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Milwaukee, WI (Wisconsin) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $133,600 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Milwaukee:

$133,600
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,200 - $180,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $149,683
Here:

$149,683
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $161,627
Here:

$161,627
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $143,116
Here:

$143,116
State:

$191,549

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,103
Here:

$137,103
State:

$185,896

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,560
Here:

$222,560
State:

$204,140

Mobile homes: $30,365
Here:

$30,365
State:

$56,469

Milwaukee,WI index of house prices

Total population: 599,642 (Urban population: 596,956, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 260,024 (232,176 occupied: 92,982 owner occupied, 139,194 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

33%

Housing density: 2,707 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $115,592.

Median contract rent in 2019: $740 (lower quartile is $610, upper quartile is $901)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $764


Median gross rent in Milwaukee, WI in 2019: $865

Housing units in Milwaukee with a mortgage: 62,052 (1,302 second mortgage, 3,817 home equity loan, 382 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 30,930

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $73,855

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $52,709

Median monthly housing costs: $898


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1954

Household type by relationship:

Households: 590,157
  • Male householders: 103,329 (42,448 living alone), Female householders: 128,847 (44,419 living alone)
  • 61,154 spouses (59,890 opposite-sex spouses), 19,288 unmarried partners, (18,240 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 180,808 children (173,681 natural, 3,106 adopted, 4,021 stepchildren), 17,495 grandchildren, 10,318 brothers or sisters, 8,539 parents, 1,059 foster children, 11,474 other relatives, 32,354 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 15,492

Size of family households: 50,773 2-persons, 28,270 3-persons, 23,144 4-persons, 12,412 5-persons, 4,967 6-persons, 3,261 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 86,867 1-person, 17,538 2-persons, 3,431 3-persons, 1,031 4-persons, 117 5-persons, 172 6-persons, 193 7-or-more-persons.

52,409 married couples with children.
73,926 single-parent households (12,781 men, 61,145 women).

78.8% of residents of Milwaukee speak English at home.
15.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 59,935 (10.2%)
(32.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 427no bedroom
  • 2,8111 bedroom
  • 22,8572 bedrooms
  • 47,2783 bedrooms
  • 15,8844 bedrooms
  • 3,7255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 6,739no bedroom
  • 33,1961 bedroom
  • 54,9522 bedrooms
  • 37,2933 bedrooms
  • 5,7234 bedrooms
  • 1,2915+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5,175no vehicle
  • 34,1171 vehicle
  • 36,8662 vehicles
  • 12,7823 vehicles
  • 2,7994 vehicles
  • 1,2435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee in renter-occupied apartments
  • 34,513no vehicle
  • 68,1161 vehicle
  • 29,5402 vehicles
  • 5,2083 vehicles
  • 1,3524 vehicles
  • 4655+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 3701 room
  • 3852 rooms
  • 1,4563 rooms
  • 10,1084 rooms
  • 26,0395 rooms
  • 25,5906 rooms
  • 12,7447 rooms
  • 8,0038 rooms
  • 8,2879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 6,0101 room
  • 4,6542 rooms
  • 25,0563 rooms
  • 36,5094 rooms
  • 38,5615 rooms
  • 18,6456 rooms
  • 5,8057 rooms
  • 2,6028 rooms
  • 1,3529+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Milwaukee, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Milwaukee, WI in 2019
  • 22,281Less than $10,000
  • 30,268$10,000 to $19,999
  • 26,753$20,000 to $29,999
  • 25,747$30,000 to $39,999
  • 24,723$40,000 to $49,999
  • 17,162$50,000 to $59,999
  • 23,595$60,000 to $74,999
  • 25,725$75,000 to $99,999
  • 16,203$100,000 to $124,999
  • 8,277$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,833$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,609$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Milwaukee, WI

  • Distribution of house value in Milwaukee, WI in 2019
  • 440Less than $10,000
  • 149$10,000 to $14,999
  • 817$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,021$20,000 to $24,999
  • 288$25,000 to $29,999
  • 902$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,380$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,857$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,890$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,816$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3,622$70,000 to $79,999
  • 4,958$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4,406$90,000 to $99,999
  • 13,089$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14,075$125,000 to $149,999
  • 12,881$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5,534$175,000 to $199,999
  • 8,709$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,067$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,945$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,337$400,000 to $499,999
  • 738$500,000 to $749,999
  • 496$750,000 to $999,999
  • 481$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 84$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Milwaukee, WI

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Milwaukee, WI in 2019
  • 568Less than $100
  • 912$100 to $149
  • 854$150 to $199
  • 2,163$200 to $249
  • 2,000$250 to $299
  • 2,311$300 to $349
  • 1,010$350 to $399
  • 2,247$400 to $449
  • 3,259$450 to $499
  • 7,689$500 to $549
  • 8,105$550 to $599
  • 14,799$600 to $649
  • 13,250$650 to $699
  • 11,280$700 to $749
  • 13,002$750 to $799
  • 18,688$800 to $899
  • 10,446$900 to $999
  • 11,392$1,000 to $1,249
  • 6,242$1,250 to $1,499
  • 3,692$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,801$2,000 to $2,499
  • 514$2,500 to $2,999
  • 91$3,000 to $3,499
  • 72$3,500 or more
  • 2,807No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 81.5%
Number of people working at home: 9,612 (3.6% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 5,455
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 19,917
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 38,225
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 53,677
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 51,104
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 18,825
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 42,785
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 4,405
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 6,033
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 9,841
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 5,517
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,302
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Milwaukee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 207,612 (75.9%)
  • Carpooled: 24,486 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 15,880 (5.8%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 37 (0.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 114 (0.0%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 135 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 2,506 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 1,221 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 11,921 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 9,612 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 2.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.3%Males
  • 5.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 9.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.7%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 12.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 6.7%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 18,5792010 or later
  • 15,5792000 to 2009
  • 13,9321990 to 1999
  • 10,4861980 to 1989
  • 5,1091970 to 1979
  • 6,454Before 1970
Ancestries in Milwaukee, WI

