Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population 2024

907,569

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 907,569 with a growth rate of -0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is the largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 948,289 and has seen a growth of -4.29% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029879,839-5,546-0.63%
2028885,385-5,546-0.62%
2027890,931-5,546-0.62%
2026896,477-5,546-0.61%
2025902,023-5,546-0.61%
2024907,569-5,546-0.61%
2023913,115-5,546-0.6%
2022918,661-5,546-0.6%
2021924,207-14,320-1.53%
2020938,527-8,484-0.9%
2019947,011-897-0.09%
2018947,908-2,935-0.31%
2017950,843-4,278-0.45%
2016955,121-3,485-0.36%
2015958,606-330%
2014958,6391,0820.11%
2013957,5572,8850.3%
2012954,6723,2960.35%
2011951,3763,0870.33%
2010948,289
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%
18405,605-874,234-99.36%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.61% (-5,546)
County Website
Milwaukee County
County Seat
2020 Population
938,527
Area
241 mi²
Density
3766 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-3.3% (-30,958)
Founded
1835

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White506,29654.26%
Black or African American243,51826.1%
Two or more races81,5288.74%
Other race53,1055.69%
Asian43,1664.63%
Native American5,1880.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2620.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Median Age

35.3

Total

34.2

Male

36.2

Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 711,105 adults, (131,732 of whom are seniors) in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female478,58351.29%
Male454,48048.71%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All389,2472.3449.450.6
Non Family179,1561.2535.764.3
Married128,6173.1877.322.7
Female60,4003.4833.866.2
Male21,0743.2540.459.6
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3.17

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.04%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,250

Average Earnings

$51,524

Average Male

$41,126

Average Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

81.94% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 18.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.53% of the population.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black238,50772,79230.52%
White448,68343,3079.65%
Hispanic147,74230,82720.87%
Multiple80,45916,02119.91%
Other52,22611,29121.62%
Asian42,6349,02721.17%
Native5,05995718.92%
Islander2582710.47%
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17.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.83%

Male Poverty Rate

18.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is Black, with 30.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is White, with 9.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.58%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.53%
High School19.41%
Some College13.27%
Bachelors or Greater5.61%
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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.41%
Male Unemployed33.14%
Female Employed9.43%
Male Employed6.49%
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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

33,845

Number of Veterans

30,748

Male Veterans

3,097

Female Veterans

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.37%

Born in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

90.57%

Native Born

9.43%

Foreign Born

5.19%

Non Citizen

4.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.57% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 68.37% having been born in Wisconsin. 5.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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