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Milwaukee, WI (Wisconsin) Houses and Residents

Milwaukee,WI index of house prices

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

Houses: 256,239 (228,283 occupied: 93,184 owner occupied, 135,099 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

33%

Housing density: 2,667 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $113,063.

Median contract rent in 2016: $453 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $560)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $761


Median gross rent in Milwaukee, WI in 2016: $527

Housing units in Milwaukee with a mortgage: 61,728 (2,609 second mortgage, 6,135 home equity loan, 325 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31,456

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $67,664

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,360

Median monthly housing costs: $856


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $114,700 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Milwaukee:

$114,700
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,600 - $162,200

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $132,502
Here:

$132,502
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $111,620
Here:

$111,620
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $132,888
Here:

$132,888
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,217
Here:

$127,217
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,038
Here:

$239,038
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $100,179
Here:

$100,179
State:

$50,465
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1953

Household type by relationship:

Households: 595,070
  • In family households: 441,124 (47,774 male householders, 77,320 female householders)
    60,891 spouses, 190,813 children (182,753 natural, 3,267 adopted, 4,793 stepchildren), 14,415 grandchildren, 11,577 brothers or sisters, 9,407 parents, 12,415 other relatives, 16,512 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 137,136 (51,644 male householders (40,266 living alone)), 51,545 female householders (41,372 living alone)), 33,947 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16,810

Size of family households: 48,811 2-persons, 29,540 3-persons, 23,404 4-persons, 14,043 5-persons, 5,549 6-persons, 3,747 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 81,638 1-person, 17,183 2-persons, 2,987 3-persons, 927 4-persons, 350 5-persons, 104 6-persons.

51,993 married couples with children.
84,431 single-parent households (15,991 men, 68,440 women).

80.3% of residents of Milwaukee speak English at home.
13.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 58,300 (9.8%)
(36.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.7
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:

  • 370no bedroom
  • 3,1171 bedroom
  • 25,4022 bedrooms
  • 44,3783 bedrooms
  • 17,0304 bedrooms
  • 2,8875+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Milwaukee population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

  • 6,742no bedroom
  • 31,8051 bedroom
  • 56,5172 bedrooms
  • 31,3893 bedrooms
  • 6,5924 bedrooms
  • 2,0545+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Milwaukee population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 5,579no vehicle
  • 31,9561 vehicle
  • 39,7392 vehicles
  • 10,6913 vehicles
  • 4,0354 vehicles
  • 1,1845+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Milwaukee population

Cars and other vehicles available in Milwaukee in renter-occupied apartments

  • 37,205no vehicle
  • 65,7091 vehicle
  • 25,5472 vehicles
  • 4,8713 vehicles
  • 1,4744 vehicles
  • 2935+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Milwaukee population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

  • 3171 room
  • 6262 rooms
  • 1,5643 rooms
  • 9,9314 rooms
  • 29,0015 rooms
  • 22,3086 rooms
  • 13,4557 rooms
  • 7,8038 rooms
  • 8,1799+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Milwaukee population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

  • 6,0471 room
  • 4,7412 rooms
  • 22,4363 rooms
  • 37,8864 rooms
  • 37,2285 rooms
  • 16,3396 rooms
  • 5,0207 rooms
  • 2,6118 rooms
  • 2,7919+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Milwaukee population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 household income distribution

  • Milwaukee, WI household income distribution
  • 29,061Less than $10,000
  • 19,749$10,000 to $14,999
  • 14,734$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15,731$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11,899$25,000 to $29,999
  • 14,277$30,000 to $34,999
  • 12,144$35,000 to $39,999
  • 9,850$40,000 to $44,999
  • 8,912$45,000 to $49,999
  • 18,488$50,000 to $59,999
  • 22,114$60,000 to $74,999
  • 22,920$75,000 to $99,999
  • 12,195$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7,400$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5,411$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,398$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Milwaukee, WI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Milwaukee, WI
  • 542Less than $10,000
  • 514$10,000 to $14,999
  • 481$15,000 to $19,999
  • 761$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,213$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,801$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,443$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3,757$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,560$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,443$60,000 to $69,999
  • 6,033$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6,171$80,000 to $89,999
  • 5,363$90,000 to $99,999
  • 14,433$100,000 to $124,999
  • 12,467$125,000 to $149,999
  • 10,017$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4,938$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,687$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,679$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,957$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,164$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,072$500,000 to $749,999
  • 485$750,000 to $999,999
  • 48$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 79$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 76$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Milwaukee, WI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Milwaukee, WI
  • 552Less than $100
  • 496$100 to $149
  • 2,076$150 to $199
  • 3,796$200 to $249
  • 2,147$250 to $299
  • 2,474$300 to $349
  • 2,670$350 to $399
  • 4,791$400 to $449
  • 4,440$450 to $499
  • 8,457$500 to $549
  • 10,047$550 to $599
  • 14,757$600 to $649
  • 13,664$650 to $699
  • 11,531$700 to $749
  • 11,837$750 to $799
  • 15,518$800 to $899
  • 7,929$900 to $999
  • 8,073$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,040$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,685$1,500 to $1,999
  • 978$2,000 to $2,499
  • 160$2,500 to $2,999
  • 34$3,000 to $3,499
  • 75$3,500 or more
  • 2,872No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 11,9872010 or later
  • 18,4742000 to 2009
  • 13,6871990 to 1999
  • 10,4861980 to 1989
  • 5,1091970 to 1979
  • 6,454Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Milwaukee population
Milwaukee commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,262
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 21,590
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 42,515
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 58,324
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 51,118
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 16,598
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 37,064
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 5,327
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 5,089
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 9,876
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,508
  • 90 or more minutes: 3,814
Milwaukee, WI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.3%
Number of people working at home: 9,304 (3.4% of all workers)

