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Milwaukee, WI (Wisconsin) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,300 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Milwaukee:

$122,300
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,400 - $168,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $146,595
Here:

$146,595
State:

$226,213

Townhouses or other attached units: $109,705
Here:

$109,705
State:

$193,354

In 2-unit structures: $124,312
Here:

$124,312
State:

$145,793

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,565
Here:

$167,565
State:

$159,745

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,566
Here:

$220,566
State:

$181,107

Mobile homes: $37,222
Here:

$37,222
State:

$52,168

Milwaukee,WI index of house prices

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

Houses: 260,581 (228,054 occupied: 92,218 owner occupied, 135,836 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

33%

Housing density: 2,713 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $188,120.

Median contract rent in 2017: $453 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $560)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $770


Median gross rent in Milwaukee, WI in 2017: $527

Housing units in Milwaukee with a mortgage: 60,601 (2,111 second mortgage, 5,490 home equity loan, 80 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31,617

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,121

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $49,538

Median monthly housing costs: $860


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

Median year apartment built: 1950

Household type by relationship:

Households: 595,365
  • In family households: 433,054 (47,435 male householders, 73,994 female householders)
    60,724 spouses, 185,108 children (176,631 natural, 3,848 adopted, 4,629 stepchildren), 17,700 grandchildren, 10,758 brothers or sisters, 8,396 parents, 12,537 other relatives, 16,402 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 145,418 (51,955 male householders (39,256 living alone)), 54,670 female householders (44,577 living alone)), 38,793 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16,893

Size of family households: 50,424 2-persons, 28,727 3-persons, 22,424 4-persons, 11,637 5-persons, 5,281 6-persons, 2,936 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 83,833 1-person, 18,575 2-persons, 2,771 3-persons, 1,103 4-persons, 111 5-persons, 172 6-persons, 60 7-or-more-persons.

54,348 married couples with children.
77,924 single-parent households (12,084 men, 65,840 women).

80.3% of residents of Milwaukee speak English at home.
14.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 59,443 (10.0%)
(37.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
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
  • 270no bedroom
  • 2,7121 bedroom
  • 23,2842 bedrooms
  • 46,2233 bedrooms
  • 15,9774 bedrooms
  • 3,7525+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 6,963no bedroom
  • 32,5701 bedroom
  • 58,8622 bedrooms
  • 29,2573 bedrooms
  • 6,7384 bedrooms
  • 1,4465+ 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
  • 5,006no vehicle
  • 32,6971 vehicle
  • 40,1482 vehicles
  • 10,1893 vehicles
  • 3,2674 vehicles
  • 9115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee in renter-occupied apartments
  • 36,626no vehicle
  • 64,0751 vehicle
  • 28,7432 vehicles
  • 5,5003 vehicles
  • 7104 vehicles
  • 1825+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2171 room
  • 3172 rooms
  • 1,4733 rooms
  • 9,5724 rooms
  • 25,6215 rooms
  • 23,9576 rooms
  • 13,9527 rooms
  • 8,1808 rooms
  • 8,9299+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 6,3331 room
  • 4,2882 rooms
  • 21,9433 rooms
  • 39,8384 rooms
  • 35,2415 rooms
  • 18,1426 rooms
  • 5,7767 rooms
  • 2,0258 rooms
  • 2,2509+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 24,282Less than $10,000
  • 33,351$10,000 to $19,999
  • 31,194$20,000 to $29,999
  • 27,238$30,000 to $39,999
  • 21,936$40,000 to $49,999
  • 16,989$50,000 to $59,999
  • 22,829$60,000 to $74,999
  • 22,304$75,000 to $99,999
  • 12,767$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6,216$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,876$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,072$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

  • Distribution of house value in Milwaukee, WI in 2017
  • 525Less than $10,000
  • 508$10,000 to $14,999
  • 591$15,000 to $19,999
  • 500$20,000 to $24,999
  • 511$25,000 to $29,999
  • 705$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,150$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,571$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,168$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,524$60,000 to $69,999
  • 4,699$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6,764$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4,844$90,000 to $99,999
  • 14,618$100,000 to $124,999
  • 13,221$125,000 to $149,999
  • 11,004$150,000 to $174,999
  • 6,128$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,876$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,390$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,436$300,000 to $399,999
  • 615$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,122$500,000 to $749,999
  • 502$750,000 to $999,999
  • 83$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 47$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 116$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Milwaukee, WI in 2017
  • 346Less than $100
  • 339$100 to $149
  • 2,140$150 to $199
  • 2,771$200 to $249
  • 2,174$250 to $299
  • 1,531$300 to $349
  • 1,937$350 to $399
  • 3,933$400 to $449
  • 4,827$450 to $499
  • 9,532$500 to $549
  • 11,345$550 to $599
  • 14,313$600 to $649
  • 14,980$650 to $699
  • 11,503$700 to $749
  • 10,495$750 to $799
  • 14,477$800 to $899
  • 8,410$900 to $999
  • 8,568$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,590$1,250 to $1,499
  • 3,251$1,500 to $1,999
  • 640$2,000 to $2,499
  • 645$2,500 to $2,999
  • 372$3,000 to $3,499
  • 52$3,500 or more
  • 3,665No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 81.7%
Number of people working at home: 9,584 (3.6% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,670
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 23,070
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 44,746
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 51,283
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 49,935
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 14,360
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 38,498
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 6,479
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 5,535
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 8,833
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,802
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,489
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Milwaukee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 222,823 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 20,480 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17,785 (6%)
  • Railroad: 207 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3,142 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2,625 (1%)
  • Walked: 11,571 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 9,584 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.7%Males
  • 7.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.0%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.7%Males
  • 14.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 4.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 14,1002010 or later
  • 20,6632000 to 2009
  • 11,9441990 to 1999
  • 10,4861980 to 1989
  • 5,1091970 to 1979
  • 6,454Before 1970
Ancestries in Milwaukee, WI

