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, 2013 estimate 1,569,659
Population, 2010 census 1,555,908
Population, percent change 2010 to 2013 0.9%
   
Population, metro counties, 2013 estimates  
Milwaukee County 956,023
Ozaukee County 87,054
Washington County 132,739
Waukesha County 393,843
Metro, four county total 1,569,659
   
Population, major municipalities, 2013 estimates  
Milwaukee, city 599,164
Waukesha, city 71,016
West Allis, city 60,697
Wauwatosa, city 47,134
   
Population by age, 2013 estimates
 
Under 5 years 101,252
5 to 14 years 209,640
15 to 24 years 210,142
25 to 44 years 413,530
45 to 64 years 423,568
65 years & over 211,527
Median age 37.4
   
Population by sex, 2013 estimates  
Male 764,253
Female 805,406
   
Population by race & Hispanic population, 2013 estimates
 
All races, metro Milwaukee 1,569,659
White 1,207,058
Black/African American 267,767
American Indian & Alaska Native 10,782
Asian 51,472
Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 694
Two or more races 31,886
Hispanic/Latino population (may be of any race) 158,035

 

HOUSING

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Housing occupancy, 2012 estimates
 
All housing units, metro Milwaukee 670,195
Occupied housing units 623,682
Vacant housing units 46,513
   
Housing Tenure, 2012 estimates
 
Occupied housing units, metro Milwaukee 623,682
Owner-occupied housing units 373,765
Renter-occupied housing units 249,917

 

INCOME

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Median household income, metro Milwaukee, 2012 $52,605
Median household income, United States, 2012 $51,371
   
Personal Income, metro Milwaukee  
Total personal income, 2012  $73.6 bil.
Per capita personal income, 2012  $46,943
Per capita personal income, United States, 2012  $43,735

 

EMPLOYMENT

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Labor Force, metro Milwaukee
Labor Force, 2013 797,410
Employed, 2013  739,425
Unemployed, 2013 57,985
% unemployed, metro Milwaukee, 2013 7.3%
% unemployed, United States, 2013  7.4%
   
Nonfarm employment by industry, metro Milwaukee  
Total nonfarm employment, 2013 825,800
Construction, mining & natural resources, 2013 25,000
Manufacturing, 2013 119,300
Trade, transportation, & utilities, 2013 140,000
Information, 2013 14,600
Financial activities, 2013 54,200
Professional & business services, 2013 118,300
Educational & health services, 2013 151,600
Leisure & hospitality, 2013 72,400
Other services excluding public, 2013 42,200
Government, 2013 88,300

 

BUSINESS

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Business establishments with payroll, metro Milwaukee  
Total number, 2012  37,728
Number with less than 100 employees, 2012 36,474
Number with 100 or more employees, 2012 1,254
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+, 2012 estimate  89.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, % of persons age 25+, 2012 estimate 32.5%
   
Institutions of higher learning, metro Milwaukee  
Enrollment, 2012/2013  102,462
Degrees conferred, 2012/2013  18,058
   
Primary & secondary schools, metro Milwaukee  
Enrollment, public & private schools, 2012/2013 293,486
High school diplomas issued, public & private schools, 2011/2012 19,056

 

TRANSPORTATION

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Air passengers, Mitchell International Airport, 2013  6,525,181
Air freight, Mitchell International Airport, 2013, (thous. lbs.)  148,876
Waterborne commerce, Port of Milwaukee, net tons, 2012  2,267,094
Average travel time to work, minutes, one way, 2012   21.9

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