Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population 2020

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 950,588 with a growth rate of -0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is the largest county in Wisconsin.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018948,201-2,387-0.25%
2017950,588-4,469-0.47%
2016955,057-3,597-0.38%
2015958,6541080.01%
2014958,5461,0330.11%
2013957,5132,9070.30%
2012954,6063,3430.35%
2011951,2632,9620.31%
2010948,301-10,974-1.14%
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%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White569,80659.72%
Black or African American252,32126.44%
Some Other Race51,9455.44%
Asian40,7774.27%
Two or More Races33,4983.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,5520.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3100.03%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2020

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Median Age

34.7


Total

33.6


Male

35.9


Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 723,098 adults, (123,013 of whom are seniors) in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

492,539

51.62%

Male

461,670

48.38%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All49.5%50.5%
Male40.3%59.7%
Non Family36.4%63.6%
Female31.7%68.3%

49.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All382,0702.4449.5
Non Family167,0461.2836.4
Married131,5613.2376
Female62,9363.5531.7
Male20,5273.3440.3

3.23

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade27,3274.34%
9th to 12th Grade49,3937.85%
High School Graduate177,15328.16%
Some College134,19221.33%
Associates Degree49,0437.80%
Bachelors Degree121,57919.33%
Graduate Degree70,30611.18%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White376,386355,910149,819
Black144,425119,33019,532
Hispanic72,28747,2858,629
Other Race28,18216,4312,038
Asian24,42319,22810,288
Multiple Races11,67210,4553,664
Native American3,6613,097526
Islander20917871

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.12%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,331$41,875$33,007
Less Than High School$22,699$26,393$18,443
High School Grad$29,635$33,839$24,376
Some College$33,515$40,190$30,255
Bachelors Degree$50,560$57,669$44,929
Graduate Degree$64,103$72,971$57,797

$37,331

Average Earnings

$41,875

Average Male

$33,007

Average Female

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Language

83.24% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 16.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.41% of the population.

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black246,62983,49233.85%
White480,86549,08010.21%
Hispanic138,64536,75426.51%
Other51,45615,97031.04%
Asian40,2199,84924.49%
Multiple32,3938,68126.80%
Native5,3751,14521.30%
Islander3054514.75%

19.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.66%

Male Poverty Rate

21.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is Black, with 33.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is White, with 10.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.59%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.97%
High School18.50%
Some College14.37%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Income

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,742$67,364
Families$62,314$82,234
Married Families$85,717$105,529
Non Families$33,120$45,553

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

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

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans

41,967

Number of Veterans

38,537

Male Veterans

3,430

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14,348
First Gulf War6,031
Second Gulf War5,954
Korea4,451
World War II2,496
Name Veterans % of Total
White32,4086.96%
Black7,8744.54%
Hispanic2,2832.58%
2 or More6293.94%
Other5101.49%
Asian2951.01%
Indian2395.68%
Hawaiian125.71%

$Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

9.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Employment Status

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

68.57%

Born in Wisconsin

90.97%

Native Born

9.03%

Foreign Born

5.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.97% of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 68.57% having been born in Wisconsin. 5.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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