Nationwide Claims to Fame

Milwaukee is 28th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Milwaukee is 29th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Milwaukee is 30th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Milwaukee is 50th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Statewide Claims to Fame

Milwaukee is 1st in Wisconsin out of 131 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Milwaukee is 1st in Wisconsin out of 132 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Milwaukee is 1st in Wisconsin out of 140 other cities in Current population (2012)

Milwaukee is 1st in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Households

Milwaukee is 1st in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Housing units

Milwaukee is 1st in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Milwaukee is 1st in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Size in square miles

Milwaukee is 2nd in Wisconsin out of 135 other cities in Retail sales

Milwaukee is 3rd in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Milwaukee is 3rd in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Milwaukee Rank Wisconsin US
Current population (2012) 598,916 1st 5,726,398 313,914,040
Size in square miles 96.1 1st 54,157.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 6,188.3 3rd 105 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Milwaukee Rank Wisconsin US
Residents younger than 5 8.2% 7th 6.1% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.1% 20th 23.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.9% 134th 14.4% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Milwaukee Rank Wisconsin US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 80.5% 142nd 89.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 21.3% 98th 26.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Milwaukee Rank Wisconsin US
Race - White 44.8% 143rd 88.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 40.0% 1st 6.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 28th 1.1% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.5% 35th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 61st 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.4% 5th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 17.3% 3rd 6.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 37.0% 143rd 82.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Milwaukee Rank Wisconsin US
Female residents 51.8% 45th 50.4% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 9.9% 6th 4.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Milwaukee Rank Wisconsin US
Housing units 255,569 1st 2,634,781 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 53.3% 4th 25.4% 25.9%
Households 230,153 1st 2,279,738 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 45.5% 141st 69.1% 66.1%
Home median value $139,000 100th $169,700 $186,200
People per household 2.5 41st 2.4 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Milwaukee Rank Wisconsin US
Income per capita $19,111 137th $27,192 $27,915
Income per household $35,851 140th $52,374 $52,762
Income below poverty line 27.0% 4th 12.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Milwaukee Rank Wisconsin US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 31,769 1st 433,797 27,092,908
Retail sales $4,001,682 2nd $72,283,321 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $6,640 122nd $12,904 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $949,053 1st $9,247,311 $613,795,732

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