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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



Historical Presidential Election Results for Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 73% Joe Biden (D) 474,600 54.1% Donald Trump* (R) 388,280 44.3% 14,395 [+] 1.6% 877,275 -3 0.55%
2016 68% Hillary Clinton (D) 409,068 50.5% Donald Trump (R) 350,816 43.3% 50,079 [+] 6.2% 809,963 -3 0.59%
2012 74% Barack Obama* (D) 453,542 52.1% Mitt Romney (R) 408,564 46.9% 8,885 [+] 1.0% 870,991 0 0.67%
2008 72% Barack Obama (D) 451,456 54.0% John McCain (R) 374,498 44.8% 9,911 [+] 1.2% 835,865 -1 0.64%
2004 74% George W. Bush* (R) 420,758 50.2% John Kerry (D) 410,227 48.9% 7,113 [+] 0.8% 838,098 0 0.69%
2000 68% George W. Bush (R) 368,913 49.4% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 349,793 46.9% 27,728 [+] 3.7% 746,434 2 0.71%
1996 58% Bill Clinton* (D) 304,397 48.7% Robert Dole (R) 259,043 41.5% 61,140 [+] 9.8% 624,580 1 0.65%
1992 69% Bill Clinton (D) 311,009 42.2% George Bush* (R) 288,319 39.1% 138,333 [+] 18.8% 737,661 2 0.71%
1988 64% Michael Dukakis (D) 354,453 53.3% George Bush (R) 306,057 46.0% 4,279 [+] 0.6% 664,789 -7 0.73%
1984 66% Ronald Reagan* (R) 337,893 50.3% Walter Mondale (D) 330,188 49.1% 4,065 0.6% 672,146 -9 0.73%
1980 68% Jimmy Carter* (D) 310,509 45.8% Ronald Reagan (R) 309,093 45.6% 58,058 [+] 8.6% 677,660 -5 0.78%
1976 69% Jimmy Carter (D) 322,919 50.2% Gerald Ford* (R) 301,041 46.8% 19,100 [+] 3.0% 643,060 -1 0.79%
1972 61% Richard Nixon* (R) 282,370 49.8% George McGovern (D) 264,312 46.6% 20,084 [+] 3.5% 566,766 -11 0.73%
1968 64% Hubert Humphrey (D) 253,324 47.5% Richard Nixon (R) 232,173 43.6% 47,266 [+] 8.9% 532,763 0 0.73%
1964 69% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 349,453 63.1% Barry Goldwater (R) 203,236 36.7% 1,113 0.2% 553,802 -2 0.78%
1960 72% John Kennedy (D) 302,421 54.8% Richard Nixon (R) 248,300 45.0% 1,153 0.2% 551,874 -5 0.80%
1956 65% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 284,440 58.1% Adlai Stevenson (D) 201,368 41.2% 3,363 0.7% 489,171 1 0.79%
1952 73% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 271,006 54.0% Adlai Stevenson (D) 228,911 45.6% 2,239 0.4% 502,156 -1 0.81%
1948 62% Harry Truman* (D) 210,243 53.1% Thomas Dewey (R) 167,738 42.4% 17,652 [+] 4.5% 395,633 -3 0.81%
1944 68% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 225,739 55.3% Thomas Dewey (R) 175,019 42.9% 7,568 1.9% 408,326 -3 0.85%
1940 71% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 231,065 57.3% Wendell Willkie (R) 161,260 40.0% 10,918 2.7% 403,243 -5 0.81%
1936 66% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 249,163 73.2% Alf Landon (R) 67,343 19.8% 23,839 [+] 7.0% 340,345 -17 0.75%
1932 60% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 198,029 66.0% Herbert Hoover* (R) 66,622 22.2% 35,491 [+] 11.8% 300,142 -17 0.76%
1928 53% Al Smith (D) 128,205 52.8% Herbert Hoover (R) 100,744 41.5% 14,013 [+] 5.8% 242,962 -17 0.66%
1924 43% Robert LaFollette (Prog) 96,390 54.6% Calvin Coolidge (R) 60,758 34.4% 19,371 [+] 11.0% 176,519 -20 0.61%
1920 46% Warren Harding (R) 91,547 54.9% Eugene Debs (Soc) 44,101 26.4% 31,168 [+] 18.7% 166,816 -5 0.62%
1916 30% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 43,313 44.5% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 36,101 37.1% 17,939 [+] 18.4% 97,353 -9 0.53%
1912 29% Woodrow Wilson (D) 35,525 41.2% William Taft* (R) 23,139 26.9% 27,473 [+] 31.9% 86,137 4 0.57%
1908 34% William Taft (R) 37,187 41.1% William J. Bryan (D) 33,687 37.2% 19,584 [+] 21.6% 90,458 -10 0.61%
1904 36% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 41,891 48.2% Alton Parker (D) 24,997 28.7% 20,075 [+] 23.1% 86,963 -8 0.64%
1900 38% William McKinley* (R) 43,811 52.7% William J. Bryan (D) 33,128 39.8% 6,257 [+] 7.5% 83,196 1 0.60%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 474,600 54.1%
Donald Trump* (R) 388,280 44.3%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 8,953 1.0%
Other 5,442 0.6%
TOTAL 877,275
Turnout: 73% Diff (US): -3


2016 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 409,068 50.5%
Donald Trump (R) 350,816 43.3%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 27,345 3.4%
Jill Stein (Grn) 7,131 0.9%
Evan McMullin (I) 4,268 0.5%
Other 11,335 1.4%
TOTAL 809,963
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): -3


