Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population 2022

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 941,997 with a growth rate of -0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is the 2nd largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 Population was 948,285 and has seen a growth of -0.66% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18405,6050.00%
185031,07725,472454.45%
186062,51831,441101.17%
187089,93027,41243.85%
1880138,53748,60754.05%
1890236,10197,56470.42%
1900330,01793,91639.78%
1910433,187103,17031.26%
1920539,449106,26224.53%
1930725,263185,81434.45%
1940766,88541,6225.74%
1950871,047104,16213.58%
19601,036,040164,99318.94%
19701,054,06018,0201.74%
1980964,988-89,072-8.45%
1990959,275-5,713-0.59%
2010948,285-10,990-1.15%
2011951,3243,0390.32%
2012954,5953,2710.34%
2013957,4432,8480.30%
2014958,4269830.10%
2015958,421-5-0.00%
2016954,841-3,580-0.37%
2017950,172-4,669-0.49%
2018946,969-3,203-0.34%
2019945,726-1,243-0.13%
2020944,483-1,243-0.13%
2021943,240-1,243-0.13%
2022941,997-1,243-0.13%
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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White542,14857.12%
Black or African American250,13426.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,0490.53%
Asian42,0524.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3310.03%
Some Other Race60,8656.41%
Two or More Races48,6015.12%
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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2022

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Median Age

35


Total

33.8


Male

36.1


Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 721,518 adults, (129,110 of whom are seniors) in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

489,681

51.59%

Male

459,499

48.41%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.9%23.1%
All49.1%50.9%
Male40.2%59.8%
Non Family35.7%64.3%
Female30.6%69.4%

49.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All383,7032.4249.1
Married130,2473.2176.9
Male19,5983.4940.2
Female61,1143.630.6
Non Family172,7441.2835.7

3.24

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25,6224.06%
9th to 12th Grade45,3967.20%
High School Graduate183,04829.02%
Some College129,14820.48%
Associates Degree49,8697.91%
Bachelors Degree126,35320.03%
Graduate Degree71,29011.30%
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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian25,46320,28110,708
White367,608349,667151,181
Islander18115766
2+ Races19,57316,3705,598
Native American3,4043,089618
Black145,709123,17019,969
Hispanic75,64151,3369,675
Other Race34,89022,7154,345

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.05%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,110$44,431$35,336
Less Than 9th Grade$25,880$30,816$20,590
High School Graduate$30,650$35,094$25,344
Some College$36,303$41,931$32,117
Bachelors Degree$52,397$60,600$46,347
Graduate Degree$67,277$77,609$60,837

$40,110

Average Earnings

$44,431

Average Male

$35,336

Average Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language by Age

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

82.48% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 17.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.91% of the population.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black244,38677,19131.59%
Asian41,5179,56823.05%
Hispanic144,22232,36622.44%
Multiple47,39810,12421.36%
Native4,93395819.42%
White465,33044,2259.50%
Islander327123.67%
Other14,502NaN%

18.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.12%

Male Poverty Rate

19.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is Black, with 31.59% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.67%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.24%
High School18.24%
Some College13.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.79%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.53%
Male Unemployed36.65%
Female Employed9.85%
Female Unemployed40.78%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,260$71,901
Families$67,536$88,507
Married Families$91,259$112,149
Non Families$35,717$48,447
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Income by Household Type

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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36,970

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6,603
First Gulf War5,759
Vietnam12,439
Korea3,533
World War II1,506

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343,453
35 to 547,768
55 to 646,852
65 to 749,711
75+9,186

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White28,1216.28%
Black6,7283.89%
Native American3589.00%
Asian3621.21%
Islander2010.53%
Other Race6461.57%
2+ Races7352.88%
Hispanic2,0742.24%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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9.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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64.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.83%

Born in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

90.72%

Native Born

9.28%

Foreign Born

5.25%

Non Citizen

4.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.72% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 68.83% having been born in Wisconsin. 5.25% 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

  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

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