South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Population in 2022: 20,309 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 
Males: 10,125  (49.9%)
Females: 10,184  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

40.4 years

Zip codes: 53172.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $67,519 (it was $44,197 in 2000)
South Milwaukee:

$67,519
WI:

$70,996

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $35,280 (it was $20,925 in 2000)

South Milwaukee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $217,442 (it was $111,100 in 2000)
South Milwaukee:

$217,442
WI:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $252,619; detached houses: $260,959; townhouses or other attached units: $194,657; in 2-unit structures: $194,292; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $288,156; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $113,903; mobile homes: $107,926

Median gross rent in 2022: $979.

March 2022 cost of living index in South Milwaukee: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 13.5%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.3% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.9% for American Indian residents, 21.6% for other race residents, 12.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in South Milwaukee, WI (2022)
    • 15,96578.4%White alone
    • 2,45912.1%Hispanic
    • 1,0115.0%Two or more races
    • 4562.2%Black alone
    • 1830.9%Asian alone
    • 1640.8%American Indian alone
    • 120.06%Other race alone

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According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin as of April 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Milwaukee is 541 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in South Milwaukee by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.8)
1
(4.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(23.7)
2
(9.5)
5
(23.5)
4
(18.8)
4
(18.8)
6
(28.2)
2
(9.4)
7
(33.0)
7
(33.3)
5
(23.8)
7
(33.8)
5
(24.2)
5
(24.0)
3
(14.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
19
(90.0)
8
(37.8)
7
(32.9)
12
(56.3)
15
(70.5)
15
(70.6)
12
(56.5)
16
(75.4)
11
(52.3)
9
(42.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(19.4)
6
(28.9)
5
(24.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(14.2)
1
(4.7)
4
(18.8)
21
(98.5)
22
(103.5)
31
(145.8)
16
(75.3)
20
(94.3)
16
(76.0)
23
(109.7)
21
(101.3)
13
(63.0)
27
(129.8)
18
(88.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
96
(454.5)
90
(425.4)
76
(357.7)
76
(356.5)
46
(216.3)
45
(211.7)
64
(301.3)
79
(372.4)
44
(209.1)
28
(133.5)
22
(106.1)
13
(63.0)
12
(57.7)
16
(79.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
383
(1,813)
376
(1,777)
410
(1,930)
344
(1,614)
334
(1,571)
404
(1,900)
370
(1,742)
398
(1,876)
376
(1,787)
318
(1,516)
309
(1,491)
264
(1,280)
210
(1,010)
199
(982.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(99.4)
32
(151.3)
25
(117.7)
11
(51.6)
19
(89.4)
14
(65.9)
24
(113.0)
27
(127.3)
21
(99.8)
17
(81.1)
18
(86.8)
15
(72.7)
11
(52.9)
20
(98.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.7)
9
(42.5)
1
(4.7)
8
(37.5)
1
(4.7)
4
(18.8)
2
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.5)
1
(4.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index161.1151.7144.1145.2142.0169.0148.8179.2151.6130.4130.9108.9102.5109.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in South Milwaukee, WI

Crime rate in South Milwaukee detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 40 (34 officers - 30 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Wisconsin average:

2.07
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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Polish (12.2%), Albanian (7.1%), Italian (4.1%), American (3.9%), English (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1897

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 4,249 people per square mile   (average).

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin map

1,110 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

5.5%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,929 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $3,971 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: West Allis, WI (10.3 miles , pop. 61,254).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (10.8 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (74.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Oak Creek, WI (1.6 miles ),
Cudahy, WI (1.6 miles ),
St. Francis, WI (2.0 miles ),
Greendale, WI (2.6 miles ),
Franklin, WI (2.7 miles ),
Greenfield, WI (2.8 miles ),
Caledonia, WI (2.9 miles ),
West Milwaukee, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.91 N, Longitude: 87.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,036 (-24.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,211 (21.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

Distribution of median household income in South Milwaukee, WI in 2022
Distribution of house value in South Milwaukee, WI in 2022

South Milwaukee satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 3 buildings, average cost: $214,300
  • 2020: 1 building, cost: $287,500
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $235,600
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $214,800
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $108,100
Number of permits per 10,000 South Milwaukee, WI residents
Average permit cost in South Milwaukee, WI
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.3%
Wisconsin:

2.7%
Historical population in South Milwaukee, WI
Historical housing units in South Milwaukee, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +282 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in South Milwaukee, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Machinery (4.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Machinery (6.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in South Milwaukee, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 60.8. This is about average.

