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
2017956,5864,5010.47%
2017952,085-3,284-0.34%
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
White579,582
Black or African American252,712
Some Other Race46,448
Asian39,124
Two or More Races33,209
American Indian and Alaska Native5,291
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2018

10,00020,00030,00040,000 Male Population10,00020,00030,00040,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Median Age

34.6


Total

33.4


Male

35.7


Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 724,283 adults, (120,158 of whom are seniors) in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

493,802

51.62%

Male

462,784

48.38%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.9%24.1%
All49.7%50.3%
Male41.1%58.9%
Non Family36.7%63.3%
Female31.1%68.9%

49.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All382,0272.4449.7
Non Family165,9721.2836.7
Married132,9403.2375.9
Female63,4703.5331.1
Male19,6453.3741.1

3.23

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 Grade27,9074.45%
9th to 12th Grade51,0528.13%
High School Graduate176,81928.17%
Some College134,31321.40%
Associates Degree48,4547.72%
Bachelors Degree121,11019.30%
Graduate Degree67,99710.83%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White378,912356,824148,757
Black143,270117,06519,020
Hispanic71,32446,5648,020
Other Race25,00214,5471,695
Asian23,32718,4629,977
Multiple Races11,2469,8263,274
Native American3,4962,947538
Islander16713957

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.77%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,169$40,935$31,850
Less Than High School$21,695$25,186$16,903
High School Grad$28,556$32,367$24,186
Some College$32,078$38,630$28,680
Bachelors Degree$48,524$55,656$42,488
Graduate Degree$62,452$70,032$57,036

$36,169

Average Earnings

$40,935

Average Male

$31,850

Average Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

83.59% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 16.41% 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
Black247,06186,51735.02%
White485,90051,81710.66%
Hispanic137,60238,42627.93%
Other45,98415,32333.32%
Asian38,5729,10123.59%
Multiple32,1038,72227.17%
Native5,0511,19523.66%
Islander2204219.09%

20.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.28%

Male Poverty Rate

21.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is Black, with 35.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is White, with 10.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.15%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.25%
High School18.34%
Some College14.63%
Bachelors or Greater5.43%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.32%
Male Unemployed42.12%
Female Employed11.29%
Male Employed7.85%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Income

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,784$64,799
Families$59,763$78,716
Married Families$82,702$101,419
Non Families$32,430$44,172

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

35.7%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

43,934

Number of Veterans

40,299

Male Veterans

3,635

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam14,750
First Gulf War6,531
Second Gulf War5,944
Korea4,729
World War II3,203

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 7410,853
75+10,836
35 to 549,600
55 to 648,708
18 to 343,937

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White33,8917.17%
Black8,3764.83%
Hispanic2,3232.66%
2 or More6494.12%
Other4641.52%
Asian3091.11%
Indian2335.80%
Hawaiian126.86%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

9.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment Status

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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