Milwaukee, WI

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Population

595,365

0.0496% growth

Median Age

31.9


Median Household Income

$39,098

2.63% growth

Poverty Rate

27.4%


Number of Employees

272,055

1.36% decline

Median Property Value

$122,300

6.63% growth

About

In 2017, Milwaukee, WI had a population of 595k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $39,098. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Milwaukee, WI grew from 595,070 to 595,365, a 0.0496% increase and its median household income grew from $38,097 to $39,098, a 2.63% increase.

The population of Milwaukee, WI is 38.4% Black or African American Alone, 34.8% White Alone, and 19.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Milwaukee, WI speak a non-English language, and 93.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Milwaukee, WI are University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5,732 degrees awarded in 2016), Marquette University (3,556 degrees), and Milwaukee Area Technical College (2,766 degrees).

The median property value in Milwaukee, WI is $122,300, and the homeownership rate is 40.4%. Most people in Milwaukee, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Milwaukee, WI is 2 cars per household.

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

Economy

The economy of Milwaukee, WI employs 272k people. The largest industries in Milwaukee, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,580 people), Manufacturing (37,720 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (28,086 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($54,556), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,461), and Finance & Insurance ($42,531).

Median household income in Milwaukee, WI is $39,098. Males in Milwaukee, WI have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,230. The income inequality in Milwaukee, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,098

2017 value

± $1,638

2.63%

1 Year Growth

± 5.86%

Households in Milwaukee, WI have a median annual income of $39,098, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,097 in 2016, which represents a 2.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,633

Average Male Salary

± $1,359

$48,230

Average Female Salary

± $1,046

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.32 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $60,448 ± $44,584

  2. Asian

    $56,631 ± $6,181

  3. White

    $48,750 ± $822

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Milwaukee, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.452

2017 Wage GINI

0.454

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.373% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4702.04

  2. Census Tract 74

  3. Census Tract 75

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Milwaukee, WI was Census Tract 4702.04 with a value of $123,042, followed by Census Tract 74 and Census Tract 75, with respective values of $94,500 and $86,029.

The following map shows all of the places in Milwaukee, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Milwaukee, WI (160k out of 583k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    83,329 ± 1,771

  2. White

    46,349 ± 1,353

  3. Hispanic

    34,145 ± 1,134

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Milwaukee, WI is Black, followed by White 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

272k

2017 Value

± 8,241

-1.36%

1 Year decline

± 4.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Milwaukee, WI declined at a rate of -1.36%, from 276k employees to 272k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Milwaukee, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (36,742 people), Production Occupations (28,664 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (24,276 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Milwaukee, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Milwaukee, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (36,742 people), Production Occupations (28,664 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (24,276 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Milwaukee, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.94 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.52 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Milwaukee, WI, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,893), Legal Occupations ($64,809), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,106).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

272k

2017 Value

± 8,241

-1.36%

1 Year decline

± 4.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Milwaukee, WI declined at a rate of -1.36%, from 276k employees to 272k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Milwaukee, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,580 people), Manufacturing (37,720 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (28,086 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Milwaukee, WI, though some of these residents may live in Milwaukee, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Milwaukee, WI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,580 people), Manufacturing (37,720 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (28,086 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Milwaukee, WI has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.5 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.43 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Milwaukee, WI, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($54,556), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,461), and Finance & Insurance ($42,531).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Machinery ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.1% of the population of Milwaukee, WI has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 30.1% on Medicaid, 7.94% on Medicare, 9.77% on non-group plans, and 0.667% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Milwaukee, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Milwaukee, WI see 1247 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,247 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,247 patients per year. This represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1,240 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wisconsin in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.92%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

30.1%

Medicaid

7.94%

Medicare

9.77%

Non-Group

0.667%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Milwaukee, WI grew by 4.52% from 8.53% to 8.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Milwaukee, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Milwaukee, WI is home to a population of 595k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.75% of Milwaukee, WI residents were born outside of the country (58k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Milwaukee, WI is composed of 229k Black or African American Alone residents (38.4%), 207k White Alone residents (34.8%), 114k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.1%), 25.6k Asian Alone residents (4.3%), 16.3k Two or More Races residents (2.74%), 2.36k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.396%), 1.52k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.255%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Milwaukee, WI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Milwaukee, WI was 31.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Milwaukee, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Milwaukee, WI residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

58k people

9.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

58.3k people

As of 2017, 9.75% of Milwaukee, WI residents (58k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Milwaukee, WI was 9.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    75,540 ± 6,704 people

  2. India

    37,144 ± 4,717 people

  3. China

    17,388 ± 3,233 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 75,540 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 37,144 and China with 17,388.

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Citizenship

93.8%

2017 Citizenship

93.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.8% of Milwaukee, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Milwaukee, WI was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    229k ± 5.28k

  2. White Alone

    207k ± 5.3k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    114k ± 7.2k

In 2017, there were 1.1 times more Black or African American Alone residents (229k people) in Milwaukee, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 207k White Alone and 114k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Milwaukee, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Milwaukee, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Milwaukee, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Milwaukee, WI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,612 ± 803

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,121 ± 876

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,831 ± 617

Milwaukee, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Milwaukee, WI awarded 14,621 degrees. The student population of Milwaukee, WI is skewed towards women, with 27,107 male students and 34,243 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Milwaukee, WI are White (10,027 and 71.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,333 and 9.54%), Hispanic or Latino (1,198 and 8.57%), and Asian (664 and 4.75%).

The largest universities in Milwaukee, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5,732 and 39.2%), Marquette University (3,556 and 24.3%), and Milwaukee Area Technical College (2,766 and 18.9%).

The most popular majors in Milwaukee, WI are Registered Nursing (828 and 5.66%), General Business Administration & Management (544 and 3.72%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (456 and 3.12%).

The median tuition costs in Milwaukee, WI are $30,687 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 570 degrees awarded

  2. 430 degrees awarded

  3. 429 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Milwaukee, WI was Registered Nursing with 570 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,732 degrees awarded

  2. 3,556 degrees awarded

  3. 2,766 degrees awarded

$8,091

Median In-State Public

$30,687

Median Private

In 2016, the Milwaukee, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with 5,732 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,443

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,178

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 6,443 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Milwaukee, WI, which is 0.788 times less than the 8,178 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Milwaukee, WI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,027 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,333 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,198 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Milwaukee, WI were to White students. These 10,027 degrees mean that there were 7.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,333 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Milwaukee, WI was $122,300 in 2017, which is 0.562 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,700 to $122,300, a 6.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Milwaukee, WI is 40.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Milwaukee, WI have an average commute time of 21.4 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.

Income

Household Income

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$39,098

Median Household Income

± $1,638

228k

Number of Households

± 6,908

In 2017, the median household income of the 228k households in Milwaukee, WI grew to $39,098 from the previous year's value of $38,097.

The following chart displays the households in Milwaukee, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$122,300

2017 Median

± $3,182

$114,700

2016 Median

± $3,504

In 2017, the median property value in Milwaukee, WI grew to to $122,300 from the previous year's value of $114,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Milwaukee, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Milwaukee, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Milwaukee, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Milwaukee, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.4%

2017 Homeownership

40.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.4% of the housing units in Milwaukee, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Milwaukee, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Milwaukee, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Milwaukee, WI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Milwaukee, WI have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Milwaukee, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.6%

  3. Public Transit

    7.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Milwaukee, WI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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