City:

60.8
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.354. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.354
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 5.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.20
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.915. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.915
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2020 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2020 was 7.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.78
U.S.:

8.11
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.0169. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0169
U.S.:

0.0093

Tornado activity:

South Milwaukee-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the South Milwaukee city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/22/1964, a category F4 tornado 32.6 miles away from the city center injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Milwaukee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 308.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 282.9 miles away from South Milwaukee center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.5 miles away from South Milwaukee center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 308.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from South Milwaukee center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Milwaukee County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Milwaukee topographic map

Main business address for: BUCYRUS INTERNATIONAL INC (MINING MACHINERY & EQUIP (NO OIL & GAS FIELD MACH & EQUIP)).

Hospitals and medical centers in South Milwaukee:

  • N O S HEALTHCARE INC (1333 EAST COLLEGE AVENUE STE L)
  • FRANCISCAN VILLA (3601 S CHICAGO AVE)
  • WILLOWCREST CARE CENTER (3821 S CHICAGO AVE)

Amtrak stations near South Milwaukee:

  • 9 miles: MILWAUKEE (433 W. ST. PAUL AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: STURTEVANT (2904 WISCONSIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Milwaukee:

  • Marquette University (about 10 miles; Milwaukee, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,844)
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (about 10 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (about 10 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 13,156)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (about 12 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 24,196)
  • Cardinal Stritch University (about 16 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 3,595)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 19 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,843)
  • Carroll University (about 20 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,313)

Public high school in South Milwaukee:

Public elementary/middle schools in South Milwaukee:

Private elementary/middle schools in South Milwaukee:

  • ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 149, Location: 3600 S CHICAGO AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • DIVINE MERCY SCHOOL (Students: 148, Location: 695 COLLEGE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in South Milwaukee

Library in South Milwaukee:

  • SOUTH MILWAUKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $845,912; Location: 1907 10TH AVE.; 127,564 books; 11,942 e-books; 10,821 audio materials; 10,439 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 106 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Additional Hospital: St. Lukes Medical Center, South Shore (formerly Trinity Memorial Hospital), Cudahy, WI (0.5 miles from So. Milw.)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in South Milwaukee: South Milwaukee Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), South Milwaukee Fire Department (B), South Milwaukee Public Library (C), South Milwaukee City Hall (D), Saint Marys Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Grant Park Plaza Shopping Center (1), Sunrise Shopping Center (2), Marquette Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in South Milwaukee: BUCYRUS INTERNATIONAL INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in South Milwaukee include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Saint Haroutunes Armenian Church (B), Saints Peter and Paul Polish National Catholic Church (C), Saint Adalberts Roman Catholic Church (D), First Methodist Church (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), First Congregational Church (G), Saint Johns Roman Catholic Church (H), Saint Lukes Evangelical and Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in South Milwaukee include: Grant Park (1), Rawson Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Gary Wetzel - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Greg Brower - Politicians, Jeffrey Plale - Politician, Reginald Lisowski - Professional wrestler, Jackie Kashian - Stand-up comedian, Phil Sobocinski - Football player.

Milwaukee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in South Milwaukee in 2010:

  • 202 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in South Milwaukee in 2000:

  • 303 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in South Milwaukee (2011 data):

  • Tri City National Bank: South Milwaukee Inside Pick And Save at 2901 S Chicago Ave, branch established on 2005/10/24; South Milwaukee Branch at 2115 10th Avenue, branch established on 2001/05/30. Info updated 2009/10/26: Bank assets: $1,214.5 mil, Deposits: $1,073.7 mil, headquarters in Oak Creek, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: Tri City Bankshares Corporation
  • Associated Bank, National Association: South Milwaukee Branch at 2815 South Chicago Avenue, branch established on 1934/06/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • PyraMax Bank, FSB: South Milwaukee Branch at 1015 Marquette Avenue, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $456.1 mil, Deposits: $366.9 mil, headquarters in Greenfield, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: South Milwaukee Branch at 1001 Marquette Avenue, branch established on 1963/09/16. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal

For population 15 years and over in South Milwaukee:

Marital status in South Milwaukee, WI
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in South Milwaukee:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - South Milwaukee
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Milwaukee, WI (based on Milwaukee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic199,15383
Evangelical Protestant116,298346
Mainline Protestant51,652148
Black Protestant38,58396
Other24,76062
Orthodox9,0809
None508,209-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 203
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Milwaukee County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 262
Here:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 605
Milwaukee County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Milwaukee County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Milwaukee County:

29.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.7%
Wisconsin:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
South Milwaukee:

49.3%
State:

46.6%

Average BMI:
South Milwaukee:

28.6
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
Wisconsin:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
South Milwaukee:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
Wisconsin:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

57.9%
State:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
South Milwaukee:

