StatisticMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
Population598,6725,822,434328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)6,22510891
Median age31.039.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1852%43%43%
Speak English81%91%79%
Speak Spanish14%5%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Milwaukee is 5664% higher than Wisconsin
  • The median age in Milwaukee is 21% lower than Wisconsin
  • In Milwaukee 46.01% of the population is White
  • In Milwaukee 39.21% of the population is Black
  • In Milwaukee 3.83% of the population is Asian

Compare Milwaukee, WI Demographics

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      Milwaukee population breakdown by race

      RaceMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
      White46.01%86.21%73.35%
      Black39.21%6.29%12.63%
      Asian3.83%2.57%5.22%
      American Indian0.56%0.89%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.02%0.02%0.18%
      Mixed race3.67%2.19%3.06%
      Other race6.71%1.83%4.75%
      In Milwaukee, 18.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Milwaukee age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Milwaukee, WI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).