Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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Population

599,086

+1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$35,489

Median Home Price

$123,100

Best Places to Live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border. August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Milwaukee, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Downtown revitalization
-Arts and culture
-Close to Chicago
Cons
-Some gritty areas
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate

Local Listings in Milwaukee
 $169,900 
2839 S 48th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1270 SqFt
 $42,000 
3878 N 15th St
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1641 SqFt
 $54,000 
4430 N 40th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 747 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Milwaukee jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Milwaukee's cost of living is 15.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Milwaukee's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Milwaukee, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Milwaukee county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Milwaukee's population is 599,086 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Milwaukee is $123,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.0%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Milwaukee

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Reviews for Milwaukee   100 Reviews
Best Review Ever Written. - 1/18/2020
Like many waterfront cities (like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St Louis, New Orleans, Memphis, etc, etc, etc), Milwaukee does have its violent side. This penchant... Read More

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Lakes and Festivals abound - 12/27/2019
I have lived in many cities across the country. Milwaukee by far has the best of all worlds. It's hip, relatively affordable, decent job market, and it's the city of... Read More

Top 5 worst cities - 5/16/2019
First of all i have lived here for 45 years. It was really good until the last 15 years. We have 6 months of winter now, no spring and when Summer comes around it's... Read More


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

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NEW LISTINGS IN MILWAUKEE
$169,900
2839 S 48th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$42,000
3878 N 15th St
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$54,000
4430 N 40th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$35,500
4154 N Elmhurst Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 0

$43,900
4684 N 49th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$119,700
3425 N 86th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$29,900
2601 W Juneau Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 1

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