78.4%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Milwaukee, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 34$251,476$88,7560$0
Streets and Highways 25$130,457$62,6190$0
Firefighters 24$157,473$78,7370$0
Sewerage 11$68,610$74,8470$0
Health 9$55,375$73,8332$5,549
Other and Unallocable 9$53,568$71,4243$837
Water Supply 7$47,410$81,2740$0
Financial Administration 5$30,931$74,2342$3,558
Other Government Administration 3$25,522$102,08812$10,575
Local Libraries 3$17,911$71,64411$19,156
Judicial and Legal 1$5,230$62,7602$3,734
Parks and Recreation 1$7,183$86,1960$0
Police - Other 1$4,110$49,3207$8,197
Fire - Other 1$4,615$55,3800$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$580
Totals for Government 134$859,871$77,00340$52,187

South Milwaukee government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,366,000 ($116.50)
    Police Protection: $205,000 ($10.09)
    Libraries: $64,000 ($3.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($2.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($1.97)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.25)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,719,000 ($281.60)
    Water Utilities: $3,696,000 ($181.99)
    Regular Highways: $2,722,000 ($134.03)
    Health - Other: $2,302,000 ($113.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,299,000 ($113.20)
    Sewerage: $2,117,000 ($104.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,755,000 ($86.41)
    Central Staff Services: $949,000 ($46.73)
    Libraries: $676,000 ($33.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $543,000 ($26.74)
    General - Other: $490,000 ($24.13)
    Financial Administration: $463,000 ($22.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $228,000 ($11.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $189,000 ($9.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000 ($8.12)
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000 ($5.86)
    General Public Buildings: $106,000 ($5.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,287,000 ($63.37)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,575,000 ($77.55)
    Regular Highways: $231,000 ($11.37)

South Milwaukee government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,783,000 ($186.27)
    Other: $1,382,000 ($68.05)
    Regular Highways: $978,000 ($48.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $694,000 ($34.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $338,000 ($16.64)
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $785,000 ($38.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $150,000 ($7.39)
    Highways: $27,000 ($1.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,495,000 ($73.61)
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000 ($4.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $734,000 ($36.14)
    Fines and Forfeits: $276,000 ($13.59)
    Sale of Property: $215,000 ($10.59)
    Interest Earnings: $198,000 ($9.75)
    Rents: $69,000 ($3.40)
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000 ($0.89)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($0.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,199,000 ($157.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,465,000 ($170.61)
    Highways: $1,105,000 ($54.41)
    Education: $541,000 ($26.64)
    Other: $201,000 ($9.90)
    Health and Hospitals: $30,000 ($1.48)
    Transit Utilities: $11,000 ($0.54)
    Public Welfare: $4,000 ($0.20)
  • Tax - Property: $12,779,000 ($629.23)
    Other License: $282,000 ($13.89)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $280,000 ($13.79)

South Milwaukee government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,500,000 ($1551.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,183,000 ($1043.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,991,000 ($787.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,675,000 ($279.43)

South Milwaukee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,786,000 ($284.90)

4.52% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($59,601 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Wisconsin average:

6.07%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($97 average AGI)
Milwaukee County:

0.01%
Wisconsin average:

0.00%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Waukesha County, WI  0.88% ($56,488 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.26% ($77,754)
from Racine County, WI  0.25% ($55,594)


6.14% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($69,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Wisconsin average:

6.10%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($47 average AGI)
Milwaukee County:

0.01%
Wisconsin average:

0.00%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Waukesha County, WI  1.40% ($84,533 average AGI)
to Racine County, WI  0.34% ($58,553)
to Ozaukee County, WI  0.30% ($95,789)
Businesses in South Milwaukee, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1KFC1
AMF Bowling1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3

Strongest AM radio stations in South Milwaukee:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCS (1290 AM; 5 kW; GREENFIELD, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEMP (1250 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WJYI (1340 AM; 1 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Milwaukee:

  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMWK (88.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLUM-FM (102.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WVCY-FM (107.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRIT-FM (95.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYX-FM (99.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKKV-FM (100.7 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLZR (102.9 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJMR-FM (98.3 FM; MENOMONEE FALLS, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WEXT (104.7 FM; STURTEVANT, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEZY (92.1 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: RACINE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYMS (88.9 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS)

TV broadcast stations around South Milwaukee:

  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • WMKE-CA (Channel 7; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: KM LPTV OF MILWAUKEE, L.L.C.)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTAS-LP (Channel 43; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WAUKESHA TOWER ASSOCIATES)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in South Milwaukee: Gary George Wetzel.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of South Milwaukee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.8mTotal length
  • 58,893Total average daily traffic
  • 347Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in South Milwaukee, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for South Milwaukee, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in South Milwaukee)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 929 Marshall Court Fire Station (Lat: 42.906139 Lon: -87.859806), Call Sign: KAS631, Licensee ID: L00062205,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.220 MHz, 154.295 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 04/02/2025, Registrant: City Of South Milwaukee, 929 Marshall Ct, South Milwaukee, WI 53172, Phone: (414) 768-8191

  • Lat: 42.911694 Lon: -87.861194, Call Sign: KB41865,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.225 MHz, 72.3800 MHz, 465.825 MHz, 72.0200 MHz, 72.0600 MHz, 72.0400 MHz, 72.1400 MHz, 72.1600 MHz, 72.2000 MHz, 72.2200 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 12/21/2023, Expiration Date: 11/29/2033, Certifier: Suzette M Long, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 825, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5519, Fax: (202) 828-5568, Email:

  • Lat: 42.903111 Lon: -87.860222, Call Sign: WRAA200,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.662 MHz, 452.062 MHz, 452.662 MHz, 468.225 MHz, 469.250 MHz, Grant Date: 09/20/2017, Expiration Date: 09/20/2027, Certifier: Jacob Murn, Registrant: Crosspoint Communications Inc, 501 Duncan Perry Rd, Arlington, TX 76011, Phone: (817) 840-1771, Email:

  • 901 15th Avenue (Lat: 42.921306 Lon: -87.870028), Call Sign: WRBZ511,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.537 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2018, Expiration Date: 08/02/2028, Certifier: Rachel Sorce, Registrant: Baycom Inc, 2040 Radisson Street, Green Bay, WI 54302, Phone: (920) 544-4248, Fax: (920) 468-8615, Email:

  • Lat: 42.906194 Lon: -87.862750, Call Sign: WRDX320,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.087 MHz, 452.187 MHz, 456.712 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 457.187 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2019, Expiration Date: 08/10/2029, Certifier: Jaysin George, Registrant: Bandt Communications, Inc., 1346 Excalibur Drive, Janesville, WI 53546-1339, Phone: (608) 757-1770, Fax: (608) 757-1783, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Milwaukee WI 2, 315 Marion Avenue (Lat: 42.901556 Lon: -87.851389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 29.9 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQIH863,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2008, Expiration Date: 02/15/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:


FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Foot Of Marshall Ave (Lat: 42.905028 Lon: -87.845083), Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KZV733, Licensee ID: L00599328,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/26/2002, Expiration Date: 02/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2013, Registrant: South Milwaukee Yacht Club, South Milwaukee, WI 53172


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Milwaukee)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in South Milwaukee)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED67$142,03084$123,679584$129,86047$25,6175$600,80030$129,1331$105,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$177,5003$124,33335$147,82914$48,6430$04$120,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$119,85718$121,389132$153,72729$30,8281$150,00010$136,3000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$141,1438$107,125104$148,5585$58,8000$011$98,7270$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$179,0002$165,00027$140,5562$100,0000$03$82,6670$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1701.00 , 1702.00, 1703.00, 1704.00, 1705.00, 1706.00, 1707.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$152,28125$158,640
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$126,8006$138,833
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$108,0001$88,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1701.00 , 1702.00, 1703.00, 1704.00, 1705.00, 1706.00, 1707.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Milwaukee, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Milwaukee, WI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 57. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 98 took place in 2014, and the least - 33 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in South Milwaukee, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.7%), and Outside Fires (36.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in South Milwaukee, WI
    • 51452.7%Structure Fires
    • 35336.2%Outside Fires
    • 818.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 282.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Milwaukee, WI
Most common first names in South Milwaukee, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19677.6 years
Mary16381.1 years
Joseph13275.0 years
Robert10670.5 years
Helen10480.1 years
William10476.4 years
Edward10175.8 years
Frank9876.2 years
George9377.1 years
James8366.1 years
Most common last names in South Milwaukee, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3679.2 years
Anderson2573.5 years
Schmidt2179.9 years
Grochowski1880.1 years
Clark1575.7 years
Becker1570.7 years
Olson1572.6 years
Miller1578.1 years
Schultz1471.5 years
Murphy1377.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Milwaukee, WI
  • 84.3%Utility gas
  • 12.1%Electricity
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Milwaukee, WI
  • 61.4%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


South Milwaukee compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
There are 20 pilots and 42 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John P. Dinkelman (10)
  • Kurt Lessard (8)
  • Carl D. Gilmore (7)
  • Brian A. Senn (6)
  • Wayne R. Block (6)
  • Edward A. Haase (5)
  • Christopher M. Bonin (4)
  • Chris Bonin (4)
  • James B. Vitrano (3)
  • Richard M. Charney (3)

Total of 100 patent applications in 2008-2024.