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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Manufacturing (18.5%), Retail trade (10.4%).
Detached houses: $199,357Here:$199,357State:$212,450
Townhouses or other attached units: $192,221Here:$192,221State:$187,116
In 2-unit structures: $151,516Here:$151,516State:$165,377
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,065Here:$142,065State:$158,801
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,627Here:$156,627State:$176,160
Mobile homes: $57,091Here:$57,091State:$36,669
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $124,804Here:$124,804State:$116,376
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Kerry/Edwards (Democratic): 61.7%
Bush/Cheney (Republican): 37.4%
Obama (Democratic): 67.8%
McCain (Republican): 31.7%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,753 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $3,597 (2.3%)
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 $890 a month.
Cities in this county include: Milwaukee, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Greenfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, Greendale, Whitefish Bay.
Carbon Monoxide: 5 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.017 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.129 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.095 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 65 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 42 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.
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Neighboring counties: Ozaukee County , Racine County , Washington County , Waukesha County .
Unemployment by year (%)
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year ($)
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)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.7%
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
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Milwaukee County (%):
4.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,879 average adjusted gross income)
0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($319 average AGI)Milwaukee County:0.10%Wisconsin average:0.08%
2.74% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($21,855 average AGI)
1.78% relocated from other states ($15,704 average AGI)Milwaukee County:1.78%Wisconsin average:2.00%
5.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,055 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($315 average AGI)Milwaukee County:0.05%Wisconsin average:0.04%
3.22% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($29,080 average AGI)
2.25% relocated to other states ($21,660 average AGI)Milwaukee County:2.25%Wisconsin average:2.21%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
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%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.8. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.9. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
151,341 spouses, 280,595 children (262,975 natural, 6,557 adopted, 11,063 stepchildren), 18,799 grandchildren, 10,858 brothers or sisters, 6,221 parents, 13,972 other relatives, 22,334 non-relatives
Size of family households: 92,592 2-persons, 53,484 3-persons, 43,425 4-persons, 21,759 5-persons, 8,759 6-persons, 6,666 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 124,562 1-person, 22,382 2-persons, 3,045 3-persons, 866 4-persons, 268 5-persons, 99 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.
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).
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)
Year house built
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.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,800
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
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 (Noninst.)
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
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
Transit Utilities: $145,532,000
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
Benefit Payments: $148,307,000
Earnings on Investments (calculated): $128,529,000
Other Investments - Other: $79,398,000
Total Federal Securities: $58,985,000
From Parent Local Government: $35,415,000
Total Cash and Deposits: $8,704,000
Local Employee Contribution: $360,000
All Other: $37,183,000
Housing and Community Development: $31,215,000
Public Welfare: $12,715,000
Health and Hospitals: $1,039,000
General Revenue, NEC: $7,852,000
Interest Earnings: $6,407,000
Fines and Forfeits: $2,823,000
Sale of Property: $2,797,000
Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $571,611,000
Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,277,000
Assistance and Subsidies ľ Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs ľ Other: $39,892,000
Public Welfare: $78,577,000
General Local Government Support: $69,896,000
All Other: $66,349,000
Housing and Community Development: $1,210,000
General Sales and Gross Receipts: $62,673,000
Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,234,000
Other License: $529,000
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
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