Milwaukee employment information

IndexMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
Income per capita$20,630$29,253$29,829
Median household income$36,801$54,610$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,892$69,544$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,745$31,736$35,192
Median earnings male$27,775$37,342$36,919
Median earnings female$22,533$25,818$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%3.7%4.7%
Poverty level28.4%12.7%15.1%
The Milwaukee, WI employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Milwaukee is $20,630, which is 29% lower than than the Wisconsin average and 31% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $36,801, which is 33% lower than than the Wisconsin average and 33% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 7%, which is 44% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Milwaukee is 28% which is 88% higher than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$24,531$36,801$73,602
City
$36,403$54,610$109,220
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Milwaukee is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Milwaukee is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 44% 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 industry7.1%0.7%
Manufacturing sector21.2%0.6%
Financial & insurance services3.1%5.5%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%11.9%
Public administration4.1%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%2.6%
Education, health & social services13.6%39.6%
Other29.9%26.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
River Hills, WI1,548$151,111173%
Elm Grove, WI6,085$119,512116%
Fox Point, WI6,695$113,854106%
Whitefish Bay, WI14,088$105,15690%
Mequon, WI23,663$104,69189%
Milwaukee, WI598,672$36,80133%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Louisville, KY611,573$46,88115%
Las Vegas, NV613,295$50,8828%
Oklahoma City, OK620,015$50,0709%
Portland, OR620,589$58,4236%
Baltimore, MD621,000$44,26220%
Milwaukee, WI598,672$36,80133%
Source: The Milwaukee, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).