Milwaukee County, WI

951,448 Population
241.5 square miles 3,939.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
16.5%
was 16.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Population Density
3,939.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.4%
was 49.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.9%
was 9.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Percent Under 18
24.3%
was 24.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WI
Percent 65 and Over
12.7%
was 12.4%
Ranked 23rd Highest in WI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.5
was 5.8
Ranked 12th Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
19.6%
was 20.2%
Ranked 23rd Lowest in WI
Median Household Income
$45,263
was $45,859
Ranked 23rd Highest in WI
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.7
47.8
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,025
Ranked 55th Highest in WI
Patents per 100,000
24
Ranked 24th Highest in WI

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 17th Highest in WI
Violent Crimes per 100,000
6.1
was 2.6
Ranked 64th Highest in WI
Property Crimes per 100,000
17.9
was 18.9
Ranked 71st Highest in WI

 Housing

Total Housing Units
417,311
was 416,963
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Median Rent
$834
was $823
Ranked 7th Highest in WI
Total Building Permits
411
was 654
 
Occupied Housing Units
381,318
was 381,917
 
Homeownership Rate
49.4%
was 48.3%
Ranked 23rd Highest in WI
Single Family Building Permits
154
was 164
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,727.1
was 1,726.6
Ranked 1st Highest in WI
Rental Vacancy Rate
15.7%
was 15.1%
Ranked 16th Highest in WI
Multifamily Building Permits
257
was 490
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 11th Highest in WI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.0
was 1.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.4
was 0.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.0%
was 97.1%
Ranked 8th Highest in WI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.2%
Ranked 23rd Highest in WI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.1%
Ranked 10th Highest in WI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.1%
was 86.8%
Ranked 22nd Highest in WI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.6%
was 29.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in WI

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