Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (WI)

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County population in 2012: 955,205 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 940,164 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 143,509
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 53,325
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 198,768
Renter-occupied apartments: 186,757 (it was 178,961 in 2000)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

32%

Land area: 242 sq. mi.

Water area: 948.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 3943 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Milwaukee County: 99.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (54.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (26.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.3%)
  • Asian alone (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years
Males: 457,717  (47.5%)
Females: 490,018  (52.5%)
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Milwaukee County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Milwaukee County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,959 ($38,100 in 1999)

This county:

$41959
Wisconsin:

$51467

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $676 (lower quartile is $548, upper quartile is $839)
This county:

$676
State:

$644


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $146,700 (it was $100,500 in 2000)
Milwaukee:

$146,700
Wisconsin:

$163,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,800 - $209,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $177,460
Here:

$177,460
State:

$201,380

Townhouses or other attached units: $146,374
Here:

$146,374
State:

$167,784

In 2-unit structures: $126,421
Here:

$126,421
State:

$167,332

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,701
Here:

$122,701
State:

$161,462

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,623
Here:

$167,623
State:

$151,419

Mobile homes: $28,724
Here:

$28,724
State:

$46,729
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,397
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $584

Institutionalized population: 9,997
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Health of residents in Milwaukee County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
71.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
69.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 174 pounds. This is more than average.
18.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 736 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2001: 671 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2002: 645 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2003: 742 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2004: 773 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2005: 785 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2006: 550 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2007: 378 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2008: 247 buildings, average cost: $225,800
  • 2009: 160 buildings, average cost: $208,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,887 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,724 (2.7%)

Milwaukee County household income distribution in 2009 Milwaukee County home values distribution Milwaukee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.2%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.8% for American Indian residents, 3.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.0% for other race residents, 27.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.2%
Milwaukee County:

22.2%
Wisconsin:

13.5%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 3.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.0% for other race residents, 27.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee County is $591 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $890 a month.

Cities in this county include: Milwaukee, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Greenfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, Greendale, Whitefish Bay.

Milwaukee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Milwaukee County:

Carbon Monoxide: 5 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.017 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.129 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.095 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 65 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 42 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Ozaukee County , Racine County , Washington County , Waukesha County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 65,887
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 63,648 (38% naturalized citizens)

Milwaukee County:

6.8%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 19,141
  • 1990 to 1994: 11,799
  • 1985 to 1989: 7,767
  • 1980 to 1984: 5,638
  • 1975 to 1979: 4,887
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,356
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,216
  • 1965 to 1969: 9,844

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.7%

Milwaukee County marital status for males Milwaukee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Milwaukee County with a mortgage: 111,909 (13,045 second mortgage, 19,845 home equity loan, 707 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 52,253

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Milwaukee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic199,15383
Evangelical Protestant116,298346
Mainline Protestant51,652148
Black Protestant38,58396
Other24,76062
Orthodox9,0809
None508,209-
Milwaukee County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 203
Milwaukee County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 262
Milwaukee County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 605
This county:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Milwaukee County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Milwaukee County:

29.6%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Milwaukee County:

Average size of farms: 72 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $115,306
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2491.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.85%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.36%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,945
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.54%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,603
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.05
Corn for grain: 644 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 169 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1519 harvested acres
Vegetables: 226 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Tornado activity:

Milwaukee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 4531713.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 178 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/11/1969, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 153 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Milwaukee County-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 317.0 miles away from Milwaukee County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 291.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 253.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 349.2 miles away from Milwaukee County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 315.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Milwaukee County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (35%)
  • Laos (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (3%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Thailand (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Milwaukee County (%):

