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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Milwaukee County Courthouse
Seal of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Milwaukee County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1835
Seat Milwaukee
Largest city Milwaukee
Area
 • Total 1,190 sq mi (3,082 km2)
 • Land 241 sq mi (624 km2)
 • Water 948 sq mi (2,455 km2), 80%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 956,406
 • Density 3,968/sq mi (1,532/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .gov.milwaukeecounty

Milwaukee County is a

  • Milwaukee County
  • Milwaukee County Transit System

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  5. ^  "Milwaukee, a S. E. county of Wisconsin".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  12. ^ Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation in the United States: 1980-2000

References

See also

Ghost towns/neighborhoods

Villages

Cities

Milwaukee, Wisconsin's largest city

Communities

Major highways

General Mitchell International Airport is located in Milwaukee and serves the entire metropolitan area. It has scheduled service to cities across the United States as well as Canada and Mexico.

Airport

Bus 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 routes.

Transportation

Milwaukee County is a Democratic stronghold having voted for the Democratic presidential nominee since 1960.

Politics

Current officials

Milwaukee County is governed through an eighteen-member Board of Supervisors and by an elected county executive. County supervisors, the county executive, and the county comptroller run in nonpartisan elections while other countywide officials, such as the district attorney and sheriff, run in partisan elections.

Government

In 2000, the county was the center of the Milwaukee metropolitan area, in which the residential pattern of Blacks versus Whites was the most segregated in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.[12]

In the county, the age distribution was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

There were 377,729 households, of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% 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.

As of the 2000 census,[11] there were 940,164 people, 377,729 households and 225,126 families resided in the county. The population density was 3,931 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 65.6% White, 24.6% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. 8.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.0% were of German, 10.9% Polish and 5.3% Irish ancestry.

In the county, the age distribution was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.6 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

There were 383,591 households, of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.14.

As of the 2010 census,[11] there were 947,735 people, 383,591 households, and 221,019 families residing in the county. The population density was 3,932 people per square mile (1,528/km²). There were 418,053 housing units at an average density of 1,734 per square mile (674/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.6% White, 26.8% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.003% Pacific Islander, 5.4% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. 13.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Milwaukee County

Demographics

Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,190 square miles (3,100 km2), of which 241 square miles (620 km2) is land and 948 square miles (2,460 km2) (80%) is water.[4] It is the third-smallest county in Wisconsin by land area. It is watered by the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Root rivers. The surface is undulating, and the soil calcareous and fertile.[5]

Geography

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • Government 3
    • Current officials 3.1
  • Politics 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Airport 5.1
    • Major highways 5.2
  • Communities 6
    • Cities 6.1
    • Villages 6.2
    • Ghost towns/neighborhoods 6.3
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Milwaukee County is included in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area.

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