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Milwaukee: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1990: 1,607,183

2000: 1,689,572

Percent change, 1990–2000: 5.1%

U.S. rank in 1990: Not reported

U.S. rank in 2000: 64th (CMSA)

City Residents

1980: 636,212

1990: 628,088

2000: 596,974

2003 estimate: 559,843

Percent change, 1990–2000: -5.0%

U.S. rank in 1980: 16th

U.S. rank in 1990: 17th (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 25th (State rank: 1st)

Density: 6,214.3 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 310,734

Black or African American: 230,503

American Indian and Alaska Native: 9,116

Asian: 20,166

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 809

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 71,646

Other: 43,201

Percent of residents born in state: 65.2% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 47,545

Population 5 to 9 years old: 50,555

Population 10 to 14 years old: 46,688

Population 15 to 19 years old: 47,231

Population 20 to 24 years old: 51,814

Population 25 to 34 years old: 94,451

Population 35 to 44 years old: 85,792

Population 45 to 54 years old: 68,351

Population 55 to 59 years old: 21,586

Population 60 to 64 years old: 17,838

Population 65 to 74 years old: 33,015

Population 75 to 84 years old: 23,727

Population 85 years and over: 8,381

Median age: 30.6 years

Births (2002, Milwaukee County)

Total number: 14,332

Deaths (2002, Milwaukee County)

Total number: 9,022 (of which, 155 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $16,181

Median household income: $37,879

Total households: 232,312

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 32,701

$10,000 to $14,999: 18,446

$15,000 to $24,999: 37,867

$25,000 to $34,999: 35,509

$35,000 to $49,999: 40,961

$50,000 to $74,999: 39,490

$75,000 to $99,999: 16,387

$100,000 to $149,999: 7,778

$150,000 to $199,999: 1,599

$200,000 or more: 1,574

Percent of families below poverty level: 17.4% (53.2% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2001 FBI Crime Index Total: 76,100


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