  • German (25%)
  • Polish (11%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Milwaukee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 320,665 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 49,293 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 28,507 (7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 136 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 53 (0%)
  • Railroad: 162 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 22 (0%)
  • Taxi: 574 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 308 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,234 (0%)
  • Walked: 15,857 (4%)
  • Other means: 1,853 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 8,956 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 6,980 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 6,872 people in nursing homes
  • 3,777 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,556 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 668 people in religious group quarters
  • 434 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 391 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 377 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 277 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 264 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 261 people in other group homes
  • 188 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 181 people in state prisons
  • 167 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 164 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 142 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 122 people in halfway houses
  • 117 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 95 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 80 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 64 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 39 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 31 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in crews of maritime vessels

People in group quarters in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 9,814 people in college/university student housing
  • 5,216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,699 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,648 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,539 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,485 people in state prisons
  • 769 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 614 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 218 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 176 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 99 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 83 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 68 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 33 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 16 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 3 people in federal detention centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,855.

4.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,352 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($187 average AGI)
Milwaukee County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

2.46% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($19,964 average AGI)
1.85% relocated from other states ($17,202 average AGI)
Milwaukee County:

1.85%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Waukesha County, WI  0.92% ($39,268 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.24% ($36,936)
from Cook County, IL  0.22% ($42,865)
from Dane County, WI  0.19% ($31,242)
from Washington County, WI  0.17% ($34,830)
from Ozaukee County, WI  0.15% ($42,198)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.08% ($33,130)


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($425 average AGI)
Milwaukee County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

2.49% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($24,985 average AGI)
2.17% relocated to other states ($20,315 average AGI)
Milwaukee County:

2.17%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Waukesha County, WI  1.04% ($53,525 average AGI)
to Racine County, WI  0.23% ($42,971)
to Washington County, WI  0.20% ($43,070)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($45,367)
to Ozaukee County, WI  0.19% ($70,551)
to Dane County, WI  0.17% ($34,934)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.06% ($41,509)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.5

Births per 1000 population in Milwaukee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Milwaukee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Milwaukee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 134,416 (112,392 aged, 22,024 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.19
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15154.12
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 332.540
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41509.86

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1584.980
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 934.730
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.52

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.66
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.13

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.62
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6797.479

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 94.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 11.0
  • Suffocation - 4.8
  • Other - 19.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 44.3
  • Suffocation - 27.3
  • Poisoning - 25.6
  • Fall - 4.7
  • Other - 8.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 923,245

Size of family households: 89,625 2-persons, 52,896 3-persons, 41,751 4-persons, 20,729 5-persons, 8,930 6-persons, 7,088 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 129,317 1-person, 27,202 2-persons, 4,310 3-persons, 1,174 4-persons, 324 5-persons, 120 6-persons, 125 7-or-more-persons.

127,208 married couples with children.
89,609 single-parent households (12,541 men, 77,068 women).

86.9% of residents of Milwaukee County speak English at home.
7.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,904,383,000 ($6362 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $251,111,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,054,850,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,323,323,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,866,000
Federal grants: $1,579,429,000
Federal procurement contracts: $306,303,000 ($132,500,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $625,612,000 ($85,940,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $120,718,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $305,090,000
Federal Government insurance: $203,746,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 78,423
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 46,135
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15,873
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -65,081
Here -71 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Milwaukee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 174.40 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,743
  • 2000 to 2004: 20,790
  • 1990 to 1999: 24,342
  • 1980 to 1989: 21,777
  • 1970 to 1979: 43,524
  • 1960 to 1969: 46,546
  • 1950 to 1959: 93,382
  • 1940 to 1949: 44,660
  • 1939 or earlier: 119,909
Rooms in houses/apartments in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 149
  • 2 rooms: 1,148
  • 3 rooms: 4,292
  • 4 rooms: 19,011
  • 5 rooms: 57,857
  • 6 rooms: 51,237
  • 7 rooms: 31,729
  • 8 rooms: 18,164
  • 9+ rooms: 15,181
  • 1 room: 8,676
  • 2 rooms: 16,357
  • 3 rooms: 34,362
  • 4 rooms: 48,334
  • 5 rooms: 42,983
  • 6 rooms: 17,796
  • 7 rooms: 5,963
  • 8 rooms: 2,449
  • 9+ rooms: 2,041
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 407
  • 1 bedroom: 5,416
  • 2 bedrooms: 46,746
  • 3 bedrooms: 104,362
  • 4 bedrooms: 34,661
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7,176
  • no bedroom: 11,059
  • 1 bedroom: 53,340
  • 2 bedrooms: 75,786
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,625
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,359
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,792
Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 12,504
  • 1 vehicle: 68,869
  • 2 vehicles: 87,246
  • 3 vehicles: 22,892
  • 4 vehicles: 5,510
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,747
  • no vehicle: 49,127
  • 1 vehicle: 87,794
  • 2 vehicles: 35,037
  • 3 vehicles: 5,239
  • 4 vehicles: 1,125
  • 5+ vehicles: 639

