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0.85% decline
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About the photo: Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavilion (arch: Santiago Calatrava; 1994-2001). South facade. Milwaukee WI


The economy of Milwaukee, WI employs 275,797 people. The economy of Milwaukee, WI is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 2.38; 1.77; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Milwaukee, WI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (46,896), Manufacturing (39,990), and Retail trade (31,584), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($49,295), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,804), and Finance & Insurance ($40,157).

Median household income in Milwaukee, WI is $38,097. Males in Milwaukee, WI have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,170. The income inequality of Milwaukee, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Milwaukee, WI. In Milwaukee County, WI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 73 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,226. Milwaukee County, WI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wisconsin.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Milwaukee, WI is from the county of Milwaukee County, WI.

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Milwaukee, WI is home to a population of 595,070 people, from which 93.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Milwaukee, WI is composed of 227,358 Black residents (38.2%), 211,118 White residents (35.5%), 111,036 Hispanic residents (18.7%), 26,195 Asian residents (4.4%), and 17,086 Two+ residents (2.87%). The most common foreign languages in Milwaukee, WI are Spanish (76,185 speakers), Hmong (9,239 speakers), and Arabic (2,568 speakers), but compared to other places, Milwaukee, WI has a relative high number of Hmong (9,239 speakers), Laotian (1,014 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (1,015 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Milwaukee, WI awarded 14,418 degrees. The student population of Milwaukee, WI is skewed towards females, with 6,043 male students and 8,375 female students. Most students in Milwaukee, WI are White (10,000 and 69.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,332 and 9.2%), Hispanic or Latino (1,108 and 7.68%), and Asian (617 and 4.28%). The largest universities in Milwaukee, WI by number of graduates are University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5,457 and 37.8%), Marquette University (3,477 and 24.1%), and Milwaukee Area Technical College (2,945 and 20.4%). The most popular majors in Milwaukee, WI are Registered Nursing (543 and 3.77%), General Finance (439 and 3.04%), and General Psychology (433 and 3%). The median tuition costs in Milwaukee, WI are $33,640 for private four year colleges, and $8,091 and $18,449 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Milwaukee, WI is $114,700, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $114,000 to $114,700, a 0.61% increase. The homeownership rate of Milwaukee, WI is 40.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Milwaukee, WI have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Milwaukee, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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