Information About Milwaukee

The total estimated population is 821,015. Density is average at 5,147 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 505,798; Black: 228,669; Asian: 22,188; Two or More Races: 19,202; American Indian: 6,189; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 392; Other Race: 38,577; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 78,146 (10%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 742,869 (90%)

There are 58,760 foreign born residents, of which 35.7% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 21,715; Laos: 4,863; Germany: 2,679; India: 2,280; Thailand: 1,572; Poland: 1,467; Russia: 1,180; U.S. Born: This State: 557,345; Midwest: 92,338; South: 70,648; Northeast: 15,874; West: 13,712;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Milwaukee Most Common US Birthplaces in Milwaukee

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 53,037 married couples with children and 43,778 single-parent households (6,823 men, 36,955 women).

The median household income is $37,519 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Wisconsin: $43,791; Milwaukee: $37,519;

17% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Wisconsin: 9%; Milwaukee: 17%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 273,100; Government: 50,943; Self-employed: 13,189; Unpaid family work: 742; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 119,697; Sales and office: 100,909; Professional and related: 77,336; Production, transportation, and material moving: 68,973; Office and administrative support: 63,951; Service: 60,572;

Work Types in Milwaukee Common Occupations in Milwaukee

The average commute time is 23 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 267,657; Car or truck (carpooled): 43,483; Public transportation: 28,552; Walked: 14,837; Worked at home: 7,473; Bicycle: 1,143; Motorcycle: 286;

Transportation to work methods in Milwaukee

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Milwaukee.

There are 350,660 housing units, of which 173,006 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 167,525; Renter: 162,862; Vacant: 20,273; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 113,355; Not Mortgaged: 54,170;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Milwaukee

The median single family home value is $96,745.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Wisconsin: $1,024; Milwaukee: $983;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Wisconsin: $473; Milwaukee: $509;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 109,239; 1940 to 1949: 45,358; 1950 to 1959: 79,591; 1960 to 1969: 48,030; 1970 to 1979: 38,657; 1980 to 1989: 16,961; 1990 to 1994: 6,554; 1995 to 1998: 4,672; 1999 to March 2000: 1,598;

0.9% of homes lack plumbing and 3.4% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 276,463; Electricity: 30,519; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 14,186; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 3,978;

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