What is the current population of Milwaukee?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Milwaukee is 590,157. Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the 31st largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Milwaukee?

The peak population of Milwaukee was in 1960, when its population was 741,324. In 1960, Milwaukee was the 11th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 31st largest city in the US. Milwaukee is currently 20.4% smaller than it was in 1960.

How quickly is Milwaukee shrinking?

Milwaukee has shrunk 1.1% since the year 2000. Milwaukee, Wisconsin's growth is extremely below average. 85% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Milwaukee the biggest city in Wisconsin?

Yes, Milwaukee is the biggest city in the state of Wisconsin based on population. The second largest city, Madison, is 44% the size of Milwaukee.

What county is Milwaukee, Wisconsin in?

Parts of Milwaukee are located within Milwaukee County, Washington County and Waukesha County.

What is the population density of Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

Milwaukee has a population density of 6,188.3 people per square mile. Milwaukee has the 16th highest population density among large cities in the United States.

What is the size of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in square miles?

Milwaukee has an area of 96.1 square miles. Milwaukee is the largest city, by area, in Wisconsin.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 590,157 31
2018 592,025 31
2017 595,351 31
2016 595,047 31
2015 600,155 31
2014 599,642 31
2013 599,164 31
2012 598,916 30
2011 597,600 28
2010 594,833 28
2009 605,013 26
2008 604,179 23
2007 602,656 22
2006 602,782 22
2005 601,983 22
2004 601,081 22
2003 599,468 21
2002 598,414 20
2001 596,995 20
2000 597,049 19
1990 628,300 17
1980 636,212 16
1970 717,099 12
1960 741,324 11
1950 637,392 13
1940 587,472 13
1930 578,249 12
1920 457,147 13
1910 373,857 12
1900 285,315 14
1890 204,468 16
1880 115,587 19
1870 71,440 19
1860 45,246 20
1850 20,061 35

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
21 Boston, Massachusetts 692,600 17.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 681,728 20.7%
23 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 670,820 22.8%
24 Detroit, Michigan 670,031 -29.1%
25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 655,057 29.0%
26 Portland, Oregon 654,741 23.5%
27 Las Vegas, Nevada 651,319 34.4%
28 Memphis, Tennessee 651,073 -5.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 617,638 11.4%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 593,490 -8.5%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 590,157 -1.1%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 560,513 24.4%
33 Tucson, Arizona 548,073 11.9%
34 Fresno, California 531,576 23.4%
35 Mesa, Arizona 518,012 28.5%
36 Sacramento, California 513,624 25.5%
37 Atlanta, Georgia 506,811 20.2%
38 Kansas City, Missouri 495,327 11.9%
39 Colorado Springs, Colorado 478,221 32.0%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 478,192 16.6%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 474,069 63.3%

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