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 29,501 (7.6%)
  • Polish: 12,472 (3.2%)
  • Irish: 5,741 (1.5%)
  • American: 4,199 (1.1%)
  • European: 4,123 (1.1%)
  • Italian: 3,978 (1.0%)
  • African: 2,456 (0.6%)
  • Norwegian: 2,068 (0.5%)
  • English: 2,047 (0.5%)
  • Serbian: 1,296 (0.3%)
  • Arab: 1,248 (0.3%)
  • Nigerian: 872 (0.2%)
  • Russian: 801 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 671 (0.2%)
  • French: 658 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 645 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 639 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 559 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 461 (0.1%)
  • Finnish: 452 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 439 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 439 (0.1%)
  • Scottish: 424 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 402 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 359 (0.09%)
  • British: 340 (0.09%)
  • Croatian: 323 (0.08%)
  • Palestinian: 313 (0.08%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 313 (0.08%)
  • Slovene: 304 (0.08%)
  • Danish: 291 (0.08%)
  • Jordanian: 287 (0.07%)
  • Iraqi: 268 (0.07%)
  • Swiss: 267 (0.07%)
  • German Russian: 263 (0.07%)
  • Ukrainian: 259 (0.07%)
  • Belgian: 258 (0.07%)
  • Ghanaian: 255 (0.07%)
  • Northern European: 251 (0.06%)
  • Turkish: 246 (0.06%)
  • Yugoslavian: 231 (0.06%)
  • Slovak: 227 (0.06%)
  • Lithuanian: 195 (0.05%)
  • Somali: 191 (0.05%)
  • Austrian: 189 (0.05%)
  • Iranian: 186 (0.05%)
  • Romanian: 167 (0.04%)
  • Welsh: 157 (0.04%)
  • Bulgarian: 154 (0.04%)
  • Ethiopian: 148 (0.04%)
  • Brazilian: 144 (0.04%)
  • Liberian: 132 (0.03%)
  • Haitian: 121 (0.03%)
  • Canadian: 113 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 101 (0.03%)
  • Latvian: 89 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 87 (0.02%)
  • Moroccan: 79 (0.02%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 62 (0.02%)
  • Lebanese: 60 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 59 (0.02%)
  • Egyptian: 53 (0.01%)
  • Luxemburger: 52 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 51 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 50 (0.01%)
  • Portuguese: 48 (0.01%)
  • Albanian: 44 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 39 (0.01%)
  • Barbadian: 32 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 22 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 21 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 21 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Milwaukee:

44.0% (26,154)
Wisconsin:

31.7% (89,218)

Laos
Milwaukee:

6.1% (3,649)
Wisconsin:

6.2% (17,374)

Thailand
Milwaukee:

5.1% (3,023)
Wisconsin:

3.5% (9,981)

Burma
Milwaukee:

4.1% (2,438)
Wisconsin:

0.6% (1,759)

India
Milwaukee:

3.0% (1,806)
Wisconsin:

7.8% (21,926)

Nigeria
Milwaukee:

1.9% (1,154)
Wisconsin:

0.5% (1,515)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Milwaukee:

1.8% (1,089)
Wisconsin:

5.4% (15,165)

Malaysia
Milwaukee:

1.7% (984)
Wisconsin:

0.3% (868)

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

  • This state: 401,042
  • Other state: 122,435
  • Northeast: 7,398
  • Midwest: 59,257
  • South: 45,044
  • West: 10,736

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, 43.1% lived in Wisconsin.


Milwaukee:

82.4%
State average:

85.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,877
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,088
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,101
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,385
  • 9th grade: 3,095
  • 10th grade: 4,702
  • 11th grade: 6,378
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,792
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 60,242
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,078
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 27,008
  • Associate degree: 11,038
  • Bachelor's degree: 24,577
  • Master's degree: 9,244
  • Professional school degree: 3,137
  • Doctorate degree: 1,449
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4,454
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,932
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,126
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,405
  • 9th grade: 3,286
  • 10th grade: 4,592
  • 11th grade: 7,014
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,036
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 59,270
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,522
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 31,614
  • Associate degree: 15,853
  • Bachelor's degree: 30,974
  • Master's degree: 14,866
  • Professional school degree: 1,889
  • Doctorate degree: 1,383
Educational Attainment for Females
Milwaukee marital status for males
Milwaukee marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 101,601
  • One, attached: 13,827
  • Two: 58,100
  • 3 or 4: 22,238
  • 5 to 9: 14,263
  • 10 to 19: 9,769
  • 20 to 49: 16,939
  • 50 or more: 22,342
  • Mobile homes: 1,502

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,525

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 2.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 5.3%

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
  • 88.7%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Milwaukee, WI
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,766
Here:

21.5%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,327
Here:

16.8%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14,759
Here:

35.5%
Wisconsin:

18.3%
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