54% of Milwaukee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County:

53.6%
State average:

57.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Milwaukee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (90.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Electricity (3.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (76.4%)
  • Electricity (16.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22,163
Here:

19.3%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7,877
Here:

14.2%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17,351
Here:

32.7%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Milwaukee County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $39,892,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,175,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,682,000
    Air Transportation: $7,418,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,692,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,002,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $590,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $167,735,000
    Transit Utilities: $145,532,000
    Hospitals: $140,793,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $132,368,000
    Correctional Institutions: $127,951,000
    Parks and Recreation: $96,293,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,226,000
    Air Transportation: $44,639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,315,000
    Police Protection: $25,197,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $22,371,000
    Financial Administration: $19,165,000
    General - Other: $16,851,000
    Regular Highways: $16,408,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $16,231,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,384,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,923,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $322,000
    Libraries: $67,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $361,773,000
    Corporate Bonds: $241,309,000
    Benefit Payments: $148,307,000
    Other Investments - Other: $79,398,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,704,000
    Withdrawals: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,585,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $11,245,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $296,173,000

Milwaukee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $196,792,000
    Air Transportation: $64,998,000
    Hospital Public: $38,371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,320,000
    Parking Facilities: $4,844,000
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $128,529,000
    From Parent Local Government: $35,415,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $360,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $79,133,000
    All Other: $37,183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,215,000
    Public Welfare: $12,715,000
    Highways: $8,046,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,039,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,664,000
    Highways: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $16,137,000
    Rents: $10,480,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,852,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,407,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,823,000
    Sale of Property: $2,797,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $42,854,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $149,019,000
    Public Welfare: $78,577,000
    General Local Government Support: $69,896,000
    All Other: $66,349,000
    Highways: $16,525,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,210,000
    Education: $120,000
  • Tax - Property: $211,253,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $62,673,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,234,000
    Other License: $529,000

Milwaukee County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $579,831,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $571,611,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,277,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,057,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $46,745,000
    Beginning: $31,986,000

Milwaukee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,964,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $773,104,000
    Total Federal Securities: $58,985,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $199,897,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,357,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Milwaukee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Milwaukee County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 303 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,235$142,2324,098$147,46419,904$156,9821,085$57,892185$899,0221,561$116,53010$75,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED124$129,976226$168,3191,611$158,309219$37,8688$453,750107$132,6732$40,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED383$127,204664$115,5516,048$151,1461,054$39,42639$944,051596$109,82416$23,813
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN213$132,516397$153,9804,182$156,997208$71,49524$675,125267$116,1271$28,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$118,260120$135,117962$155,35391$57,8352$107,50065$105,5540$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 238 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,123$164,801926$183,4841$355,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED177$164,435229$175,00410$171,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED119$162,437152$194,6452$162,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$155,96653$205,7170$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$145,13612$186,8332$138,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Milwaukee County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8,50875.0 years
Mary6,49379.7 years
Joseph5,42076.0 years
William5,30674.9 years
Robert4,67669.6 years
Frank4,35477.3 years
Helen4,02380.9 years
George3,99475.9 years
Edward3,90975.3 years
Anna3,67583.8 years
Most common last names in Milwaukee County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,73373.0 years
Smith1,50872.3 years
Miller1,15476.1 years
Schmidt1,08278.2 years
Williams96269.1 years
Brown94170.9 years
Anderson89275.3 years
Mueller79978.7 years
Jones78570.0 years
Schultz75876.0 years
Businesses in Milwaukee County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI9Justice3
ALDO3KFC14
AMF Bowling3Kmart4
AT&T8Kohl's5
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger1
Abercrombie Kids1LA Fitness1
Ace Hardware11La Quinta3
Advance Auto Parts17La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale3Lane Bryant2
American Eagle Outfitters3Lane Furniture8
Ann Taylor2LensCrafters4
Apple Store2Little Caesars Pizza6
Applebee's9Long John Silver's2
Arby's8Lowe's3
Ashley Furniture1Macy's1
Audi2MainStay1
AutoZone8Marriott4
Avenue1Marshalls1
BMW2MasterBrand Cabinets12
Bakers1Maurices1
Bakers Square3Mazda2
Bally Total Fitness3McDonald's42
Banana Republic2Men's Wearhouse5
Barnes & Noble3Menards4
Baskin-Robbins2Motel 61
Bath & Body Works4Motherhood Maternity2
Baymont Inn1New Balance12
Bebe1New York & Co2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike35
Best Western3Nissan2
Blockbuster10Office Depot3
Brooks Brothers2OfficeMax7
Brookstone1Old Country Buffet2
Budget Car Rental3Old Navy2
Buffalo Wild Wings5Olive Garden2
Burger King16Outback1
CVS13Outback Steakhouse1
Cache1Pac Sun2
CarMax1Panda Express3
Caribou Coffee2Panera Bread5
Carson Pirie Scott4Papa John's Pizza7
Casual Male XL2Payless10
Catherines2Penske9
Charlotte Russe2PetSmart1
Chevrolet4Pier 1 Imports3
Chico's2Pizza Hut11
Chipotle4Plato's Closet1
Chuck E. Cheese's2Popeyes6
Church's Chicken1Pottery Barn1
Cinnabon 1Qdoba Mexican Grill12
Clarion1Quiznos6
Cold Stone Creamery3RadioShack13
Coldwater Creek2Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster2
Comfort Suites2Red Robin1
Crate & Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Cricket Wireless40Ruby Tuesday2
Curves8Rue211
DHL3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Dairy Queen9SAS Shoes2
Days Inn3SONIC Drive-In1
Deb1Sam's Club3
Dennys4Sears8
Domino's Pizza8Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts2Shoe Carnival1
Eddie Bauer2Skechers USA1
Express2Soma Intimates1
Extended Stay America1Spencer Gifts2
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel10
Fashion Bug5Starbucks35
FedEx118Subway35
Finish Line2Super 82
Firestone Complete Auto Care4T-Mobile28
Foot Locker7T.G.I. Driday's2
Ford4T.J.Maxx4
Forever 213Taco Bell18
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Talbots2
GNC11Target7
GameStop13The Athlete's Foot2
Gap3The Cheesecake Factory2
Goodwill1The Limited1
Gymboree3Torrid1
H&M1Toyota3
H&R Block36Toys"R"Us2
Hardee's1Trader Joe's1
Hilton3True Value9
Holiday Inn8U-Haul21
Hollister Co.1U.S. Cellular13
Home Depot4UPS121
Honda3Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic2Vans7
Hyatt2Verizon Wireless7
Hyundai2Victoria's Secret3
IHOP2Volkswagen2
J. Jill2Walgreens18
J.Crew2Walmart4
JCPenney2Wendy's14
JoS. A. Bank2Wet Seal2
Johnny Rockets1Whole Foods Market1
Jones New York10YMCA10
Journeys3

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