|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Milwaukee is 569,330. Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the 31st largest city in the US.
Parts of Milwaukee are located within Milwaukee County, Washington County and Waukesha County.
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 23.2% smaller than it was in 1960.
Milwaukee has shrunk 4.6% since the year 2000. Milwaukee, Wisconsin's growth is extremely below average. 85% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Yes, Milwaukee is the biggest city in the state of Wisconsin based on population. The second largest city, Madison, is 47% the size of Milwaukee.
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.
|25||Las Vegas, Nevada||646,790||33.4%|
|28||Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky||628,594||13.4%|
|32||Albuquerque, New Mexico||562,599||24.8%|
|37||Kansas City, Missouri||508,394||14.9%|
The total voting age population of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 405,551. The voting age population is 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.5% of the residents of Milwaukee are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Milwaukee are 44.4% White, 38.7% Black, 8.0% Other, 4.3% Asian, 4.0% Two or more races and 0.6% American Indian. Additionally, 19.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Milwaukee, 25.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 36.7%. On a per-household basis, 20.6% of families are below the poverty line in Milwaukee.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.7% of Milwaukee residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.0% of Milwaukee residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 24.6% have a bachelor's degree and 8.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Milwaukee residents aged 5 and older, 20.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 14.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 6.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Milwaukee, 11.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Milwaukee is $41,838.
In Milwaukee, 41.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 58.6% of housing units in Milwaukee.
Of all the housing units in Milwaukee, 38.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Milwaukee, 4.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 12,500 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Milwaukee is $858.
In Milwaukee, 74.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.