Milwaukee County is a
county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
As of the 2000 census, the county had a
population of 940,164. Its estimated 2008 population was 953,328.
county seat is Milwaukee.
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 1,190 square miles
(3,081 km²), of which, 242 square miles (626 km²) of
it is land and 948 square miles (2,456 km²) of it
(79.70%) is water.
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Milwaukee
As of the 2000 census, the county had a population of 940,164. Its
estimated 2008 population was 953,328.As of the 2007 census
estimate, there were 951,026 people, 377,729
households, and 225,126 families residing in the county. The
people per square mile (1,503/km²). There were 400,093 housing
units at an average density of 1,656 per square mile
(640/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.62% White
, 24.59% Black
or African American
, 0.72% Native American
, 2.57% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 4.25% from
, and 2.21%
from two or more races. 8.77% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 25.0% were
, 10.9% Polish
and 5.3% Irish
ancestry according to Census 2000
There were 377,729 households out of which 29.50% had children
under the age of 18 living with them, 39.00% were married couples
living together, 16.30% had a
female householder with no husband present, and 40.40% were
non-families. 33.00% of all households were made up of individuals
and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or
older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family
size was 3.13.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.40% under the
age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from
45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.10 males.
In 2000, the county was the center of the Metropolitan Area
in which the residential
pattern of Blacks versus Whites was the most extremely segregated
in the country, according to the U.S. Census
service in Milwaukee County is
provided by the Milwaukee County Transit System, which operates 469 New
Flyer and 5 Gillig Low Floor buses on 56
The transit system received an additional nine buses
Cities and villages
Milwaukee County has more than two sister cities sister cities
, as designated by Sister Cities
International, Inc (SCI) and Milwaukee's Sister Cities:
- Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation in the
United States: 1980-2000