Milwaukee employment information

IndexMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
Income per capita$19,636$27,907$28,555
Median household income$35,489$52,738$53,482
Median income owner occupied$55,625$67,186$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,317$30,207$33,219
Median earnings male$26,758$36,343$36,116
Median earnings female$21,846$25,134$25,692
Unemployment rate8.5%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level29.4%13.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Milwaukee is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Milwaukee is 34% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 46% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Milwaukee is 88% higher than the national average.

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Milwaukee median earnings by income bracket

Milwaukee employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.0%0.5%
Manufacturing sector20.3%0.7%
Financial & insurance services3.3%5.9%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%11.8%
Public administration4.6%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%2.5%
Education, health & social services13.8%40.1%
Other30.7%25.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
River Hills, WI1,501$175,500228%
Elm Grove, WI5,985$119,679124%
Fox Point, WI6,695$107,466101%
Mequon, WI23,300$106,813100%
Bayside, WI4,479$103,72694%
Milwaukee, WI598,078$35,48934%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Las Vegas, NV597,353$50,9035%
Oklahoma City, OK600,729$47,00412%
Portland, OR602,568$53,2300%
Louisville, KY605,762$44,80616%
Baltimore, MD622,271$41,81922%
Milwaukee, WI598,078$35,48934%
Source: The Milwaukee, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.