Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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Population

600,155

4% Decline

Unemployment Rate

6.4%

Median Income

$35,489

Avg. Home Price

$95,800

Best Places to Live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border
Pros
-Downtown revitalization
-Arts and culture
-Close to Chicago
Cons
-Some gritty areas
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate

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What Bert Has To Say About Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area

Somewhat in the economic and cultural shadow of Chicago 90 miles south, Milwaukee is nevertheless a self-sufficient city, as well as a commercial and cultural center for Wisconsin and particularly its more populous southeastern portions. A melting pot for 19th-century immigrants from northern Europe, the city has kept up old-world traditions, most notably the brewing (and consumption) of beer. Following a period of industrial decline- including the brewing industry- the city has revitalized some areas, particularly downtown, and created an area of lakefront parks and museums. The business picture has changed to include more financial services and retailing companies along with the traditional base of metal products, electrical equipment, and machine tools. The area is headquarters to a surprising list of Mid-sized corporations, including Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Automation and Johnson Controls, which operate plants in the vicinity, and service players like Manpower, Inc., Northwestern Mutual and retailer Kohl’s.


QUICK FACTS

City: Milwaukee
Zip Codes: 53215, 53209, 53218, 53204, 53221, 53207, 53219, 53211, 53216, 53212, 22 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 6.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Milwaukee jobs have increased by 0.77%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Milwaukee's cost of living is 15.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Milwaukee's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Milwaukee's population is 600,155 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.45%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 39 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Milwaukee is $95,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -20.03%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Milwaukee public schools spend $15,139 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.2 students per teacher in Milwaukee. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Milwaukee

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Reviews for Milwaukee    96 Reviews
Not a bad Medium Size City - 4/16/2018
I lived here for 22 years, and have a love and dislike of the place at the same time. In the like category are the city size as it has most of what you want from a... (Read More)

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Most Violent City in America - 7/23/2015
Milwaukee is one of the most violent cities in America. I should know, I have lived here for over 50 years. Everyday the news is filled with the violence that takes... (Read More)

It's actually pretty decent - 3/5/2015
I've lived here my whole life, that's 23 years of Milwaukee experience and let me just say...it's changed. But that's what's great about living here, you are constantly... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
53215, 53209, 53218, 53204, 53221, 53207, 53219, 53211, 53216, 53212, 22 total