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Facts Property Investors Want to Know

Interesting Facts & Statistics

  • Milwaukee covers a total area of 96.80 square miles, with 96.12 square miles being covered by land, and 0.68 square miles being covered by water.
  • Milwaukee consists of 44.8% Whites, 40% African Americans, 3.5% Asian Americans, and 11.7% other races
  • Major corporations headquartered in Milwaukee include Harley-Davidson, Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, and other notable companies.
  • Milwaukee public schools serve 89,912 students in grades K-12, at 323 schools, with 11,100 teachers.
  • Milwaukee is nicknamed “Cream City” and “Beer City”

Current Events & Attractions in Milwaukee

  • Milwaukee Public Museum and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
  • Discovery World and the Milwaukee County Zoo
  • The Harley-Davidson Museum
  • Milwaukee has More Than 140 Parks that Span 15,000 acres
  • Cathedral Park ” Jazz in the Park” on Thursday Nights
  • Pere Marquette Park “River Rhythms on Wednesday Nights
  • Milwaukee has More Than 65 Miles of Trails and Bicycle Lanes
  • Wisconsin State Fair
  • Summerfest-The World’s Largest Music Festival
  • Home of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Community Statistics

  • Milwaukee has a population of 1,543,802, with 604,293 households
  • The population density in Milwaukee is 6,235 people per square mile.
  • 52.6% of residents in Milwaukee are childless, whereas 47.4% have children that are 18 and under
  • There are 36% renters in Milwaukee, compared to 64% of those who own their homes.
  • Rental vacancy rates in Milwaukee are 6%.
  • The median age is 37.6 years old
  • The City of Milwaukee employs 2,577 law enforcement officials to keep their citizens safe.
  • Median household income is $54,127 in Milwaukee, compared to $52,175 for all adult U.S. Residents
  • Per capita income is $28,506 locally, compared to $27,466 for all adult U.S. Residents
  • The median home value in Milwaukee is $204,300
  • 22.5% of all housing in Milwaukee is valued at $300,000 or more
  • 88% of Milwaukee residents have a high school diploma, and 30% of residents have a 4 year college degree.

Milwaukee Rental Statistics

  • In 2014, the average monthly rent amount in Milwaukee was $737 per month for a single family home, and $643 for a 1 bedroom apartment.
  • 20% of Milwaukee residents pay 30% or more of their annual household income in rent.
  • As of 2013, 36% of Milwaukee residents were renters, compared to 36.98% of renters in the U.S.
  • Owner average household size is 2.66 people, compared to 2.22 for renters
  • The rent to price ratio in Milwaukee is 0.4%.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.