West Milwaukee, WI

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2020 Population
4,128
0.434% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
12.6%
15.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$41,267
0.779% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$146,500
6.55% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, West Milwaukee, WI had a population of 4.13k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $41,267. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of West Milwaukee, WI declined from 4,146 to 4,128, a −0.434% decrease and its median household income declined from $41,591 to $41,267, a −0.779% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Milwaukee, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.5%), White (Hispanic) (13.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.9%), Other (Hispanic) (11.1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.17%).

None of the households in West 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.

94.7% of the residents in West Milwaukee, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in West Milwaukee, WI was $146,500, and the homeownership rate was 34.8%.

Most people in West Milwaukee, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in West Milwaukee, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

West Milwaukee, WI is home to a population of 4.13k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.93% of West Milwaukee, WI residents were born outside of the country (410 people).

In 2020, there were 4.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.25k people) in West Milwaukee, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 539 White (Hispanic) and 491 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2020 Citizenship
93.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.7% of West Milwaukee, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in West Milwaukee, WI was 93.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Milwaukee, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.25k ± 444
  2. White (Hispanic)
    539 ± 227
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    491 ± 224
29.2%
Hispanic Population
1.21k people

In 2020, there were 4.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.25k people) in West Milwaukee, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 539 White (Hispanic) and 491 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.2% of the people in West Milwaukee, WI are hispanic (1.21k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.93%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
410 people
10%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
416 people

As of 2020, 9.93% of West Milwaukee, WI residents (410 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 West Milwaukee, WI was 10%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    112 ± 114
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    78 ± 54
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    22 ± 24

West Milwaukee, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of West Milwaukee, WI employs 2.06k people. The largest industries in West Milwaukee, WI are Manufacturing (407 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (284 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (281 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($65,700), Educational Services ($55,913), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,536).

Occupations

2.06k
2020 Value
± 383
0.93%
1 Year growth
± 23.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in West Milwaukee, WI grew at a rate of 0.93%, from 2.04k employees to 2.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Milwaukee, WI, are Production Occupations (377 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (268 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (231 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Milwaukee, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.06k
2020 Value
± 383
0.93%
1 Year growth
± 23.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in West Milwaukee, WI grew at a rate of 0.93%, from 2.04k employees to 2.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Milwaukee, WI, are Manufacturing (407 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (284 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (281 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,394
Median earning men ± $1,938
$32,684
Median earning women ± $11,990

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Construction ($65,700), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,977).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,401), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,679), and Retail Trade ($30,000).

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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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Race

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 West Milwaukee, WI was $146,500 in 2020, which is 0.638 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $137,500 to $146,500, a 6.55% increase. The homeownership rate in West Milwaukee, WI is 34.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in West Milwaukee, WI have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Milwaukee, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$146,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$17,375
$706
Median Property Taxes
±$173

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

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

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Rent vs Own

34.8%
Homeownership
2020
53.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 34.8% of the housing units in West Milwaukee, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 1101
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in West 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.
$41,267
Median Household Income
± $4,178
2.03k
Number of Households
± 376

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.03k households in West Milwaukee, WI declined from $41,267 from the previous year's value of $41,591.

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 $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West 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 (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.62%)

In 2020, 75.4% of workers in West Milwaukee, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (5.62%).

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

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Milwaukee, WI have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.829% of the workforce in West 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 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 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Milwaukee, WI (515 out of 4.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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91.1% of the population of West Milwaukee, WI has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 8.03% on Medicare, 7.6% on non-group plans, and 4.39% 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 22.5% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

8.91%
Uninsured
51.5%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
8.03%
Medicare
7.6%
Non-Group
4.39%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Milwaukee, WI declined by 3.25% from 9.21% to 8.91%.

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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