Below are summary economic and demographic statistics for the metro Milwaukee area (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties).  For a more detailed summary of such statistics, download >> Demographic & Economic Profile - Metro Milwaukee PDF.

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POPULATION

Population, 2010 estimate 1,555,908
Population, 2000 census 1,500,744
Population, percent change 2000 to 2010 3.7%
   
Population, metro counties, 2010 census  
Milwaukee County 947,735
Ozaukee County 86,395
Washington County 131,887
Waukesha County 389,891
Metro, four county total 1,555,908
   
Population, major municipalities, 2010 census  
Milwaukee, city 594,833
Waukesha, city 70,718
West Allis, city 60,411
Wauwatosa, city 46,396
   
Population by age, 2010 census
 
Under 5 years 103,565
5 to 14 years 212,180
15 to 24 years 217,496
25 to 44 years 410,006
45 to 64 years 416,829
65 years & over 195,832
Median age 36.9
   
Population by sex, 2010 census  
Male 756,805
Female 799,103
   
Population by race & Hispanic population, 2010 census
 
All races, metro Milwaukee 1,555,908
White 1,202,957
Black/African American 265,545
American Indian & Alaska Native 10,220
Asian 47,194
Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 790
Two or more races 29,202
Hispanic/Latino population (may be of any race) 148,503

 

HOUSING

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Housing occupancy, 2010 census
 
All housing units, metro Milwaukee 669,879
Occupied housing units 622,087
Vacant housing units 47,792
   
Housing Tenure, 2010 census
 
Occupied housing units, metro Milwaukee 622,087
Owner-occupied housing units 380,813
Renter-occupied housing units 241,274

 

INCOME

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Median household income, metro Milwaukee, 2010 $49,774
Median household income, United States, 2010 $50,046
   
Personal Income, metro Milwaukee  
Total personal income, 2010  $67.8 bil.
Per capita personal income, 2010  $43,517
Per capita personal income, United States, 2010  $39,945

 

EMPLOYMENT

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Labor Force, metro Milwaukee
Labor Force, 2010 794,359
Employed, 2010  725,034
Unemployed, 2010 69,325
% unemployed, metro Milwaukee, 2010 8.7%
% unemployed, United States, 2010  9.6%
   
Nonfarm employment by industry, metro Milwaukee  
Total nonfarm employment, 2010 807,900
Construction, mining & natural resources, 2010 26,000
Manufacturing, 2010 113,100
Trade, transportation, & utilities, 2010 138,700
Information, 2010 15,600
Financial activities, 2010 55,500
Professional & business services, 2010 105,500
Educational & health services, 2010 148,200
Leisure & hospitality, 2010 68,300
Other services excluding public, 2010 45,700
Government, 2010 91,400

 

BUSINESS

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Business establishments with payroll, metro Milwaukee  
Total number, 2009  38,989
Number with less than 100 employees, 2009 37,754
Number with 100 or more employees, 2009 1,235
Retail trade sales, metro Milwaukee, 2007 $18.9 bil.
Wholesale trade sales, metro Milwaukee, 2007  $40.5 bil.
Manufacturing shipments, metro Milwaukee 2007 $41.3 bil.

 

EDUCATION

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Education levels, metro Milwaukee  
High school graduates, % of persons age 25+, 2010 estimate  89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, % of persons age 25+, 2010 estimate 31.7%
   
Institutions of higher learning, metro Milwaukee  
Enrollment, 2008/2009  103,676
Degrees conferred, 2008/2009  16,344
   
Primary & secondary schools, metro Milwaukee  
Enrollment, public & private schools, 2010/2011 294,812
High school diplomas issued, public & private schools, 2009/2010 19,164

 

TRANSPORTATION

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Air passengers, Mitchell International Airport, 2010  9,848,377
Air freight, Mitchell International Airport, 2010, (thous. lbs.)  171,123
Waterborne commerce, Port of Milwaukee, net tons, 2010  2,434,985
Average travel time to work, minutes, one way, 2010   22.2

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