Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population 2018

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 952,085 with a growth rate of -0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is the 1st largest county in Wisconsin.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017952,085-3,221-0.34%
2016955,306-63-0.01%
2016955,369-3,490-0.36%
2015958,859-5-0.00%
2014958,8641,1130.12%
2013957,7512,5140.26%
2012955,2373,5070.37%
2011951,7303,4280.36%
2010948,302-10,973-1.14%
1990959,275-5,713-0.59%
1980964,988-89,075-8.45%
19701,054,06318,0221.74%
19601,036,041164,99418.94%
1950871,047104,16213.58%
1940766,88541,6225.74%
1930725,263185,81434.45%
1920539,449106,26224.53%
1910433,187103,17031.26%
1900330,01793,91639.78%
1890236,10197,56470.42%
1880138,53748,60754.05%
187089,93027,41243.85%
186062,51831,441101.17%
185031,07725,472454.45%
18405,6050.00%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White583,848
Black or African American252,459
Some Other Race44,664
Asian37,458
Two or More Races31,080
American Indian and Alaska Native5,602
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander195

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Median Age

34.3


Total

33.1


Male

35.4


Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 721,256 adults, (116,547 of which are seniors) in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

57.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

493,286

51.64%

Male

462,020

48.36%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All49.4%50.6%
Male39.4%60.6%
Non Family36.5%63.5%
Female30.9%69.1%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All382,7782.4449.4
Non Family165,5431.2836.5
Married133,5583.2375.7
Female63,7913.530.9
Male19,8863.3239.4

3.22

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Education

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28,6694.60%
9th to 12th Grade52,8538.49%
High School Graduate173,82427.92%
Some College134,02521.53%
Associates Degree48,0487.72%
Bachelors Degree119,60719.21%
Graduate Degree65,61910.54%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White379,345355,744146,540
Black141,581114,41218,364
Hispanic69,15544,0497,888
Other Race23,70613,5921,813
Asian21,99117,4579,399
Multiple Races10,2988,8712,842
Native American3,7383,114561
Islander15212654

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.74%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,364$40,252$31,167
Less Than High School$20,853$23,844$16,641
High School Grad$27,290$31,357$23,548
Some College$31,302$37,509$27,720
Bachelors Degree$47,021$53,652$41,982
Graduate Degree$61,819$69,537$55,738

$35,364

Average Earnings

$40,252

Average Male

$31,167

Average Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

83.52% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 16.48% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.20% of the population.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black246,77190,89836.83%
White489,81753,38910.90%
Hispanic134,77839,76729.51%
Other44,23415,12934.20%
Multiple30,1968,50728.17%
Asian36,9477,83021.19%
Native5,3401,38025.84%
Islander1954824.62%

21.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.89%

Male Poverty Rate

22.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is Black, with 36.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is White, with 10.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.50%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.52%
High School18.70%
Some College14.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.54%
Male Unemployed41.19%
Female Employed11.74%
Male Employed8.29%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Income

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,263$62,382
Families$57,738$75,809
Married Families$80,638$98,127
Non Families$31,357$42,495

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

46,833

Number of Veterans

42,918

Male Veterans

3,915

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam15,276
First Gulf War6,861
Second Gulf War6,255
Korea4,854
World War II3,887

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+11,584
35 to 5410,932
65 to 7410,634
55 to 649,413
18 to 344,270

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White35,9137.57%
Black9,2185.35%
Hispanic2,3342.74%
2 or More6254.23%
Other5021.73%
Indian2866.75%
Asian2781.05%
Hawaiian116.32%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

10.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment Status

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Milwaukee 5947755950472720.05%
West Allis6041860087-331-0.55%
Wauwatosa464494794514963.22%
Greenfield36747368581110.30%
Franklin35456361316751.90%
Oak Creek344523588114294.15%
South Milwaukee2115521052-103-0.49%
Cudahy1827118200-71-0.39%
Greendale14040142111711.22%
Whitefish Bay1410713972-135-0.96%
Shorewood13165133682031.54%
Glendale1288512779-106-0.82%
Brown Deer1200012011110.09%
St. Francis934694661201.28%
Hales Corners7672767420.03%
Fox Point6685669160.09%
Bayside 44004398-2-0.05%
West Milwaukee42064174-32-0.76%
River Hills15961592-4-0.25%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990