West Allis, WI

60,543 Population
11.4 square miles 5,316.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.1%
 
Population Density
5,316.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.8%
was 47.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.3%
was 6.0%
 
Percent Under 18
20.2%
was 20.2%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.5%
was 14.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.6
was 5.5
Ranked 14th Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
14.5%
was 14.3%
 
Median Household Income
$46,524
was $45,221
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.6
40.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.6
was 1.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
392.5
was 322.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,969.8
was 4,686.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
29,530
was 29,339
 
Median Rent
$779
was $767
 
Total Building Permits
3
was 3
 
Occupied Housing Units
27,604
was 27,457
 
Homeownership Rate
52.2%
was 53.2%
 
Single Family Building Permits
3
was 3
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,594.3
was 2,576.5
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.7%
was 12.8%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.1
was 0.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
was 0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.5%
was 97.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.4%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.0%
was 90.0%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
24.0%
was 23.3%
 

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