
was 17.0%
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI
Multifamily Building Permits
199
was 245
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 3rd Highest in WI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.9
was 1.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.4
was 0.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.6%
was 95.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 99.3%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.7%
was 81.8%
Ranked 8th Highest in WI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
23.9%
was 23.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in WI

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