Latest Data (2016)
Population 595,047
Nationwide Rank 31

Quick Facts

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the 31st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a city.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is currently 19.7% smaller than it was in 1960, the year of its peak recorded population.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin's growth is extremely below average. 83% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
21 Washington, District of Columbia 681,170 19.1%
22 Boston, Massachusetts 673,184 14.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,795 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 660,388 20.9%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,717 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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