2012 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 453,542 52.1%
Mitt Romney (R) 408,564 46.9%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 4,637 0.5%
Other 4,248 0.5%
TOTAL 870,991
Turnout: 74% Diff (US): 0


2008 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 451,456 54.0%
John McCain (R) 374,498 44.8%
Ralph Nader (I) 3,899 0.5%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 2,003 0.2%
Other 4,009 0.5%
TOTAL 835,865
Turnout: 72% Diff (US): -1


2004 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 420,758 50.2%
John Kerry (D) 410,227 48.9%
Ralph Nader (I) 3,784 0.5%
Other 3,329 0.4%
TOTAL 838,098
Turnout: 74% Diff (US): 0


2000 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 368,913 49.4%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 349,793 46.9%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 21,615 2.9%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 2,686 0.4%
Other 3,427 0.5%
TOTAL 746,434
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 2


1996 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 304,397 48.7%
Robert Dole (R) 259,043 41.5%
Ross Perot (Ref) 46,696 7.5%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 6,526 1.0%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 2,104 0.3%
Other 5,814 0.9%
TOTAL 624,580
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 1


1992 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 311,009 42.2%
George Bush* (R) 288,319 39.1%
Ross Perot (I) 133,708 18.1%
Other 4,625 0.6%
TOTAL 737,661
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): 2


1988 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 306,057 46.0%
Michael Dukakis (D) 354,453 53.3%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 1,700 0.3%
Other 2,579 0.4%
TOTAL 664,789
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): -7


1984 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 337,893 50.3%
Walter Mondale (D) 330,188 49.1%
Other 4,065 0.6%
TOTAL 672,146
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -9


1980 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 309,093 45.6%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 310,509 45.8%
John Anderson (I) 49,176 7.3%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 6,147 0.9%
Other 2,735 0.4%
TOTAL 677,660
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): -5


1976 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 322,919 50.2%
Gerald Ford* (R) 301,041 46.8%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 10,320 1.6%
Other 8,780 1.4%
TOTAL 643,060
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): -1


1972 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 282,370 49.8%
George McGovern (D) 264,312 46.6%
John Schmitz (Amer) 18,281 3.2%
Other 1,803 0.3%
TOTAL 566,766
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): -11


1968 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 232,173 43.6%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 253,324 47.5%
George Wallace (AIP) 45,547 8.5%
Other 1,719 0.3%
TOTAL 532,763
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): 0


1964 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 349,453 63.1%
Barry Goldwater (R) 203,236 36.7%
Other 1,113 0.2%
TOTAL 553,802
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): -2


1960 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 302,421 54.8%
Richard Nixon (R) 248,300 45.0%
Other 1,153 0.2%
TOTAL 551,874
Turnout: 72% Diff (US): -5


1956 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 284,440 58.1%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 201,368 41.2%
Other 3,363 0.7%
TOTAL 489,171
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 1


1952 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 271,006 54.0%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 228,911 45.6%
Other 2,239 0.4%
TOTAL 502,156
Turnout: 73% Diff (US): -1


1948 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 210,243 53.1%
Thomas Dewey (R) 167,738 42.4%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 10,368 2.6%
Other 7,284 1.8%
TOTAL 395,633
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): -3


1944 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 225,739 55.3%
Thomas Dewey (R) 175,019 42.9%
Other 7,568 1.9%
TOTAL 408,326
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): -3


1940 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 231,065 57.3%
Wendell Willkie (R) 161,260 40.0%
Other 10,918 2.7%
TOTAL 403,243
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): -5


1936 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 249,163 73.2%
Alf Landon (R) 67,343 19.8%
William Lemke (Union) 16,011 4.7%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 6,528 1.9%
Other 1,300 0.4%
TOTAL 340,345
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -17


1932 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 198,029 66.0%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 66,622 22.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 33,767 11.3%
Other 1,724 0.6%
TOTAL 300,142
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): -17


1928 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 100,744 41.5%
Al Smith (D) 128,205 52.8%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 13,287 5.5%
Other 726 0.3%
TOTAL 242,962
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): -17


1924 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 60,758 34.4%
John Davis (D) 18,047 10.2%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 96,390 54.6%
Other 1,324 0.8%
TOTAL 176,519
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): -20


1920 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 91,547 54.9%
James Cox (D) 30,386 18.2%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 44,101 26.4%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 782 0.5%
TOTAL 166,816
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): -5


1916 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 43,313 44.5%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 36,101 37.1%
Allan Benson (Soc) 17,221 17.7%
James Hanly (Proh) 718 0.7%
TOTAL 97,353
Turnout: 30% Diff (US): -9


1912 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 35,525 41.2%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 6,881 8.0%
William Taft* (R) 23,139 26.9%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 19,665 22.8%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 847 1.0%
Other 80 0.1%
TOTAL 86,137
Turnout: 29% Diff (US): 4


1908 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 37,187 41.1%
William J. Bryan (D) 33,687 37.2%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 17,830 19.7%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 1,692 1.9%
Other 62 0.1%
TOTAL 90,458
Turnout: 34% Diff (US): -10


1904 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 41,891 48.2%
Alton Parker (D) 24,997 28.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 18,452 21.2%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 961 1.1%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 36 0.0%
Other 626 0.7%
TOTAL 86,963
Turnout: 36% Diff (US): -8


1900 President, Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 43,811 52.7%
William J. Bryan (D) 33,128 39.8%
John Woolley (Proh) 1,096 1.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 4,922 5.9%
Other 239 0.3%
TOTAL 83,196
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): 1
* incumbent