Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.57M
0.181% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.3
0.525% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
0.454% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,937
8.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$267,200
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
794,155
0.129% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI had a population of 1.57M people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $72,937. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI declined from 1.57M to 1.57M, a −0.181% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,448 to $72,937, a 8.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.98%), White (Hispanic) (3.76%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.71%).

None of the households in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI are University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5,987 degrees awarded in 2022), Marquette University (3,757 degrees), and Milwaukee Area Technical College (2,697 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI was $267,200, and the homeownership rate was 60.2%.

Most people in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI is home to a population of 1.57M people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.5% of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI residents were born outside of the country (118k people).

In 2022, there were 4.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.02M people) in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 249k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 62.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.02M ± 1.1k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    249k ± 1.79k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    62.4k ± 1.04k
11.4%
Hispanic Population
179k people

In 2022, there were 4.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.02M people) in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 249k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 62.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI are hispanic (179k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
118k people
7.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
118k people

As of 2022, 7.5% of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI residents (118k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI was 7.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    22,669 ± 1,018
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,983 ± 930
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,150 ± 592

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI employs 794k people. The largest industries in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI are Manufacturing (133,680 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (125,309 people), and Retail Trade (83,759 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,864), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,163), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,821).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

794k
2022 Value
± 6,640
0.129%
1 Year growth
± 1.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI grew at a rate of 0.129%, from 793k employees to 794k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, are Management Occupations (86,518 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (86,216 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (73,621 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

794k
2022 Value
± 6,640
0.129%
1 Year growth
± 1.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI grew at a rate of 0.129%, from 793k employees to 794k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, are Manufacturing (133,680 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (125,309 people), and Retail Trade (83,759 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, though some of these residents may live in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,514
Median earning men ± $450
$41,131
Median earning women ± $492

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,463), Public Administration ($76,055), and Information ($69,819).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,630), Public Administration ($54,833), and Wholesale Trade ($53,468).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 17,173
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 10,892
    Manufacturing
  3. 9,557
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI awarded 21,012 degrees. The student population of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 30,815 male students and 44,244 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI are White (13,559 and 66.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,374 and 11.7%), Black or African American (1,802 and 8.87%), and Asian (1,194 and 5.88%).

The largest universities in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5,987 and 28.5%), Marquette University (3,757 and 17.9%), and Milwaukee Area Technical College (2,697 and 12.8%).

The most popular majors in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI are Registered Nursing (1,631 and 7.76%), General Business Administration & Management (756 and 3.6%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (710 and 3.38%).

The median tuition costs in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI are $32,990 for private four year colleges, and $7,421 and $13,353 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 75,059 (41.1% men and 58.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 75,059 students enrolled in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, 41.1% men and 58.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 44,212 records, of which 58% were women and 42% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 942 degrees awarded
  2. 526 degrees awarded
  3. 469 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI was Registered Nursing with 942 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,987 degrees awarded
  2. 3,757 degrees awarded
  3. 2,697 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with 5,987 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 8,114 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, which is 0.629 times less than the 12,898 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 13,559 degrees mean that there were 5.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,374 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($32,990) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,529) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI was $267,200 in 2022, which is 0.948 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $235,100 to $267,200, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI is 60.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI is $72,937. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

Property

$267,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,919
$390,320
Median Property Taxes
±$4,033

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.2% of the housing units in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

The following map shows all of the counties in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,937
Median Household Income
± $755
649k
Number of Households
± 6,105

In 2022, the median household income of the 649k households in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI grew to $72,937 from the previous year's value of $67,448.

The following chart displays the households in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.07%)

In 2022, 75.7% of workers in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.07%).

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (193k out of 1.54M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.4% of the population of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 0.935% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.57%
Uninsured
54.2%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
9.86%
Non-Group
0.935%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI declined by 1.41% from 5.65% to 5.57%.

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