Milwaukee, WI

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 11.25.20)

 

AGE IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years49,7488.4%
25 to 29 years57,1769.7%
30 to 34 years44,6787.5%
35 to 39 years43,4377.3%
40 to 44 years31,5205.3%
45 to 49 years32,6555.5%
50 to 54 years32,0045.4%
55 to 59 years30,4585.1%
60 to 64 years33,1715.6%
65 to 69 years23,7984.0%
70 to 74 years16,1832.7%
75 to 79 years9,4171.6%
80 to 84 years6,4491.1%
85+ years8,4141.4%

The median age in Milwaukee is 31.5 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White255,56543.2%
Black or African American225,04738.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,8590.5%
Asian25,5254.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2680.0%
Other58,4079.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade21,0825.7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma37,33410.1%
High school graduate (includes GED)112,11330.4%
Some college, no degree79,16221.4%
Associate’s degree28,2867.7%
Bachelor’s degree56,27715.2%
Graduate or professional degree35,1069.5%
High school graduate or higher310,94484.2%
Bachelor’s degree or higher91,38324.7%
Less than Bachelor’s degree277,97775.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0008.5%
$10,000 to $14,9996.1%
$15,000 to $24,99910.6%
$25,000 to $34,99910.6%
$35,000 to $49,99914.5%
$50,000 to $74,99918.1%
$75,000 to $99,99911.5%
$100,000 to $149,99912.6%
$150,000 to $199,9994.1%
$200,000 or more3.5%

Median household income: $49,636

Mean household income: $68,331

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$25,100
High school graduate (includes GED)$25,982
Some college or Associate’s degree$32,445
Bachelor’s degree$50,228
Graduate or professional degree$56,545

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 463,478 NA
Never married249,36353.8%
Now married (except separated)140,34730.3%
Separated9,3022.0%
Widowed20,6254.5%
Divorced43,8419.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line143,02924.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Owner-occupied housing units96,005
Renter-occupied housing units133,551
Single-family detached units102,431
Homeownership rate41.8%
Vacancy rate10.9%
Renters rate58.2%
Average housing value$139,449
Average monthly owner cost (with/ mortgage)$948
Average rent$744

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Average income$55,556
Average household size2.53
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force65.1%
Percent disabled13.3%
Percent with health coverage90.3%
Average travel time to work22.2 minutes
Percent workers using public transportation7.6%
Percent veterans4.7%
Percent foreign born9.8%
Percent speaking Spanish at home5.8%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Total consumer expenditures per household$48,593.37
Alcoholic beverages$374.12
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$218.07
Beer consumed away from home$67.79
Wine consumed away from home$32.20
Apparel & services$1,442.73
Men’s apparel$279.64
Women’s apparel$476.15
Children’s apparel$219.37
Boys’ apparel$75.06
Girls’ apparel$82.42
Footwear$336.73
Dining out (food away from home)$2,447.71
Dining out – Breakfast$252.18
Dining out – Lunch$757.11
Dining out – Dinner$1,133.99
Education$1,022.02
Entertainment / recreation$2,064.46
Club membership fees$143.89
Dating services$0.63
Pet food$162.28
Pet services$38.44
Food consumed at home$3,471.97
Bakery products consumed at home$455.58
Dairy products consumed at home$352.99
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$674.54
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$779.39
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$344.73
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,209.46
Health care$3,733.67
Medical services$673.77
Nonprescription drugs$92.61
Household Services$1,292.92
Care for the elderly and handicapped$49.03
Lawn and garden services$255.29
Housekeeping services$99.45
PC repair$4.51
Housing$15,636.95
Home improvements$1,435.50
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,259.09
Phone services$1,202.97
Water$452.34
Life and other insurance$269.03
Pensions and social security$4,988.15
Personal care products and services$576.69
Hair care products$71.24
Personal care products$238.52
Local transportation$5,676.66
Gasoline$1,499.80
Vehicle maintenance and repair$762.46
Travel$1,346.73
Airline fares$333.59
Auto / truck rental on trips$16.08
Lodging on trips$361.75
Food and drink on trips$328.50
Entertainment on trips$114.11

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY (home to MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN)

% with any debt in collections40%
Average debt in collections$1,728
% with medical debt in collections25%
Average medical debt in collections$997
% with student loan debt22%
Average student loan debt$19,389
Average monthly student loan payment$178
% with auto debt26%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

YearPopulationPercent
January 201911,9354.4%
February 201912,3184.5%
March 201912,3354.5%
April 201910,9824.0%
May 201911,2204.1%
June 201914,2985.2%
July 201914,7345.3%
August 201914,0855.1%
September 201911,6844.3%
October 201911,0834.0%
November 201911,5644.2%
December 201910,8424.0%
January 202013,4584.9%
February 202013,0344.7%
March 202011,0364.1%
April 202043,24915.8%
May 202044,31015.7%
June 202037,05213.1%
July 202031,20311.4%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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