West Milwaukee, WI

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Population

4,200

0.332% decline

Poverty Rate

23.9%


Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$35,286

5.89% growth

Number of Employees

2,043

2.05% growth

Median Property Value

$135,300

1.81% decline

About

In 2017, West Milwaukee, WI had a population of 4.2k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $35,286. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Milwaukee, WI declined from 4,214 to 4,200, a -0.332% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,323 to $35,286, a 5.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Milwaukee, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.7%), White (Hispanic) (21.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.3%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (6.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%). N/A% of the people in West Milwaukee, WI speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in West Milwaukee, WI is $135,300, and the homeownership rate is 41%. Most people in West Milwaukee, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in West Milwaukee, WI is 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of West Milwaukee, WI employs 2.04k people. The largest industries in West Milwaukee, WI are Manufacturing (530 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (322 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (237 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($53,958), Wholesale Trade ($51,979), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,094).

Median household income in West Milwaukee, WI is $35,286. Males in West Milwaukee, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in West Milwaukee, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,286

2017 value

± $4,204

5.89%

1 Year Growth

± 14.8%

Households in West Milwaukee, WI have a median annual income of $35,286, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,323 in 2016, which represents a 5.89% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wisconsin by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Wisconsin by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 1101

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Milwaukee, WI was Census Tract 1101 with a value of $35,286, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in West 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

23.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Milwaukee, WI (998 out of 4.17k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

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. White

    576 ± 179

  2. Black

    321 ± 156

  3. Hispanic

    164 ± 113

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Milwaukee, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.04k

2017 Value

± 320

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 21.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Milwaukee, WI grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 2k employees to 2.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Milwaukee, WI, are Production Occupations (336 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (202 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (191 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Milwaukee, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Milwaukee, WI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (336 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (202 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (191 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Milwaukee, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.84 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.8 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Milwaukee, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,318), Management Occupations ($61,500), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,844).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.04k

2017 Value

± 320

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 21.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Milwaukee, WI grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 2k employees to 2.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Milwaukee, WI, are Manufacturing (530 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (322 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (237 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Milwaukee, WI, though some of these residents may live in West 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 West Milwaukee, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (530 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (322 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (237 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Milwaukee, WI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.56 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.62 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Milwaukee, WI, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($53,958), Wholesale Trade ($51,979), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,094).

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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. $41.9B

  2. $30.3B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $41.9B, followed by Machinery ($30.3B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

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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$356B

2020 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

38.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $356B. This is expected to increase 38.5% 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. $31.3B

  2. $29.3B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.3B, followed by Minnesota with $29.3B and Michigan and $11.1B.

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

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Health

83.7% of the population of West Milwaukee, WI has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 7.42% on Medicare, 9.68% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West Milwaukee, WI see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% increase from the previous year (1366 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1312 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 386 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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1,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Milwaukee County, WI see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% increase from the previous year (1,366 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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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%).

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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

16.3%

Uninsured

43.1%

Employer Coverage

21.4%

Medicaid

7.42%

Medicare

9.68%

Non-Group

2.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Milwaukee, WI grew by 13.6% from 14.4% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West 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

West Milwaukee, WI is home to a population of 4.2k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 13% of West Milwaukee, WI residents were born outside of the country (544 people).

In 2017, there were 2.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.05k people) in West Milwaukee, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 915 White (Hispanic) and 727 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.1

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Milwaukee, WI was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in West Milwaukee, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Milwaukee, WI residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

544 people

11.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

495 people

As of 2017, 13% of West Milwaukee, WI residents (544 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 West Milwaukee, WI was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

91.6%

2017 Citizenship

93.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.6% of West Milwaukee, WI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Milwaukee, WI was 93.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Milwaukee, WI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    2.05k ± 260

  2. White (Hispanic)

    915 ± 290

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    727 ± 189

In 2017, there were 2.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.05k people) in West Milwaukee, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 915 White (Hispanic) and 727 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    122 ± 75

  2. Vietnam

    65 ± 52

  3. Korea

    16 ± 18

West Milwaukee, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Milwaukee, WI was $135,300 in 2017, which is 0.589 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,800 to $135,300, a 1.81% decrease. The homeownership rate in West Milwaukee, WI is 41%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Milwaukee, WI have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Milwaukee, WI is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$135,300

2017 Median

± $6,508

$137,800

2016 Median

± $7,705

In 2017, the median property value in West Milwaukee, WI declined from to $135,300 from the previous year's value of $137,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West 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 West Milwaukee, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$35,286

Median Household Income

± $4,204

1.97k

Number of Households

± 278

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.97k households in West Milwaukee, WI grew to $35,286 from the previous year's value of $33,323.

The following chart displays the households in West 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

41%

2017 Homeownership

35.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 41% of the housing units in West Milwaukee, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 35.7%.

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

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Milwaukee, WI have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in West Milwaukee, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Public Transit

    7.11%

  3. Carpooled

    6.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Milwaukee, WI was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Public Transit (7.11%) and those who Carpooled (6.27%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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