South Milwaukee, WI

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2020 Population
20,857
0.477% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.3
1.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
15%
10.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$57,286
8.75% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$166,000
2.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, South Milwaukee, WI had a population of 20.9k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $57,286. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of South Milwaukee, WI declined from 20,957 to 20,857, a −0.477% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,678 to $57,286, a 8.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Milwaukee, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.7%), White (Hispanic) (9.25%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.86%).

None of the households in South Milwaukee, 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.

96.4% of the residents in South Milwaukee, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in South Milwaukee, WI was $166,000, and the homeownership rate was 58.9%.

Most people in South Milwaukee, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in South Milwaukee, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

South Milwaukee, WI is home to a population of 20.9k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.36% of South Milwaukee, WI residents were born outside of the country (1.33k people).

In 2020, there were 8.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.8k people) in South Milwaukee, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.93k White (Hispanic) and 588 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2020 Citizenship
96%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.4% of South Milwaukee, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in South Milwaukee, WI was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Milwaukee, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.8k ± 543
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.93k ± 446
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    588 ± 203
12.5%
Hispanic Population
2.61k people

In 2020, there were 8.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.8k people) in South Milwaukee, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.93k White (Hispanic) and 588 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.5% of the people in South Milwaukee, WI are hispanic (2.61k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in South Milwaukee, WI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.36%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people
6.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.45k people

As of 2020, 6.36% of South Milwaukee, WI residents (1.33k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Milwaukee, WI was 6.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    393 ± 119
  2. Korea
    224 ± 89
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    216 ± 87

South Milwaukee, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of South Milwaukee, WI employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in South Milwaukee, WI are Manufacturing (2,232 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,750 people), and Retail Trade (1,073 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,205), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,188), and Public Administration ($49,583).

Occupations

10.6k
2020 Value
± 722
3.12%
1 Year growth
± 8.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in South Milwaukee, WI grew at a rate of 3.12%, from 10.3k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Milwaukee, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,616 people), Production Occupations (1,200 people), and Management Occupations (792 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Milwaukee, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.6k
2020 Value
± 722
3.12%
1 Year growth
± 8.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in South Milwaukee, WI grew at a rate of 3.12%, from 10.3k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Milwaukee, WI, are Manufacturing (2,232 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,750 people), and Retail Trade (1,073 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Milwaukee, WI, though some of these residents may live in South Milwaukee, 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

$39,752
Median earning men ± $5,290
$34,159
Median earning women ± $2,328

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Construction ($65,813), Public Administration ($53,229), and Manufacturing ($47,574).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($50,269), Public Administration ($45,966), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,934).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

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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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

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. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

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

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.628% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.581% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.39M), Some college (1.04M), and Bachelors Degree (875k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in South Milwaukee, WI was $166,000 in 2020, which is 0.722 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $162,000 to $166,000, a 2.47% increase. The homeownership rate in South Milwaukee, WI is 58.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in South Milwaukee, WI have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Milwaukee, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in South Milwaukee, WI is $57,286. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in South Milwaukee, WI was Census Tract 1704 with a value of $80,694, followed by Census Tract 1707 and Census Tract 1701, with respective values of $68,049 and $63,070.

Property

$166,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,658
$4,983
Median Property Taxes
±$390

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 South Milwaukee, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

58.9%
Homeownership
2020
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58.9% of the housing units in South Milwaukee, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1704
  2. Census Tract 1707
  3. Census Tract 1701

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Milwaukee, WI was Census Tract 1704 with a value of $80,694, followed by Census Tract 1707 and Census Tract 1701, with respective values of $68,049 and $63,070.

The following map shows all of the places in South Milwaukee, 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.
$57,286
Median Household Income
± $4,488
8.46k
Number of Households
± 569

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.46k households in South Milwaukee, WI grew to $57,286 from the previous year's value of $52,678.

The following chart displays the households in South 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Milwaukee, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.71%)

In 2020, 81.8% of workers in South Milwaukee, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.8%) and those who worked at home (5.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Milwaukee, WI have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.76% of the workforce in South Milwaukee, 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 South Milwaukee, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Milwaukee, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Milwaukee, WI (3.1k out of 20.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Milwaukee, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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94.5% of the population of South Milwaukee, WI has health coverage, with 50.1% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Milwaukee County, WI see 1364 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.29% decrease from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1193 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 328 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wisconsin, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,364 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Milwaukee County, WI

Primary care physicians in Milwaukee County, WI see an average of 1,364 patients per year. This represents a 2.29% decrease from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Milwaukee County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wisconsin across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.48%
Uninsured
50.1%
Employer Coverage
19.3%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Milwaukee, WI grew by 4.2% from 5.26% to 5.48%.

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

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