Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population 2021

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 943,240 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 null largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 Population was 948,285 and has seen a growth of -0.53% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021943,240-1,243-0.13%
2020944,483-1,243-0.13%
2019945,726-1,243-0.13%
2018946,969-3,203-0.34%
2017950,172-4,669-0.49%
2016954,841-3,580-0.37%
2015958,421-5-0.00%
2014958,4269830.10%
2013957,4432,8480.30%
2012954,5953,2710.34%
2011951,3243,0390.32%
2010948,285-10,990-1.15%
1990959,275-5,713-0.59%
1980964,988-89,072-8.45%
19701,054,06018,0201.74%
19601,036,040164,99318.94%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.13%
County Website
Founded
1835
County Seat
2010 Population
948,285
Growth Since 2010
-0.53%
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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White562,72959.16%
Black or African American251,25326.41%
Some Other Race55,1855.80%
Asian41,0674.32%
Two or More Races35,1933.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,4630.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3360.04%
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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population By Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2021

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Median Age

34.9


Total

33.7


Male

36.1


Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 721,877 adults, (125,940 of whom are seniors) in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Mujer

490,762

51.59%

Masculino

460,464

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%24%
All49.5%50.5%
Masculino41.4%58.6%
Non Family36.3%63.7%
Mujer31.3%68.7%

49.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All382,1752.4349.5
Non Family168,5621.2936.3
Married131,8843.2376
Mujer61,7633.5431.3
Masculino19,9663.4141.4

3.23

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade27,2424.33%
9th to 12th Grade46,5307.39%
High School Graduate178,66128.37%
Some College132,95421.11%
Associates Degree49,3877.84%
Bachelors Degree124,13619.71%
Graduate Degree70,89211.26%
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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
White372,822353,570151,427
Black145,332121,66119,969
Hispanic73,95949,4518,979
Other Race30,62018,8162,582
Asian25,03319,56510,299
2+ Races12,34111,2774,211
Native American3,6063,082608
Islander22718569

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.14%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$39,527$43,634$35,030
Less Than 9th Grade$24,074$28,041$19,660
High School Graduate$30,427$34,384$25,298
Some College$35,866$42,007$31,217
Bachelors Degree$51,811$60,279$46,346
Graduate Degree$65,772$75,453$59,988

$39,527

Average Earnings

$43,634

Average Male

$35,030

Average Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language by Age

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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

82.81% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 17.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.72% of the population.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black245,44278,89832.15%
White474,77446,8219.86%
Hispanic140,58035,59325.32%
Other54,51114,96727.46%
Asian40,5769,54923.53%
Multiple34,1338,06123.62%
Native5,3421,10220.63%
Islander333278.11%

18.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.60%

Male Poverty Rate

20.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is Black, with 32.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is Islander, with 8.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.89%.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.96%
High School18.30%
Some College13.52%
Bachelors or Greater5.45%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.03%
Male Unemployed41.69%
Female Employed10.55%
Male Employed6.92%

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$50,606$69,949
Families$65,002$85,787
Married Families$89,226$109,541
Non Families$35,117$47,086
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Income by Household Type

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

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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39,370

Number of Veterans

36,013

Male Veterans

3,357

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13,485
Second Gulf War6,424
First Gulf War5,777
Korea3,847
World War II1,973

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7410,577
75+9,732
35 to 547,892
55 to 647,473
18 to 343,696

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White30,5486.63%
Black7,2104.16%
Hispanic2,2292.47%
2+ Races6503.93%
Other Race4531.24%
Asian2460.83%
Native American2345.51%
Islander2912.18%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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8.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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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68.37%

Born in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

90.75%

Native Born

9.25%

Foreign Born

5.51%

Non Citizen

3.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.75% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 68.37% having been born in Wisconsin. 5.51% 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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