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 27,798 (7.0%)
  • Polish: 11,898 (3.0%)
  • European: 5,764 (1.5%)
  • Irish: 5,634 (1.4%)
  • American: 5,312 (1.3%)
  • African: 4,999 (1.3%)
  • Italian: 4,182 (1.1%)
  • Norwegian: 1,921 (0.5%)
  • English: 1,828 (0.5%)
  • Jamaican: 960 (0.2%)
  • Russian: 866 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 833 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 831 (0.2%)
  • Iraqi: 793 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 696 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 671 (0.2%)
  • Serbian: 666 (0.2%)
  • French: 657 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 572 (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 568 (0.1%)
  • British: 555 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 544 (0.1%)
  • German Russian: 525 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 499 (0.1%)
  • Somali: 467 (0.1%)
  • Palestinian: 463 (0.1%)
  • Finnish: 432 (0.1%)
  • Scottish: 420 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 339 (0.09%)
  • Scandinavian: 310 (0.08%)
  • Hungarian: 277 (0.07%)
  • Austrian: 275 (0.07%)
  • Ukrainian: 272 (0.07%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 248 (0.06%)
  • Northern European: 234 (0.06%)
  • Danish: 233 (0.06%)
  • Slovak: 228 (0.06%)
  • Belgian: 201 (0.05%)
  • Lithuanian: 196 (0.05%)
  • Iranian: 178 (0.05%)
  • Jordanian: 178 (0.05%)
  • Swiss: 168 (0.04%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 168 (0.04%)
  • Slovene: 165 (0.04%)
  • Slavic: 136 (0.03%)
  • Albanian: 124 (0.03%)
  • Egyptian: 100 (0.03%)
  • Canadian: 97 (0.02%)
  • Haitian: 95 (0.02%)
  • Liberian: 89 (0.02%)
  • Romanian: 74 (0.02%)
  • Cajun: 71 (0.02%)
  • Ethiopian: 71 (0.02%)
  • West Indian: 70 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 67 (0.02%)
  • Welsh: 63 (0.02%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 59 (0.01%)
  • Yugoslavian: 59 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 54 (0.01%)
  • Brazilian: 43 (0.01%)
  • Ugandan: 39 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 39 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 38 (0.01%)
  • Luxembourger: 36 (0.01%)
  • Ghanaian: 30 (0.01%)
  • Portuguese: 25 (0.01%)
  • Turkish: 21 (0.01%)
  • Lebanese: 21 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Milwaukee:

46.4% (27,940)
Wisconsin:

30.1% (87,124)

Burma
Milwaukee:

6.8% (4,104)
Wisconsin:

1.2% (3,384)

Thailand
Milwaukee:

5.1% (3,063)
Wisconsin:

3.8% (10,929)

Laos
Milwaukee:

4.0% (2,389)
Wisconsin:

5.2% (15,072)

India
Milwaukee:

2.9% (1,744)
Wisconsin:

8.5% (24,617)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Milwaukee:

2.0% (1,188)
Wisconsin:

5.3% (15,432)

Iraq
Milwaukee:

1.8% (1,099)
Wisconsin:

0.5% (1,580)

Dominican Republic
Milwaukee:

1.8% (1,075)
Wisconsin:

0.5% (1,546)

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

  • This state: 386,893
  • Other state: 129,042
  • Northeast: 7,963
  • Midwest: 66,044
  • South: 43,216
  • West: 11,819

82.4% of Milwaukee residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47.2% lived in Wisconsin.


Milwaukee:

82.4%
State average:

86.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,473
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,800
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,914
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,010
  • 9th grade: 2,127
  • 10th grade: 4,657
  • 11th grade: 5,535
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,713
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 57,557
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,341
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 27,075
  • Associate degree: 10,605
  • Bachelor's degree: 27,717
  • Master's degree: 8,916
  • Professional school degree: 3,089
  • Doctorate degree: 1,362
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,787
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,661
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,562
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,890
  • 9th grade: 2,265
  • 10th grade: 4,232
  • 11th grade: 6,277
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,305
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 56,404
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,147
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 33,471
  • Associate degree: 16,566
  • Bachelor's degree: 35,273
  • Master's degree: 15,679
  • Professional school degree: 2,168
  • Doctorate degree: 1,577
Educational Attainment for Females
Milwaukee marital status for males
Milwaukee marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 102,007
  • One, attached: 8,043
  • Two: 61,816
  • 3 or 4: 20,384
  • 5 to 9: 13,878
  • 10 to 19: 12,262
  • 20 to 49: 16,525
  • 50 or more: 24,043
  • Mobile homes: 895
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 171

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,900

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 1.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 4.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Milwaukee
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Milwaukee, WI
  • 89.2%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Milwaukee, WI
  • 81.5%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,904
Here:

22.3%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,853
Here:

18.8%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11,943
Here:

31.5%
Wisconsin:

17.6%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability