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Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area


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2022 population: 1,559,792   ( 3,884 from 2010)
Land area: 1454.9 square miles
Population density: 1072.1 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:1,016,081 65.14% 5.3%
Black:250,86316.08% 1.9%
Indian:6,5070.42% 1.3%
Asian:69,7434.47% 51.5%
2+ races:33,5012.15% 32.0%
Hispanic:183,09711.74% 24.1%
Total non-White:543,71134.86% 12.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:40,693 12.9
Deaths:37,78912.0
Net Migration: -22,312-7.1
Net Immigration: 4,8911.6
Change in White population:-57,028 -3.7
Change in Non-White pop.:60,912 3.9




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
1,555,908
1,073,10968.97%
255,77916.44%
6,5940.42%
46,0432.96%
25,3841.63%
147,5039.48%
482,79931.03%

2000
1,500,741
1,116,15074.37%
232,24715.48%
6,8430.46%
31,1992.08%
18,2471.22%
94,5116.30%
384,59125.63%

1990
1,432,149
1,161,34481.09%
195,99113.69%
7,4800.52%
19,0581.33%
n/a
48,2763.37%
270,80518.91%

1980
1,397,143
1,196,26085.62%
149,61710.71%
6,2240.45%
8,9420.64%
n/a
34,9932.50%
200,88314.38%

1970
1,403,688
1,267,91590.33%
104,8687.47%
4,0120.29%
3,1210.22%
n/a
21,9071.56%
135,773 9.67%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
199,213 13.3
119,2537.9
-74,453-5.0
27,8321.9
-43,041 -2.9
98,208 6.5
1990's
NumberRate
219,424 15.3
127,1028.9
-80,450-5.6
12,5740.9
-45,194 -3.2
113,786 7.9
1980's
NumberRate
222,721 15.9
120,216 8.6
-59,302 -4.2
n/a
-34,916 -2.5
69,922 5.0
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-118,427 -8.4
n/a
-71,655 -5.1
65,110 4.6

Age, Family & Household Data for Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
38.6
356,496 22.9%
1,203,296 77.1%
255,501 16.4%
648,737
2.37
387,565 59.7%
279,196 72.0%
46,178 11.9%
261,172 40.3%

2010
NumberPercent
36.8
382,936 24.6%
1,172,972 75.4%
195,832 12.6%
622,087
2.45
391,117 62.9%
279,442 71.4%
51,152 13.1%
230,970 37.1%

2000
NumberPercent
35.3
395,665 26.4%
1,105,076 73.6%
188,380 12.6%
588,230
2.50
383,799 65.2%
288,423 75.1%
46,895 12.2%
204,431 34.8%

1990
NumberPercent
32.7
376,713 26.3%
1,055,436 73.7%
178,515 12.5%
538,179
2.60
372,335 69.2%
287,655 77.3%
42,817 11.5%
165,844 30.8%

1980
NumberPercent
30.1
395,105 28.3%
1,002,038 71.7%
155,083 11.1%
501,617
2.72
361,567 72.1%
295,772 81.8%
35,078 9.7%
140,050 27.9%

2022 Housing Data for Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units693,549 
Median Value$253,933 
Occupied648,73793.5%
Vacant44,8126.5%
Owned390,32060.2%
Rented258,41739.8%
Median Rent$1,078 
Single-Family Units414,87959.8%
    Detached378,00854.5%
    Attached36,8715.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units161,47823.3%
Mobile Homes4,0000.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00031,1654.8%
$10,000 to $14,99926,4124.1%
$15,000 to $19,99919,8943.1%
$20,000 to $24,99924,2493.7%
$25,000 to $29,99928,1184.3%
$30,000 to $34,99923,3463.6%
$35,000 to $39,99923,2723.6%
$40,000 to $44,99922,8433.5%
$45,000 to $49,99924,3183.7%
$50,000 to $59,99949,4697.6%
$60,000 to $74,99959,2089.1%
$75,000 to $99,99983,74912.9%
$100,000 to $124,99966,90710.3%
$125,000 to $149,99947,4527.3%
$150,000 to $199,99955,5128.6%
$200,000 or more62,8239.7%
Median Household Income74,861 
Per Capita Income42,428 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.91 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI34,5385.3%
Public Assistance12,2421.9%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps92,80614.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed670,66175.7%
Unemployed26,9123.0%
In Armed Forces6300.1%
Total Labor Force698,20378.8%
Not in Labor Force187,51321.2%
Real Unemployment Rate 24.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector312,093250,73855.5%
Non-Profit26,82163,69529.6%
Self-Employed35,05122,20561.2%
Local Government20,69630,22340.6%
State Government8,22111,20942.3%
Federal Government5,4476,67344.9%
Total Private + Self347,144272,94356.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.61,185111,80035.4%
Total408,329384,74351.5%
Pct. Govt.10.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts137,96217.4%
Sales and Office Occupations159,83720.1%
Professional, Technical199,65825.1%
Service Occupations124,66515.7%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,9100.2%
All others172,03321.7%
White Collar 62.6%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing133,68061.3%
Health care and social assistance125,30957.5%
Retail trade83,75938.4%
Educational services70,40932.3%
Professional, scientific, technical53,67724.6%
Accommodation and food services48,46022.2%
Finance and insurance44,29120.3%
Construction39,88718.3%
Other services33,74615.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.33,39215.3%
Transportation and warehousing33,36315.3%
Public administration23,64510.8%
Wholesale trade20,0859.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation14,2866.6%
Information12,8485.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing12,2285.6%
Utilities5,1362.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3,6931.7%
Management1,5930.7%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction6680.3%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican116,0937.40%
Puerto Rican41,2562.63%
Cuban2,4870.16%
Dominican1,8890.12%
Total Central American6,5120.42%
Costa Rican4050.03%
Guatemalan1,7210.11%
Honduran7950.05%
Nicaraguan1,2550.08%
Panamanian6030.04%
Salvadoran1,7130.11%
Other Central American200.00%
Total South American6,0500.39%
Argentinean9030.06%
Bolivian4550.03%
Chilean4030.03%
Colombian1,5770.10%
Ecuadorian6220.04%
Paraguayan690.00%
Peruvian9540.06%
Uruguayan1030.01%
Venezuelan9270.06%
Other South American370.00%
Other Hispanic4,4270.28%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian16,0601.02%
Hmong14,0630.90%
Chinese7,9770.51%
Burmese5,5540.35%
Filipino3,8180.24%
Vietnamese2,6030.17%
Korean2,4340.16%
Laotian2,1040.13%
Thai7930.05%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English1,279,84786.7%
Spanish113,9107.7%
Other Asian22,3861.5%
Other Indo-European17,7671.2%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic8,7900.6%
German, other Germanic7,6610.5%
Other5,7950.4%
Chinese5,7350.4%
Arabic5,2280.4%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German500,41631.9%
Polish160,13510.2%
Irish149,2449.5%
English76,7364.9%
Italian66,6374.2%
Norwegian47,1873.0%
American33,8552.2%
French33,7252.1%
European23,5961.5%
Swedish22,5181.4%
Dutch18,2651.2%
Scottish13,9910.9%
Czech12,9670.8%
Russian11,9490.8%
Danish9,0060.6%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen1,508,44096.1%
Not a citizen60,5003.9%
Native1,450,96492.5%
Foreign-born117,9767.5%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
28,220 2.6%52,260 4.9%278,792 26.0%305,819 28.5%263,345 24.6%143,866 13.4%
  Average years of education: 13.9
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 28,220 2.6%
9-12 Years 52,260 4.9%
H.S. Grad or GED 278,792 26.0%
Some College 305,819 28.5%
Bach. Degree 263,345 24.6%
Grad Degree 143,866 13.4%
Average years of education: 13.9

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 1,493,148 1,430,420 62,728 4.2%
1991 1,487,212 1,413,490 73,722 5.0%
1992 1,520,548 1,448,252 72,296 4.8%
1993 1,534,570 1,472,338 62,232 4.1%
1994 1,565,386 1,501,496 63,890 4.1%
1995 1,583,142 1,528,172 54,970 3.5%
1996 1,607,256 1,550,940 56,316 3.5%
1997 1,624,956 1,569,718 55,238 3.4%
1998 1,628,056 1,575,240 52,816 3.2%
1999 1,629,716 1,578,582 51,134 3.1%
2000 1,609,410 1,551,438 57,972 3.6%
2001 1,607,368 1,532,640 74,728 4.6%
2002 1,591,620 1,499,656 91,964 5.8%
2003 1,592,028 1,494,520 97,508 6.1%
2004 1,580,232 1,495,342 84,890 5.4%
2005 1,570,108 1,492,008 78,100 5.0%
2006 1,591,034 1,514,372 76,662 4.8%
2007 1,611,122 1,530,730 80,392 5.0%
2008 1,615,934 1,534,494 81,440 5.0%
2009 1,612,642 1,465,174 147,468 9.1%
2010 1,635,816 1,492,136 143,680 8.8%
2011 1,632,224 1,502,880 129,344 7.9%
2012 1,630,916 1,511,430 119,486 7.3%
2013 1,641,070 1,523,774 117,296 7.1%
2014 1,643,856 1,549,000 94,856 5.8%
2015 1,641,290 1,562,368 78,922 4.8%
2016 1,651,072 1,581,446 69,626 4.2%
2017 1,650,734 1,592,624 58,110 3.5%
2018 1,635,906 1,583,278 52,628 3.2%
2019 1,627,988 1,571,648 56,340 3.5%
2020 1,615,162 1,501,080 114,082 7.1%
2021 1,626,954 1,554,716 72,238 4.4%
2022 1,614,836 1,563,798 51,038 3.2%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com