Milwaukee mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 216,510 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 25,545 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18,752 (6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 80 (0%)
  • Railroad: 326 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2,809 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2,454 (1%)
  • Walked: 13,111 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 9,304 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 30,480
 Polish: 12,588
 Irish: 6,082
 American: 4,511
 Italian: 3,891
 European: 3,817
 African: 2,425
 English: 2,121
 Norwegian: 1,912
 Arab: 1,185
 Serbian: 1,001
 Palestinian: 840
 Russian: 790
 Dutch: 787
 French (except Basque): 697
 Somali: 694
 Jamaican: 627
 Swedish: 618
 Nigerian: 603
 Czech: 587
 Eastern European: 540
 German Russian: 536
 Hungarian: 530
 Greek: 506
 Jordanian: 476
 Croatian: 465
 French Canadian: 443
 Scottish: 439
 Scandinavian: 408
 Finnish: 354
 Egyptian: 335
 Scotch-Irish: 313
 British: 304
 Moroccan: 291
 Ukrainian: 286
 Belgian: 283
 Slovak: 276
 Danish: 272
 Northern European: 261
 Austrian: 244
 Yugoslavian: 219
 Slovene: 209
 Swiss: 205
 Welsh: 203
 Liberian: 162
 Lithuanian: 161
 Sierra Leonean: 149
 Haitian: 140
 Iraqi: 129
 Turkish: 125
 Romanian: 115
 Brazilian: 113
 Ethiopian: 110
 Canadian: 100
 Latvian: 100
 Slavic: 95
 Czechoslovakian: 80
 Armenian: 77
 Iranian: 73
 Bulgarian: 61
 Kenyan: 57
 Cajun: 50
 Lebanese: 49
 Luxemburger: 35
 Barbadian: 33
 West Indian: 32
 Portuguese: 32
 Albanian: 31
 Estonian: 24
 Ghanaian: 23
 Belizean: 21
 Maltese: 19
 Celtic: 18
 Bahamian: 14
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 14
 South African: 12
 Guyanese: 7
 Macedonian: 7
 Syrian: 6
 Senegalese: 6
 Israeli: 5
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 5
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 4

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

  • 47%Mexico
  • 7%Laos
  • 5%Thailand
  • 2%India
  • 2%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 2%Jordan
  • 1%Germany

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

  • This state: 391,244
  • Other state: 131,986
  • Northeast: 8,924
  • Midwest: 64,819
  • South: 46,564
  • West: 11,679

80% of Milwaukee residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee:

80.0%
State average:

85.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,292
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,425
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,438
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,921
  • 9th grade: 3,263
  • 10th grade: 4,830
  • 11th grade: 8,068
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,902
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 54,978
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,476
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 27,491
  • Associate degree: 11,191
  • Bachelor's degree: 23,504
  • Master's degree: 9,674
  • Professional school degree: 2,624
  • Doctorate degree: 1,452

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,795
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,747
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,894
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,203
  • 9th grade: 3,146
  • 10th grade: 4,722
  • 11th grade: 7,391
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,458
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 54,959
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,184
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 32,617
  • Associate degree: 16,190
  • Bachelor's degree: 31,999
  • Master's degree: 13,006
  • Professional school degree: 1,972
  • Doctorate degree: 1,188

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.9%Males
  • 13.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 13.3%Males
  • 7.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.2%Males
  • 11.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 14.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 6.4%Females
Milwaukee marital status for males
Milwaukee marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 100,310
  • One, attached: 16,555
  • Two: 54,913
  • 3 or 4: 18,748
  • 5 to 9: 16,566
  • 10 to 19: 9,479
  • 20 to 49: 17,077
  • 50 or more: 21,097
  • Mobile homes: 1,385
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 109

Median worth of mobile homes: $79,600

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 5.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Milwaukee:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Milwaukee
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.5%)
  • Electricity (8.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (74.4%)
  • Electricity (21.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17,094
Here:

24.4%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,383
Here:

19.9%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17,223
Here:

38.2%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)