Milwaukee demographics profile

StatisticMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
Population598,6725,754,798318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6,2258791
Median age31.039.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%57%55%
Speak English81%91%79%
Speak Spanish14%5%13%
Milwaukee, WI has a population of 598,672 and is the 31st largest city in the United States. The population density is 6,225 per sq mi which is 7020% higher than the Wisconsin average and 6771% higher than the national average. The median age in Milwaukee is 31 which is approximately 21% lower than the Wisconsin average of 39. In Milwaukee, 36% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 81% speak English and 14% speak Spanish. 66% of Milwaukee residents were born in Wisconsin, 22% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Milwaukee is 7020% higher than Wisconsin.
  • The median age in Milwaukee is 21% lower than Wisconsin.
  • In Milwaukee 46.01% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Milwaukee 39.21% of the population is African American.
  • In Milwaukee 3.83% of the population is Asian.

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Milwaukee population breakdown by race

RaceMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
Caucasian46.01%86.21%73.35%
African American39.21%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.

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Milwaukee age breakdown

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